Close Protection

Licensed Close Protection Services for the TV, Film, Sport & Media Industries

Over 25 years' experience in the Security sector

All staff are qualified to SIA standards

All staff are qualified to SIA standards

Dependable and reliable service for your peace of mind

Working together in partnership with you

Working together in partnership with you

Flexible services to meet your needs

Trusted by a host of leading companies

Trusted by a host of leading companies

Experienced and Non-Invasive Close Protection

Capricorn Security Group has been supplying the TV, Film, Sport & Media industries with licensed Close Protection Services since the SIA was formed in 2003. We provide a non-invasive service on either a one to one basis or as a Close Protection Team, for overt and covert protection, depending upon the client’s requirements. We conduct comprehensive threat and risk assessments to determine the best solution for our clients, ensuring a cost-effective service without compromising on quality.

The bulk of our operational experience is working with Celebrities from the world of TV, Film & Music, as well as home grown and International Sports Stars, when working on TV projects and other assignments in the Region. Our role is to protect our clients from threats or unwanted attention from over enthusiastic fans or eager paparazzi. We can also provide a secure transport service between locations.

For over 10 years, Capricorn Security has also worked hand in hand with Local and National TV News Crews (including Granada Reports, ITN & Sky News), when faced with reporting from difficult filming locations and potential hostile environments. Our ability to respond quickly to the escalation of events is second to none, and It’s at times like these where our experience is key, as keeping alert and calm under pressure is a necessity.


Specialist Covert Protection Services

We have also in recent years, conducted covert protection operations, accompanying investigative journalists on many assignments all over the county, on special projects and factual hard-hitting documentaries.

Our Close Protection Clients

If you’re looking for a premium quality all round well managed service please consider us or take a look at our full work history document to find out more about our Close Protection services.

Client Testimonials

“1st class work this week. We had an excellent team of guards. Special mention to Mark Sykes, well deserved after seeing him in action as CPS with Jodie Whittaker.”

Leon Smith, Unit Manager, Dr Who


“Capricorn have supported our business for a number of years, and provided a number of project specific security resolutions for our service needs. The team at Capricorn are always very approachable, flexible and supportive of us as their client and our needs. The operations team are a real asset to Capricorn and a pleasure to work with.”

Clare Bee, Operations Manager, MAPS Solutions Europe Ltd

“This was the smoothest job I have done in nearly 10 years doing this. Guards excellent and all punctual, and brilliant service from all of you.”

Ian McDonald, Unit Manager, Still Open All Hours

As a city centre venue, the safety and well-being of our customers is at the forefront during any of our operating hours. Capricorn Security have not only done tremendous work for us in the past two years, but they have also become a part of the 20 Stories family. A wonderful company that are professional, friendly and the best at what they do.

Gintare Sutkauskaite, Assistant General Manager, D&D London | 20 Stories

“I am impressed with Capricorn Security’s ability to consistently provide an excellent and efficient service each time we call upon them. Usually with little or no notice. Capricorn often exceeds our expectations, even during the difficult and sometimes hostile situations news coverage can bring. All personnel are highly competent professionals. And I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others”

Lizz Milman, Operations Manager, ITV News

Accredited contractor

Capricorn Security Group Holdings Ltd holds SIA approved contractor status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding, key Holding and Close Protection services.

Security Services in Manchester and throughout the North-West

We are fully compliant with Health & Safety regulations and also hold certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 for quality, environmental and health and safety management systems. Likewise we are SafeContractor approved.