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The Best Close Protection instructor

About The Founder


Born and raised in central London, Michael Chandler spent many years working in large security teams on high profile events such as film premieres, award ceremonies etc. During this time he was also conducting covert surveillance operations in and around the London area as a trainee. Because of his consistent dedication to the industry and his four years service in The Royal Military Police (TA), he was shortly conducting close protection operations for a range of clients from celebrities to businessmen and sport personalities alike, some of whom had received serious threats from various organisations. Sometime later, Michael began conducting surveillance and counter surveillance operations all over the UK and quickly became the biggest contractor for a private investigation company based in London who were at the time, one of, if not the biggest in the country. This later led to a promotion which was to become the Head of International Surveillance Operations. 


After this, Michael continued his work with various celebrities in a close protection capacity. He also consulted and advised other security companies on Anti & Counter Surveillance matters along with providing any investigative services they required. 


In 2012 Michael decided to change his low profile and covert lifestyle and stared in a documentry about the spy industry. 


Now, Michael is Managing Director or Vanquish Security & Investigation Consultants, Vanquish Training Academy and is a front-runner to become the CEO of the Vanquish Group.


He is also the author of the International seller 'The Real Guide to Surveillance' which sells in most English speaking countries including; UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and The US.


Vanquish still advises other security companies on counter surveillance and investigative matters. Our other corporate clients include law firms solicitors, private individuals, employment agencies, retailers, the BBC and Universal Records. 


Michael has written all of our courses himself for which people come from all over the world to attend knowing that they only take place 3 times per year.






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