Andy joined the British Army in 1996 initially in the Royal Army Medical Corp qualifying as a Combat Medical Technician Class 1 BARTS / BATLS.
In 2000 he transferred the Household Cavalry Regiment in Windsor as a member of C Squadron, leaving the Army in late 2003 with three operational tours of Bosnia Herzegovina.
He then joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a Police Officer passing out of Hendon training school as class captain in 2004.
Andy was posted to the London Borough of Hackney one of the busiest boroughs in London with a large amount of gun, gang and knife crime.
After a spell on the response team he moved onto the plain clothes task force, dealing with the initial response to firearms incidents, robberies, and prolific offenders.
Andy left the Police in 2008 with five QSR?s and a commendation for determination and professionalism.
Moving into the private security industry, Andy has spent the last 10 years working in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, supporting large corporations such as SHELL, BP, and the British Embassy (FCO).
Starting as an Armed Close Protection Officer / Tier 2 medic, progressing onto an Armed Protection Team leader, and finally transitioning through to the lead Regional Training Manager developing new policy and procedure for security teams working across the hostile region.
Most recently Andy was appointed as a Corporate Security Manager with a global firm and joins UK Protection Ltd from being the Security Director of Operations for another respected organisation.
Andy brings a wealth of operational experience to UKP and over sees our West End based operations.