who are blink?
We are specialists with one purpose.
We provide integrated security services to the Film TV, Music, Outside Broadcast and Entertainment industries - and to the people that live and work within them.
Since our inception 15 years ago we have successfully evolved into an organisation that stands behind some of the highest value properties in the world.
We ensure them ease of mind that allows them to get on with their jobs and their lives.
We were originally born of the military, to be specific, the Royal Marines. Put Security and Military in the same sentence and certain things spring to mind.
That's certainly not us.
In common with most of the top security specialists, we started out by providing some of the very best people available, ex military with supreme skills, organisation and anticipation, using initiative to get the job done.
Unlike other top security specialists we combined these particular hard skills with very specific soft skills. We integrated them seamlessly into the agencies and organisations that delivered award winning live experiences and events on behalf of some of the biggest brands and film & TV companies in the world.
From live stadia entertainment to royal events, we evolved an ethic, not only to be the guardians of our client’s physical security, but to go beyond, to be protectors of their brand and their sponsors brand values.
Our ethos gives equal measure to the importance and value of the audiences, the threat damage of an unguarded phone call, an active laptop connection or an indiscretion captured on camera.
Viewing our client’s security as an integral part of their brand and their lifestyle underpins every aspect of Blinks operations. A fresh style and a growing reputation for delivering the right security solution, has attracted the attention and patronage of the entertainment industry to a different way of doing things. A way of providing total security with apparent ease that resonates with their clients and their objectives the world over.
These days our teams combine the widest arc of relevant talents. They are the very best people, drawn from a range of disciplines and expertise. Above everything, they are all protection officers. Very experienced protection officers. They all have singular experiences gained from global theatres of operations, large scale logistics planning and strategic intelligence gathering.
They also have a deep understanding of the workings of the entertainment industry - what makes things tick. Which means they go beyond - they become active assistants to every aspect of successful management whether its personal and family, a world tour, national sports event or TV production.
That means military specialists, police, tour management, reputation and crisis management, stadia management, close protection, logistics and movements, intelligence and counter intelligence.
That means when we deploy our security teams, we deploy the right people not just the available people.
big stick ideology
Whatever the job, whether high-value asset protection or large-scale crowd control, our aim is simple.
To deliver high-level, strategic insight, applied experience and crystal-clear communication with absolute discipline, discretion and thorough resourcefulness.
Every job begins with detailed consultation to establish the exact needs.
Every job has a bespoke implementation solution set against measurable outcomes and very clear objectives.
Every job means the delivery of highly-trained, well-organised, experienced, dependable and discreet people.
People that inspire confidence.
Personable people that integrate.
People that go beyond.
We maintain the integrity of brands, of people, of large and small-scale public events.
We also secure the intelligence necessary to do it.
The most important man in the country called on the man that had been his shadow for14 years. To Churchill, his personal safety was personal and that’s what made Walter Thompson so remarkable.
In 20 years service, Thompson traveled over 200,000 miles and saved Churchill's life over 20 times, even when Churchill was exposed to danger from shrapnel during the Blitz, plots by the IRA, Indian Nationalists, Arab Nationalists, Nazi agents, Greek Communists and the deranged.
The personal relationship between the two: confidence, discretion, and absolute effectiveness entrusted Thompson as a constant protecting shadow allowing Churchill ease of mind to get on with the job.
It’s the ethos and code at the heart of everything we do. Intelligent and personable, professional and discreet.
We afford our high profile clients the confidence and ease of mind to get on with their lives knowing they are completely covered.... our specialist protection team provide thorough, dedicated service at every aspect of our clients world.
We’ve served many of them continuously for years.
events & tour integrity
We act as both Directors of Security and Stadia Consultants for public performance events around the world.
Whether its a single large scale sports event or a 30 city world tour, we ensure the integrity and security of our clients and their entourage by providing continual coverage as they travel and perform.
We connect, advise and co-ordinate with other security providers in each area and country to maintaining seamless integration of cover.
It’s a blueprint for completely closed loop protection.
We consult to International TV and production companies on their integrated security needs for high profile events.
We advise on the most effective means of securely establishing intelligence led security for their people, their assets and their reputation in the most challenging environments.
Our service provision is end to end, liaising with relevant authorities and security services using the closed loop blueprint.
This currently includes tour Management, Intelligence and counter- Intelligence, Travel and Logistics, Close Protection, Stadia Management and in-country transportation.
Blink takes care of many of the UK’s highest profile productions. We manage and provide the security teams for all aspects of the operations - we look after the principals, the talent and the public for live studio, tours and stadium events.
The means to acquire information increases exponentially as the sheer volume of communication channels explode.
Every day people’s power to use information increases, for both good and ill.
For anyone with equity value, wellbeing or reputation vested in the public domain, acquiring, processing and using intelligence is critical. When myriad strands of information and detail are gathered and processed into intelligence it provides options that make every aspect of policy and organization more effective and the mitigation of potential threats more efficient.
Effective intelligence also means countering the intelligence of those that would use it for harm.
Blink is in the business of Intelligence led security. Our intelligence is gathered by human, open source and electronic means and we use four distinct but interconnecting disciplines: Collection, Analysis, Action, Counter-Intelligence.
Intelligence underpins every aspect of our work.