Knight Protection is a family business with almost 30 years’ experience in the protection industry. Established in 1994 by Jeffrey Knight, the company has been under the management of Tim Knight since 2014.

We are recognised as being among the top 1% of security firms in our market and have an outstanding reputation for our expertise, quality of service and attention to detail.

Along with our experience and integrated approach, these have led to us becoming the first choice for many private clients, private estates, corporations, and the public sector.

We provide protection to some £5bn of UK real estate, and have worked with three royal families, including being the preferred security contractor for the births of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge.

Corporate and government clients include De Beers, Historic Royal Palaces, Harwell Life Sciences Park, the Grosvenor Estate, and the NHS. Many of our clients have been with the company for over 10 years, the longest over 20 years.

Our diverse leadership team includes technology experts, people with corporate expertise, and former members of the military and Police.

Chosen security provider at the births of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Cambridge
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We’re a second generation family-run business and pride ourselves on our level of service, expertise and professionalism.

Trust, integrity and transparency shape our philosophy and ensure that we build long-term relationships with our customers, partners and staff. We operate with a clear set of values at the heart of everything we do.

Display positive family values in all we do

Lead on advice and expertise

Confident and highly professional

Thorough, creative and innovative

Dependable and will always do the right thing

A passion for doing more than expected

This approach has created mutual respect right across our supply chain, helping Knight Protection retain the best people, work long-term with the most outstanding suppliers, and consistently deliver the highest quality and best value for money for our clients.

Fastest average response time to an alarm in the UK



Managing Director

Tim started his career in Financial Services for NatWest/RBS. Initially working in technology transformation, he moved on to work in corporate strategy, focusing on business turnaround, new market entry, organisation design, salesforce effectiveness, performance management and talent development.

Tim took over the family business in 2014, following the passing of his father, the founder. Since 2014 the business has expanded and added Technology and Advisory services, and invested in its own, proprietary technology to support its clients and operations.

Tim is passionate about building a high-performing team and long-term, trust-based relationships with clients.


Chief Commercial Officer

Charlie Commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into the Royal Regiment of Artillery. During his time in the Army he saw active service in Kosovo and Iraq.

Following his military career, Charlie managed the private office of a UHNWI (ultra high-net-worth individual), and was responsible for the family interests in the United Kingdom and Europe, including his personal security.

Charlie then held leadership roles in two specialist security companies focusing on risk management and personal protection. Subsequently moving into the Technology sector, Charlie led business growth in the United Kingdom and EMEA region for US technology firms.

Charlie is a Member of the Security Institute.


Head of Technology

William started his career with an electronic security specialist in South Africa, holding the Technical Director position before he relocated to the UK in 2020. He worked on projects across a range of disciplines including Security networks, access control & biometric systems, analytic CCTV systems, fire detection/suppression systems, video display walls, and integration. These spanned government, banking, rail, airports, mining, power stations, stadiums & international organisations.

William joined the Group in 2021 as the Senior Technical Manager. Recent projects have encompassed copper & fibre media, biometric systems, ANPR and thermal imaging for several high-profile customers.

William has a passion for sharing expert advice, professional services, and exceptional customer experience.


Chief of Staff

Rebecca manages the day-to-day running of the Knight Protection head office.

She brings years of experience as an office manager and a background in managing operations within different industries.

Rebecca started as Knight Security’s Finance Manager and studied for and achieved her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications with the business. Since then, she has taken on the role of Executive Assistant for our Managing Director, Tim, and works closely with him to ensure the smooth running of the business.


Head of Strategic Operations

Mick served in the Royal Military Police for 11 years before joining the UK Police. During his 10 years in the Police force he qualified in and carried out CID, Rapid Intervention, Firearms and Close Protection duties.

Mick was also deployed as a Close Protection Operator in support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Kurdistan, Iraq. During his time in Iraq he was the Close Protection Team Leader protecting US Military Generals.

Mick has a wealth of experience in running complex security operations, having worked in the private sector for over 20 years.


HR Director

Sarah started her career in sales with Xerox, moving to training, followed by the natural switch to HR. She has been involved in a number of family businesses including IT, broadcasting and alternative finance. Her corporate experience was gained with British Airways, G4S, Arqiva, Alpha Airports Group and as the EMEA Corporate HRD for the McGraw Hill Companies.

In recent years she has worked within many regulated businesses, including both investment management and property funds. Her experience has also involved working in unionised environments leading business transformation projects.

Sarah has a BA(Hons) and a Masters in HR Management.