Our New Managing Director – Matthew Blythe

Earlier this month a new Managing Director was appointed for Vanquish® Training Academy. Mr Blythe, who has also adopted the title of ‘Course Leader’, will be in charge of all UK operations for the education wing of The Vanquish® Group. He will also succeed Michael Chandler as the main course instructor for all Britain-based courses allowing Chandler to take the courses overseas.

Matthew came ‘through the ranks’ after attending our 21 day course a few years back. In a recent Instagram post he stated ‘Having done my close protection course with this company a few years ago I am excited to become apart of this already amazing training provider Vanquish®️ put me in great position to succeed in the industry so far and is an honour and privilege to have the opportunity to run this business and become a course leader!’

Several changes have are afoot under our new leadership changes to payment plans, certain course fee increases (for both Vanquish and The Security Academy) along with a brand new training location in Leeds. In 2020, the 21 Day Vanquish® Close Protection Course will be held in a new city outside of London and Manchester. Over the years we have has a vast amount of applicants from Yorkshire and so it seems a good decision to introduce a Leeds based course.


On behalf of the organisation, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Matthew and wish the best of luck.

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