Argus Europe Limited was established in 1992 by Managing Director Brian Tough Q.G.M. a former Special Forces soldier and Bodyguard to many high profile individuals. Argus Europe has been providing specialist training for high-net worth clients and their families since the early 1990′s. Argus Europe is an operational company working globally with an extensive variety of contracts.
When it comes to instructing in our specialist areas we believe that we have excellent strength in depth. We insist that our instructors have real world experience, be it government, commercial or a mixture of both. We also ensure that our instructors continue on with their own professional development so that standards continue to be raised within the organisation.
Brian Tough Q.G.M.
A former bodyguard to Director Special Forces, Sheikh Yamani, Princess Caroline of Monaco, King Hussain of Jordan and other high profile individuals. A former Special Forces Instructor in Close Quarter Battle (C.Q.B), Surveillance, Close Protection Training and Counter Terrorism. 35 years of experience working at the very highest levels in the security industry.
A former Parachute Regiment Soldier with a variety of operational deployments behind him. On leaving the army Nick became a Security Consultant on a major Diamond Mining Project in Sierra Leone, West Africa and then a Close Protection Officer within the U.K. and the European Union. Since returning to the U.K. fulltime a high level of experience has been gained while working as an established surveillance operator for Argus Europe and other major National and International companies specialising in Fraud Investigations and Risk Management. Training students in Close Protection, Surveillance and Private Investigations continue to mix well with an on-going operational commitment in those areas.
Graeme Kerr Q.C.B.
A former member of United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) Group, Graeme has become a Personal Protection Officer for an International Risk Management Company working with multi service teams involved in highly sensitive security operations. A broad range of surveillance and security consultancy experience gained while with UKSF, working covertly with other Government Security Services within the U.K. on counter terrorist operations. A high level of operator experience has been obtained as both a team member and team leader. Experienced in advanced Close Quarter Battle, hostage rescue and extraction, progressive/defensive driving, advanced surveillance (mobile, foot, air and technical) and advanced Close Target Reconnaissance (CTR). An experienced Special Forces medic with hospital attachments and associated civilian qualifications.
Mark ‘Nog’ Gorman
Mark served for 22 years in the Army with Airborne Forces and after specialising in primary care and trauma medicine, spent the last six years of his Army career as a qualified Operating Department Practitioner. Whilst in this role, Mark has gained experience in places such as Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Iraq as well as military and NHS hospitals in the UK. Since leaving Armed Forces, Mark has taught on many and various First Aid courses both nationwide and abroad.
Wayne is a former Royal Marine with service throughout the world in a number of challenging environments who is now a practicing UK state registered paramedic (PA31457) with NHS experience. Wayne has undertaken specialist training and gained experience in the field of expedition medicine, remote and hostile environment medicine on a global basis. He is a keen climber, mountaineer and general adventurer who thrives in the most challenging of environments. To constantly maintain professional development and offer the best and most current evidence based medical support to clients Wayne ensures that his own training is always as current as possible . Wayne is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and also a member of The College of Paramedics. Due to the nature of his work Wayne feels it important to maintain a current enhanced criminal record bureau check (CRB) and also hold medical indemnity insurance.
Marie is a practicing UK state registered paramedic (PA31573) with current NHS experience. In addition to this Marie is a well qualified and experienced tutor who regularly teaches a variety of medical courses to a cross section of students. Marie holds a Bsc Honours in Paramedic Science as well as a Certificate in Education.
In addition to being a Licensed Close Protection Officer, Kyle is also an experienced martial artist and covers the unarmed combat section of the course. Kyle practices Pekiti Tirsia Kali (Filipino close combat technique], Muay Thai, Kenkushinkai Karate Jitsu. Kyle has lived in Thailand and fought in the Superfight Championships in Patong. Kyle’s sessions cover the basic techniques that all CPO’s will find invaluable throughout their career. Kyle is available to for 1 to 1 tuition or small group sessions for those who wish to take their training to the next level.
Bob has been a combat shooting instructor to the Ministry of Defence, Police Forces, 15 times British Champion, 3 Times European Champion, 3 times runner up European Champion and holder of 4 World Titles at three gun matches. 1 of only 5 World Masters at Combat shooting. Provider of C.Q.B. training for Close Protection Teams (Worldwide) for close to 30 years.
Why choose us?
- A trusted name amongst employers
- On-going post course support
- Extensive experience
- Subject matter experts
- ELCAS approved
Training courses provided
- Close Protection Training
- Surveillance Training
- Private Investigation Training
- First Person on The Scene Intermediate
- Maritime training
- Operational services