British Military Security
Franchise Opportunity

Who are British Military Security?

British Military Security (BMS) is a commercial security organisation offering expert services including event security, venue security, close protection, surveillance and manned guarding for high profile clients. Based in Birmingham, BMS is led by Gavin Meers and Ryan Russell, who are both former senior members of the Armed Forces with over 20 years of experience between them. They have been involved in operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq. The company was formed after the pair spotted a gap in the market for a company that strives to provide a professional security solution by way of skilled operatives not just ‘jacket fillers’. This approach and only employing proactive, forward thinking operators has attributed to the companies rapid growth.

Gavin Meers

Gavin Meers

Company Director

Gavin has extensive senior level experience of serving within Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, involving operations in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq.

Passionate about improving standards in the security industry and implementing an exemplary standard of professionalism and customer service, Gavin identified a gap in the market for a high quality security company and by establishing British Military Security, he has built a strong company and brand image by utilising the services of professional and talented ex-military personnel; recognising the high level of training and development, in addition to the strong team ethos, that is prevalent in the military.

Gavin Meers

Gavin Meers

Company Director

Ryan Russell is able to bring discipline and military planning skills to BMS, leading a security company that’s gaining a wide range of prestigious contracts. Ryan began his security career in the military serving in two operational tours in Iraq. Since leaving the forces Ryan has worked across nearly every sector of the security industry being involved in providing Close protection duties to high net worth individuals, pop icons and foreign diplomats, leading surveillance teams and consulting East African navies on the combating of piracy. With all this experience Ryan is well versed to lead the company into any scenario

Gavin Meers

Gavin Meers

Company Director

Paul has over 14 years’ experience in providing security in both military and private sectors. During 14 years military service within an Infantry Regiment in the British Army he commanded multiple British and Foreign National teams UK and in hostile environments worldwide. During military operations he led specialist teams in hostile Close Protection, Intelligence, surveillance and high value target reconnaissance. Upon leaving the Armed Forces Paul has been involved in providing Close protection duties to well known football teams, along with high net worth individuals, pop icons and foreign diplomats. Paul joined British Military Security starting as a member of a Close Protection team and quickly progressed to a Team Leader position. His current role within British Military is Director of Training.

What does a BMS
Franchise consist of?

What do you get as
a Franchisee?

  • A Door Supervisor Level 2 Course and SIA License if not already held.
  • Use of all logos and copy.
  • Use of BMS SIA approved contractor status and ISO 9001.
  • Being able to deliver training through the awarding body ‘Highfield’
  • Having access to a business development manager.
  • The ability to supply manpower to existing BMS contracts where needed.
  • The ability to utilise our national contracts that our training school has to deliver courses to colleges and training providers.
  • Use of our well established website and social media which includes facebook and twitter.
  • Access to our database of national operatives.
  • Use of our tender department who will produce copy and the final document.
  • An induction week with our training manager to help you establish the processes and procedures behind setting up and running of the training school.
  • 20 branded polo shirts
  • 20 branded jackets
  • 20 branded clip ties
  • 10 branded long sleeve shirts.
  • 1000 business cards

Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.
Strong Brand – One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.


Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.


Ongoing operational support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.


Marketing assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.


Purchasing power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.


Risk avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

Business support

Everyone working for BMS is an important player on the team. We believe in building personal professional relationships with our customers and being polite and helpful at all times. We must make it easy for people to do business with us.

Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two way working relationship with all our franchisees, and make the BMS name synonymous with excellence.

The earnings potential

What you can earn out of a BMS franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.

Year one Year two Year three
Income £85,326 £159,152 £238,728
Expenditure £63,540 £115,720 £173,580
Profit £21,876 £43,432 £65,148



British Military Security acted as our security partner for the 2013 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Stadium. They delivered an excellent service across all areas and provided world class close protection services for arguably the biggest sport star in the world, Usain Bolt, as one of their extra tasks.

Ryan Murphy Commercial Director British Athletics.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and thanks for helping us make the Glasgow Loves Christmas event in December 2013 a massive success. Without your support, creativity and hard work, this event would not have been what it was. Your security firm was outstanding. Everyone remarked on how you were the best company they’ve ever worked with. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with you again and would do so in a heartbeat.

Jacqui Wallace Director ‘Shes Gott It’

What you need

What do you need to be successful as a BMS Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a BMS franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes then a BMS franchise could be just what you have been looking for:


A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.


A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.


The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.


The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a BMS Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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