The Team

Gavin Meers: Company Director

1194352Gavin 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.

Ryan Russell: Company Director

RyanRyan 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.

Paul Carden MSC SAC DIP: Training Manager


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 .

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