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Colonel (Retd) Stuart Tootal DSO OBE     President of the BSA

Stuart Tootal commanded the 3rd Bn The Parachute Regiment as the first British unit to be sent to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan in 2006, a tour where 3 PARA became engaged in what has been the most intense level of combat experienced by the British Army since Korea and where he was awarded the DSO. Following this tour, Stuart was promoted to full Colonel, but resigned from the Army over the poor treatment of his wounded and lack of kit for those serving on operations.  He is now the global head of security in a large blue chip company in the corporate sector, and brings a wealth of experience to the BSA as our President.  Stuart is the chairman of the Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust charity set up to assist wounded Paras.

Boris Buddle - Paraguard Security

Boris served in the 2nd Bn and 10th Bn ( TA ) The Parachute Regiment for thirty years, he finished his time in 10 Para as a WO2. Upon leaving 2 Para he joined the London Fire Brigade where he served for twenty seven years, reaching the rank of Station Officer. He also worked part time in the security industry, qualifying as an SIA Close Protection Officer in its infancy. Boris formed his own company a number of years ago, specialising mainly in the field of Close Protection.

Julian Roe     Director - Close Protection, Training, Events

After several years in the British Army as an officer with the 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment and a police officer in the Metropolitan and Avon & Somerset Forces, Julian ultimately gravitated towards the security industry and started carrying out private close protection work with contacts and former colleagues. Working for a number of security companies post his time with the police, Julian was increasingly disappointed at what he found in the commercial market place and formed Delta Security in 2002, and subsequently the specialist arm of Delta, DSG Consultants who carry out all event work and CP Ops, he also helped in re-writing and updating the old CP course to the SIA CP course that currently exists now. 

Gil Boyd BEM     Technical Director

Gil served in the 2nd Bn The Parachute Regiment, then the RMP (TA) where he attained the rank of WO1 RSM at ARRC, whilst still being in the Regular Police Service where he served for 30 years, carrying out a variety of duties. These included, Police Diving Supervisor for the Underwater Search Unit, and for the last 15 years as the Principal Technical Officer covering all aspects of covert technology for the Serious and Organised Crime Unit. He has designed many innovative solutions still used by both the Police and the Army today and received numerous awards for his achievements. He was responsible for setting up the Hostage Siege Technical Requirements Group at the Home Office. He retired in 2004 and set up his own company Goodman Bentley Spec/Ops, which deals with the Police, HM Prisons, Border & Immigration, Government Depts and the military