Our Story

Askari Tembo set up in the north of England in 2014 to provide protection and security services with a key difference - we make it personal.

As a family run business with roots in the military, we are deeply committed to the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge. We recruit former service personnel from the armed forces and blue light services because we share common bonds and values honed by training and experience in the field - integrity, trust, loyalty, discretion, courage and absolute professionalism.

We’re not here to follow the herd and our name says it all. Askari is Swahili for warrior and tembo means elephant.

At Askari Tembo, we never forget what you value the most and you can trust us to take as much care of your people and property as we do of our own. It’s a personal service and you have direct access to our directors at all times.

From our office in Harrogate, our operations and administration team run assignments nationwide and overseas - and we have a growing reputation for high-profile brands and VIP events.

Our services and staff are registered, certified, and fully insured - and most importantly led by experts with years of operational experience delivering security and protection services across three continents.