A Business of Impact – The UMBRA Academy

Since the launch of UMBRA in 2015, we have been on a mission to make Security and a Secure Lifestyle accessible to those who need it the most.

We have kickstarted initiatives to broaden the understanding of the Security Industry for those that need to use it, and those interested in working within it. When clients work with us they know that not only do they access the best people, advice and services to keep them safe today and tomorrow, but that their work with us also supports a range of initiatives that we proudly champion.

What we have already achieved under our 4 Academy Pillars so far:

Sports to Security

We identified that the values and experience within professional sport can transition brilliantly to the Private Security Industry. As a result, we created and supported funding and education pathways for ex-professional sports men and women to enter into the UK Security Industry, working with Harlequins Women, Saracens Foundation and the Welsh Rugby Players Association, soon to roll out across our global partners.

Veteran Support

We support the Armed Forces Covenant and help those from armed forces and blue light services backgrounds to transition to the private sector on a 1-2-1 basis daily. We assist with private client (and wider) career guidance and support, networking opportunities and enhancement. Along with CV/Linkedin optimisation, mentoring for the short to long/ongoing term where required.

Resources for All

We provide training resources for free as downloadable toolkits, and are currently looking for partners and sponsors to enable us to reach an even wider audience.

Supporting the Next Generation

Our Secure Lifestyle Training benefits the Coach Core Apprenticeship Scheme. For each course we deliver to our clients and their next generation, we gift the same to a Coach Core Apprentice – underlining our commitment to Social Mobility through sport.

Even with the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and in an increasingly complex world, we see our Academy and its four pillars as an evolving key focus of our business. You’ll see we won’t stop pushing the boundaries of what’s possible to leave behind a better and safer world.
If you or your business are interested in more information about our methodology, motivations for creating a legacy, or to support our initiatives, please email