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He says: "The industry hasn't got the best image and its reputation has been marred by thugs throwing their weight around, but we are out to change that. We believe in Nike Red Jackets speaking to people how we'd like to be spoken to ourselves, good manners and politeness cost nothing.

It has also supplied security guards for events such as the Beckhams' pre World Cup party and concerts as well as for a number of corporate clients such as Manchester based owner of the Trafford Centre, Peel Holdings and the BBC.

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"There are a number of people who are buying nice cars and setting themselves up as chauffeurs but many have no skills in dealing with unexpected incidents, or trained in things like defensive driving which is essential when you are dealing with high profile individuals."

"My business has grown by word of mouth but the time is now right to take it to the next level."

It was while he was working as a chef that he began to develop an interest in Thai boxing and went on to be crowned both the British and European champion in the late 1980s.

"I was also teaching Thai boxing and met a number of the security staff from Manchester United who asked me to go and join them, which I did 1996."

"I became too close and that's when it is difficult to do the job."I became friends with David and Victoria as well as the children.

But for Manchester born bodyguard turned entrepreneur Paul Hughes, it is all in a day's work. This softly spoken and articulate individual is far removed for the stereotypical image of a monosyllabic security guard.

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When their bodyguard Mark Niblett left, Paul stepped into his shoes.

He's protected some of the world's most high profile individuals, from movie mogul Stephen Spielberg and pop sensation Robbie Williams to heads of state, and even boasts Unicef as a satisfied client.

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A star in the world of security

In today's celebrity obsessed world, coupled with heightened security risks across the globe, the demand for professional protection is growing and Paul believes his firm is in an excellent position to capitalise on this.

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and a few months later became her personal trainer.

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The fitness fanatic then turned his attention to boxing and, weighing in at around 9st 9lbs, fought as a lightweight and was ranked in the UK top 10.

Paul worked for the Beckhams until their move to Spain. He says after eight years Nike Sweatshirts Womens Amazon

Despite having a slight frame, Paul began working as a doorman in his early 20s in the clubs of Manchester, mainly to pay the rent.

Benchmark PA is still relatively small in size, with a turnover of around 100,000. He says: Nike Hoodie Gray And Black

"I was still working as a chef but started on the doors part time, which for someone of my size was quite odd. I've put on a couple of stone since then," he laughs.

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But it wasn't long before he met his new employer Victoria Adams, who went on to become Mrs David Beckham. Paul began escorting Victoria to the stadium Nike Tracksuits 2016

And it is this image that Paul and his firm Benchmark PA wants to change.

As well as providing bodyguards, or close protection operatives as Paul likes to call them, the firm offers security chauffeuring services.

Paul says: "It is the corporate side of business as well as events that I'm now looking to grow and there is huge demand for professional security services out there.

"Also, the industry itself is becoming much more professional and all individuals now have to be licensed by the Security Industry Association."

HE'S looked after some of the world's biggest stars. His work has taken him all over the globe from the Vatican to Central America and the Philippines.

it was time to take a step back.

After leaving school with a handful of GCSEs, Paul trained to be a chef and worked in the industry for the next decade at a number of hotels, including the Marriot at Manchester Airport.

"You can't be a bodyguard to people you are close to because there is a danger of taking your eye off the ball.

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