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Managing Director of Blackstone Security
David Meaklim

Founder and Managing Director

David is the founder and Managing Director of Blackstone Security Solutions and heads a team of dedicated security professionals.

His company has provided security for royal visits attended by Her Majesty the Queen, Cabinet Ministers and overseas dignitaries including Bill Clinton, as well as numerous celebrities and VIP’s.

David is a leading security specialist with extensive private sector experience spanning over 20 years, managing teams in a diverse range of roles and environments. Spending time in different countries with various organisations has allowed him to bring new skills and techniques to his own training and management approaches. He has implemented these within Blackstone to continually develop and improve the services provided to their clients. This experience and continued development has placed Blackstone at the forefront of Business and high net worth residential security.

David is particularly proud to support the education sector. Blackstone provides security services for a number of independent schools and colleges. In 2015 Blackstone sponsored the Best Collaboration (independent and maintained school) category at the Education Procurement Excellence Awards, part of The Sunday Times Festival of Education.

Rob Elton

Operations Manager

Rob Elton is Blackstone’s Operations Manager, having initially joined the company as a dog handler.

He looks after the day-to-day operations of the company, managing key client relationships, ensuring that we meet all our requirements and consistently deliver exceptional standards of service. He is also responsible for the safety and welfare of our employees, developing our team members and their professional skills.

Rob has an in-depth knowledge of rural communities and estate management. Having spent many years managing large country estates, Rob has extensive experience in the provision of rural and agricultural security.

Rob has developed his skills through progressive training and learning across several sectors of the security services industry and his experience includes close protection, residential security, asset protection and dog handling.