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Lynceus is an international security company, specialising in accredited training, operational support and corporate risk. Set up in 2007, it is headed by founder Justin King, an ex-British Army officer and the former director of private security company C2i International. [1]



According to the British Expertise website [3] Lynceus has private and government clients in the UK, the Middle East (Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and in Africa (Benin, Congo Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo). Typical projects include:

  • Kuwait – Managing and training the Coastal Protection Force
"Lynceus have been responsible for training and equipping a Coastal Protection Force (CPF), made up of 150 Kuwaiti nationals, to patrol and protect a 19 x 2 km strip of coastal petrochemical infrastructure off Kuwait. Experts at Lynceus designed and delivered a 4 week course. The CPF now deals with the security of the inload and outward escort of all LNG-related shipping and this will require further more advanced first aid training, to mitigate the specific safety risks that this volatile and hazardous substance brings. Lynceus will deliver this training in the near future. Lynceus have been tasked to further enhance the utility of the CPF by providing SAR training for all boat operators. This training is now underway and the trained boat operators will become a vital component in the overall commitment to safety at sea that is demanded by organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation and others."[3]
  • Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria, through the United Nations (UN)
"This was a challenging contract that demanded innovative solutions to the various issues that the EFCC faces in its quest to become one of the world’s leading economic crime investigation units. They required solutions to issues such as the physical security of the EFCC estate, data security, deployment of overt and covert surveillance, their equipment, custody and interviewing procedures and transport requirements. [3]
"Lynceus delivered courses covering training, first aid, security operations and security supervising to members of the new in-house training team. BAPCO now have a fully integrated training team who are qualified teachers and supervisors and this is extremely invaluable to the security department. This new team of trainers is qualified to carry out all training in-house to the other security guards. A comprehensive security training phase is soon to be implemented within BAPCO so that all officers are at the same high professional standard. Lynceus trainers will now work with BAPCO trainers and when they have developed the necessary confidence and skills they will take control of the training, with Lynceus simply offering advice and mentoring. In time, BAPCO Security Department will be in the position to train their own security trainers."[3]

PR Companies

Lynceus is listed as a paying client of Gardant Communications, APPC Register Entry for 1 June 2009 to 31 August 2009.

Affiliated Company Details

  • LYNCEUS (CONSULTING) LIMITED (Company No. 04647740)[4] [5]
Registered address: Hammer House
117 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UN
Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 24/01/2003
Nature of Business (SIC(03)):
9999 - Dormant Company
Previous Names:
Date of change Previous Name
Registered address: Hammer House
117 Wardour Street, London W1F 0UN
Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 14/07/2010
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)): None Supplied

Transferable skills and alliances: police and private security industry

Questions have been raised regarding the ethics of "former police officers cashing in on their surveillance skills for a host of companies that target protesters".[7] See the Powerbase overview of the revolving door between the private security industry and the police.


Head Office and Corporate Risk division

Hammer House
117 Wardour Street
London W1F 0UN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 2682
Fax: +44 (0)20 7434 2689
Company No. 06217351 (Date of Incorporation: 18/04/2007)


Lynceus Ltd.
SE2 Gloucestershire Airport
Staverton, Cheltenham GL51 6SR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1452 856040
Fax: +44 (0)1452 856121

Operational Support

Office 208,Second Floor
Al - Anoud Complex
Makkah Street
Tel: +965 977 16761



  1. Private EyeThey haven't got a Clouseau, accessed 9 February 2011.
  2. Lynceus,Key Personnel, accessed 9 February 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 British Expertise, Lynceus Ltd,accessed 1 March 2011
  4. Companies House LYNCEUS (CONSULTING) LIMITED], accessed 1 March 2011
  5. LYNCEUS (CONSULTING) LIMITED, OpenCorporates, accessed 1 March 2011]
  6. LYNCEUS AEROSPACE LTD, OpenCorporates, accessed 1 March 2011]
  7. Paul Lewis and Rob Evans Green groups targeted polluters as corporate agents hid in their ranks The Guardian, 14/02/11, accessed 14/02/11