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Security Services in Changing Times

Established to provide tailor-made security services for clients all over the world, Asia Security and Protection (ASAP) Group was founded by Group Managing Director Martin Franks after he arrived back in Hong Kong in 2007.

Having served as a soldier for the British Army stationed in Hong Kong in 1990, Franks was inspired to create a business focusing on the delivery of high-quality executive protection services after taking on some short-term contracts following his return to the city. He quickly established a client base ranging from film and sports personalities to high-net-worth individuals and corporations.

Being headquartered in Hong Kong means that ASAP Group has access to Eastern and Western business communities, and joining HKGCC was a natural step. “Being a part of the Chamber ideally positions us to provide internationally recognized security services to our clients across Asia Pacific,” said Franks.

Today, ASAP Group works throughout the region, and its team consists of experts from a variety of backgrounds including military, law enforcement, and heads of corporate security.

The past 12 months saw a drastic change in the landscape for security services in Hong Kong as the protests had a swift impact on the way many businesses operated.

“Our operations changed from low-risk close protection and travel management to navigating active protest sites while maintaining the safety of our clients,” said Franks.

However, the Group’s specialty of identifying and managing risks meant they became an in-demand security provider for clients including politicians, journalists and diplomats visiting Hong Kong during the turbulence.

With the sudden onset of the Covid-19 epidemic, additional safety concerns are now affecting the Group’s clients, especially those who need to travel. However, ASAP Group continues to support clients including international organizations with companies and interests across Asia Pacific.

“In extremely unusual and unpredictable conditions, we continue to brief and activate local resources to ensure continuity to our clients,” said Franks.

In February, ASAP Group merged with Salama Fikira, a provider of maritime security services that is also experienced in international standards of security and risk management. This fusion has established the company as a global organization and laid the groundwork for further growth.

“We look forward to rolling out enhanced services and building long-term relationships with new and existing clients across the region,” Franks concluded.

Company : Asia Security and Protection Group Ltd
HKGCC Membership No. : HKA0876
Established : 2018
Website : http://www.asapgroupintl.com

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