Caudwell Children

I have known Lee sheldon for some time now, in both a professional and personal manner. When I was informed that he had decided to set up Black Onyx Concepts I was immediately filled with confidence that success would follow.

Lee will go beyond the call of duty and assist wherever possible when required, a true professional who can be trusted and knows the value of discretion. I do not hold any reserve in recommending the company to fulfil your particular requirement.

Claire Caudwell 
Chief Ambassador for Caudwell Children


Sovereign Global

As a Maritime Security Manager, I have known Lee Sheldon for seven years in a professional and personal capacity.

Employed over a number of years as a Security Operator and Team Leader on super-yacht and commercial vessel passages, Lee’s staunch reliability and professional approach benefited the company in a number of ways, building good relationships with clients, captains and ship crews. Always keen to get on task, his diligent approach helped ensure we kept existing clients and won new ones. I could always trust Lee to get the job done with the minimum of fuss.

Lee is a very experienced Maritime Security Team Leader and has conducted many successful, safe transits. He always conducted comprehensive team and client briefings and managed his team members with a personable but firm hand. Lee is a very thorough Security Operator, ensuring clients receive the best protection possible whilst instilling in the crew a comfortable sense of safeness across high risk areas. Strong and confident in character, Lee leads ‘from the front’ and is never afraid to ‘get his hands dirty’ to complete the task.

A logical problem solver, Lee is flexible & I believe capable enough to adapt to make a success of any new security job or operation, and will be a great asset to any company he works for.

I would have no hesitation recommending him for work as a Security Operator, as I know experience and skills such as his are too precious to forgo.

Chris Bowen
Malaysia Country Manager


Complete Protection Consultants

Good Afternoon Lee,

I would just like to say a big thank you for your continued support and assistance over the past few years, it is once again refreshing to be able to rely on your Professionalism and Managerial assistance, not just on this occasion at the Baku European Games in Azerbaijan 2015, but also on our previous Safety Management roles at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the opening of King Abdullah Stadium in Saudi Arabia. Our thanks also extend to UK contracts, Stadia, Close Protection detail and many more aspects of CPC’s coverage.

As a company who continues to grow within the International Crowd Safety Management Industry and who relies on not just its company reputation but more importantly our advisors knowledge and expertise when dealing with sometimes fragile situations.

Therefore I would like once again to pass on my sincere appreciation and gratitude to you for your continued support and we as a company look forward to working with you in the future.

Garry Robertson
Managing Director CPC Ltd


M.Y Rabdan - Abu Dhabi

Lee has previously provided protection on two separate Motor Yachts on which I was a crew member.

Each voyage included a very volatile passage through the Gulf of Aden. There is no doubt in my mind that our vessel would have been boarded by hostiles during one such voyage, had it not been for Lee Sheldon.

Lee is a complete professional, calm and extremely capable. Lee instilled confidence in the crew. It was very clear we were all in good hands.

Yours sincerely,

William Dwyer
Captain, M.Y Rabdan

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Richard Smith - bet365: Group Property Director

Lee Sheldon was employed as a security Team Leader by bet365 during the period September 2016 to February 2017.

During this period Lee had duties as a close Protection Operative and this included working closely with senior executives and their families. He also was a team leader for the security teams at the company’s commercial properties in Stoke-on-Trent and senior residential properties.

Whilst he was with the company we found him to be both knowledgeable and experienced in the close protection environment and responsive to different situations and circumstances he was presented with. Lee behaved with discretion at all times and had a professional manner when providing personal security.

Richard Smith
Group Property Director