Meet the Founder

Damien Heim

Damien Heim is the founder and lead trainer of Ares Tactical Concepts as well as Managing Director of Ares Risk Management

Damien is a former member of the Parachute Regiment and UK’s Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).

He is an accomplished Risk Management Consultant, Close Protection Operator, and Covert Surveillance Operative.

During his military and Close Protection career, he has worked in some of the world’s most hostile and volatile environments. His experience is second to none!

He has over 9-years of military experience, and a further 9 years experience as a Close Protection, Operator. Damien has global operational experience. 

In addition, Damien is a proficient martial artist with over 23-years of combined training and competing experience. 

Areas of Operation

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
Operational World Map

Professional Qualifications

  • ECDL Certificate in Terrorism Studies.
  • Hostile Environments Close Protection Operators Certificate
  • Ship Security Officer & Anti-Piracy Certificate
  • F POS Intermediate Certificate
  • Executive Close Protection
  • MIRA Medic 
  • Security Risk Management Diploma 
  • MSO
  • Covert Surveillance
  • Private Investigation 
  • Security Risk & Crisis Management Diploma 

Martial Arts

  • Black Belt Tai Kwondo
  • PT Level 2
  • Krav Maga – Level 4
  • 1 Para Boxing Team Member
  • East Anglia K1 Title Holder 2017 at 86KG
  • European K1 Contender 2018 at 75Kg
  • British K1 Contender 2020 at 82 KG