About us

About us

Founded in 2011, Platinum Oak has become an established provider of bespoke close protection medical support to individual high-profile clients, businesses and families

Whether you are looking for long-term care in a fully equipped medical facility at home or short-term support on a business trip with a plain-clothed paramedic by your side, we are trusted by those who require the highest standards of discretion and capability.

Platinum Oak is one of the only Care Quality Commission (CQC) approved healthcare providers for the executive protection market in England. Every one of our Registered Healthcare Providers is enhanced DBS-checked and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the General Medical Council (GMC), so you can feel confident we meet legal and legislative standards when it comes to the safety, quality and effectiveness of our services.

Furthermore, our commitment to continually invest in innovation, fleet and state-of-the-art equipment, has led to enhanced operational capability.

Our exceptional team is made up of clinical staff with years of expertise that includes extensive experience on 999 frontline ambulances and air ambulances as well as working within emergency departments, GP surgeries and managing clinical telephone triage teams. It is this medical expertise combined with a team of professionals who have extensive military, close-protection, government and police service experience that sets Platinum Oak apart from other executive healthcare providers.

No matter your health and security requirements, our friendly team is on hand to create and deliver a bespoke service for you. Our comprehensive audit and risk analysis forms an integral part of your onboarding experience, which guarantees a level of service that is always responsive to your individual needs.


For the latest advice and to learn more about how we could support your requirements, please get in touch for a no-obligation consultation.‍

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Executive Directors

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Our mission is to provide the complete solution for executive healthcare in a security environment for every unique circumstance

Paul Steward

Paul Steward


Paul’s strengths in leadership, critical thinking and astute decision-making have been honed across 15 years of military and healthcare experience in the public and private sectors.

As a paramedic and close protection operative, Paul has led multi-agency operations at high profile events involving VIPs, diplomats and royalty.

During the NATO summit in 2014, he was positioned as Bronze Medical Liaison in the Command Room for Celtic Manor; a role which entailed overseeing the response to President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of NATO countries.

Having served in the Armed Forces, Paul maintains the highest standards of personal discipline, integrity and professionalism. It was his military background combined with his medical expertise across NHS, private healthcare and security settings that paved the way for Platinum Oak’s unique foundation.

Paul’s vision is healthcare in a security environment, bringing operational excellence to the delivery of bespoke medical support.

He is also passionate about supporting education, regularly planning and delivering courses as a medical and mental health trainer to students, peers and partnering organisations.

Julian Knight

Julian Knight

Director of Compliance

Julian’s experience in policing and corporate management has underpinned his skills in security, risk management and the protection of high-profile individuals.

Julian was Chief Superintendent at Gwent Police and Head of Neighbourhood and Partnerships. He has also worked extensively in the Corporate Management side of Policing, involved in organisational change, audit, risk, performance management and corporate governance and compliance.

He spent three years on secondment with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and was involved in introducing Efficiency Planning and Best Value Reviews to Policing. In 2014, Julian was appointed Police Commander of the Celtic Manor Resort during the NATO (Wales) Summit.

Julian remains significantly involved in substance misuse and treatment services as Vice-Chair of the Kaleidoscope Project Charity. He is also the Chair of the Kaleidoscope Kingston Housing Association, providing accommodation to those receiving support and treatment services.