Stuart Woolgar talks Guardianship with Forbes Magazine.

Posted on June 4, 2018.

We are proud to share that our CEO, Stuart Woolgar, has been interviewed by an American Forbes journalist, Jenna Wang, and featured in Forbes Magazine on 30.06.18.

Woolgar explains the Guardianship scheme to Wang, illustrating  how Global Guardians adds value  to both Guardians and property owners, creating a high impact  in the industry.

Overall, the Guardianship scheme is summed up as "a win for all parties involved".





  • Protect your property from squatters and anti social behaviour
  • Reduce tax liability
  • Have more time with your family

 Turn voids in to profit

  • Protect your property as an asset  from  loosing value  
  • Be more productive


  •  Large savings on your living costs
  • Restoring an empty building into use is a meaningful thing to do
  • Flexible living arrangements
  • Interesting properties to secure
  • Variety of locations
  • Part of a growing property guardian community
  • Adding value to your community


One of our Guardians, Sam Bartle, has become an online success with his quirky and unique inventions, he is a song writer and inventor, in order to strive in his field he needs to commit time to his projects. Take a look at what Sam has to say about Global Guardians:


"I’ve been a guardian for nearly 6 years now. I moved after being dropped from my first record deal, and needing somewhere more affordably priced to stay as opposed to the ever increasing London rent, As I am still trying to get by on creative ventures, what I do now wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the guardianship scheme, as I simply wouldn't be able to afford to live. For me it's perfect, as long as you are able to stick to the simple rules, and make sure everything is in order in the property, you get access to adequate amenities and a larger living space than you would living in a tradition rented house share in London."

Sam Bartle, Property Guardian.


Check out our YouTube page, "Who are our Guardians" where you can find out more about Sam and his inventions here.


GGM Pushing for Regulatory System in the industry:

Woolgar was integral to the development of the BS 8584:2015 code of practice. It was created by a group of security professionals to help eradicate criminal activity that swarms vacant properties and prevent damage, injuries or in worst cases, death.

Stuart is currently involved in leading the creation of a regulatory body for the property guardianship industry in partnership with:

  • Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
  • Environmental Health Group
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Sian Berry, Leader of the Green Party

Although in its the early stages, formation is set to move swiftly as regulation is considered essential for the guardianship industry to continue to develop.

We believe that calling for regulation of the industry makes us market leaders as we not only want to better ourselves but also improve standards across the industry. This is also clearly demonstrated by how we lead or  business, abide by all rules and continually strive for excellence.


“I used Global Guardians to secure a sensitive property in the Fulham area a few months ago. The site had been beset with problems; including vandalism and illegal occupation.

Global Guardians were extremely supportive, speedy and "hands on" in their approach to assisting me secure the building. Unlike many of their rivals, they offer a bespoke solution to property protection as opposed to generic, corporate methods. I cannot recommend this organisation too highly and would be delighted to work with them again in the future.”

Tony Clark,

Property Director, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham


Read the full article " One Option For Renters Amid London's Housing Crunch: Living In An Abandoned Warehouse" here.

For more information about Global Guardians services , please call 0203 818 9101 alternatively you can Apply with your vacant property or arrange a meeting with a member of the New Business Team.






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