“A break point is a moment you decide nothing will stand between you and your goal; a moment you decide to step out of your comfort zone in order to move forward and grow as a person; a moment you refuse to accept your self-imposed limits and go beyond what you thought you were capable of.“Ollie Ollerton – Break Point
Ollie is an energetic and highly motivated former UK Special Forces operative with extensive experience in various international missions. Ollie is a cornerstone of the team that brought the Special Forces into the public eye with the Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Ollie and his team are the UK’s first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to the media and reveal their identities. No longer part of the UK version, Ollie is now with another production in Australia – SAS Australia, which follows a similar format to the UK version, and has received unprecedented popularity.
Ollie’s military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commando and toured operationally in Northern Ireland & Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Upon his return to the UK, Ollie was recommended for SAS Special Forces Selection after five years of service with Commandos. Upon completion of the gruelling 6 months selection process, Ollie was one of 7 candidates to pass selection from an initial 250 that started the course.
Upon completion of SAS selection, Ollie then joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) to undergo further training to qualify as a Special Forces Combat Frogman.
During his six years in the SBS, he undertook several high-profile missions in a variety of locations both on land and sea. Ollie’s missions included counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism, homeland security, counter-insurgency operations and humanitarian efforts. Ollie also qualified as a pilot of the Submersible Dive Vessel (SDV), a mini-sub used to insert Special Forces Combat Soldiers behind enemy lines.
After leaving the Special Forces, Ollie initially worked in Iraq as a private security contractor for American TV crews, which saw him saving 12 members of his vehicle convoy from an armed attack whilst driving his vehicle at 140 km/hr en route to Baghdad.
He spent seven years as a Country Project Manager in the Middle East for major infrastructure projects, responsible for employing and training a 2000-strong Iraqi guard force. Ollie is a Special Forces bodyguard instructor with extensive military and corporate experience for private projects and government officials.
Ollie then headed to South East Asia, using his incredible military training to benefit the lives of those less fortunate whilst working for a charity. He was the lead command of a three-man team, bravely infiltrating child trafficking rings. One such mission saw the rescue of 22 children destined for the sex trade and sweatshop labour. The largest and most controversial mission the organisation has witnessed. Those children were taken to safe houses and are now being educated and living happy lives in a loving caring environment.
Upon Ollie’s return to the UK in 2014 after 13 years overseas he started developing a concept to allow his training and experience to benefit others. BreakPoint provides leadership and development courses to the corporate and public sector, motivation and mindset from the elite Special Forces and a range of Media services to the TV & Film industry. This continues to operate alongside his newly established television career.
A seasoned author with now four highly successful best-selling books under his belt, fiction and non-fiction. Ollie’s passion for writing and sharing his experience and knowledge through this platform is something very much at the forefront of his commitment to his book writing career.
This year Ollie will be embarking on an amazing challenge to climb Ama Dablam, a 6,812 metres mountain in the Himalayas with Nims Purja from the hit Netflix documentary 14 peaks. This alongside further development of BreakPoint with virtual and online programs and Battle Ready Fuel’s ongoing global growth, the launch of The BreakPoint YouTube Channel and his continuing work to inspire and change the lives of many, Ollie and his team have much to be excited about.