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Thinking of doing business in the Middle East?

Posted on: February 19th, 2017

The security issues facing the Middle East region are formidable and present service challenges to new companies or to existing enterprises looking to trade in the region. The rise and activities of the so-called Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and other terror organisations presents risk to personnel, assets and income streams. In our experience much of the reporting about the terror activities in the Middle East is inaccurate and sensationalist. Nevertheless the existing and potential threats must not be overlooked. Having spent almost 14 years working across the region in numerous states troubled by terrorism we believe we are ideally positioned to advise companies new to the region on how best to provide the security for the people and business.

Our comprehensive approach to assisting companies is as follows:

  • Examine the terror and crime history of an area;
  • Assess the current general threats and specific threats to a company or particular industry;
  • Review current security procedures and policies already in place (if any);
  • Devise mitigation strategies to negate or reduce the identified threat levels;
  • Advise on security procedures such as journey management protocol, physical and technical security measures, critical incident management and country exit strategies.

If you think we may able to assist you in your ventures into the Middle East, where we retain a office, then do call Paul on (+44) 7496 290199.

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Paul was engaged by Hercules Offshore Arabia in January 2012 to provide geo-political risk analysis for the company as we operate in Bahrain which had been plagued by serious and violent public disorder since the onset of the Arab Spring the previous year.  His comprehensive reports and trenchant analysis have enabled us to keep our people safe at a time when other companies were leaving the country.
Terry Simpson - HSS Manager
We found Sharon to be a very dedicated, passionate, sensitive and caring counsellor. Her approach is above all professional, which is fundamental to the nature of this work. In reality, the confidentiality and trust that one places in Sharon is unquestionable. Moreover, you truly feel she has real concern for your well-being.
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