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Exhibiting at International Security Expo

Westminster announces that it will be exhibiting at the International Security Expo on 3rd – 4th December 2019 at Olympia London.

International Security Expo is the premier global security showcase that attracts an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services CNI and the Private Sectors from all over the world.

Training Contracts – Middle East & Asia

Westminster Aviation Security Services (WASS) in conjunction with our Strategic Alliance partners, the Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) in Bahrain, are pleased to announce that we have jointly secured a number of important aviation training contracts with new clients in Middle East & Asia.

The specialised courses, which will be delivered over the next few months and which are worth tens of thousands USD, are just the beginning of what we expect to be a long and fruitful partnership in the delivery of high quality certified security and training services to the aviation industry.

New Strategic Alliance for Aviation Training

On Wednesday 20 November, a strategic alliance agreement was signed between Westminster’s French subsidiary, Euro Ops, and the Tunisian Academy for Civil Aviation Safety and Security Training (AFSAC).

Westminster’s aviation division, including Euro Ops, is a leading provider of aviation security and training services to airports and aviation clients around the world.

AFSAC was the first private training centre in the world to be accredited by ICAO as a TRAINAIR PLUS Full Member and an ICAO Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC). From its impressive training centre in Tunisia AFSAC provides certified aviation security training workshops on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is an AACO Approved Training Center (Organization of Arab Air Carriers) and an AFRAA Approved Training Center (African Airlines Associations).

This strategic alliance is a major step forward in the delivery of aviation security training and will allow each party to offer, collaborate, market and deliver an expanded certified training program.

New Appointments – Africa & Middle East

The Westminster Group Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of two new senior sales and operation personnel.

Mr Nidal Yavuz has been appointed as Westminster’s General Manager, X-Ray Screening based at Westminster’s new port security operations centre in Tema, Ghana. Nidal has nearly three decades experience in the X-Ray screening sector. He began his career working on particle accelerators in X-ray applications, he has since held a number of senior sales and project management positions with various companies, including Smiths Detection, and has over 24 years’ experience of major port projects around the world including Saudi Arabia and Ghana. Nidal is multilingual speaking English, French, Arabic & Turkish.

Mr Richard Conlon has been appointed as Westminster’s Sales and Operations Manager for its Middle East subsidiary, Westminster Arabia, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Richard has a master’s degree in Business Continuity, Security and Emergency Management, he has 24 years’ experience in carrying out security consultancy projects and managing security projects, many of which have been in the Middle East. In recent years he has worked on a number of Middle East projects providing security consultancy to the Kuwait Security Programme, KSA Cassidian (Airbus) and  KSA Etisalat Mobily.  At the end of October Richard will be leading a Westminster team reviewing security at one of Saudi’s leading ports.

Our strategic partners win “Training Organisation of the Year”

Westminster Group PLC are delighted to announce that The Gulf Aviation Academy, our strategic partners, were the successful winners of the “Training Organisation of the Year” award at the 4th biennial AVSEC Global Symposium & Awards 2019.

In addition to this, Yousif Hasan, their ATSC coordinator was awarded “Trainer of the Year”.

These prestigious awards are an indication of the professionalism and the hard work demonstrated by GAA in developing their training facility to be amongst the best in the world.

Westminster Group would like to offer their congratulations to GAA and Yousif Hasan.

In a statement dated 23/09/19

“We are honoured to receive such an award which a result of our regional and international cooperation. We would like to see this achievement recognised internationally and for GAA to contribute towards enhancing the security culture and measures”
Capt. Dhaffer Al Abbasi