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  1. Eight New CCTP’s Certified in UK

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    Eight security professionals have recently completed the first Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) course to be held in the UK, with immense success.

    The certification assesses ability and knowledge to apply counter terrorism and security planning best practice to real-life situations.

    The inaugural UK introduction of the three-day CCTP exam preparation course was hosted by SGW Safety & Security at their Edwinstowe house, Nottinghamshire location, between the 18th and 20th July. The eight delegates travelled from variety of international organisations based in Spain, Dubai and the UK.

    All delegates on the course successfully passed the CTTP programme, meeting rigorous professional standards of competence in protection, defence and security planning. The delegates are now able to inform prospective clients, industry professionals and other future employers of their counter terrorism certification.

    Tom Broadbent from Aspro Security Services who completed and passed the CCTP course said: “The course was great value for money, the information gain was huge.”

    As the global terrorism threat continues to increase, the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) certification keeps you up to date with the tools and tactics to counter and respond to evolving threats.

    Today, the CCTP is the ONLY internationally recognized certification program in the field of counter-terrorism. The Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme is highly recognised in countries like USA, Canada, UK, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, UAE, and more.

    The course Chief Instructor is Samuel Bashan, the Former head of Bomb Security department (ISA Israel). Samuel served in the IDF and the Secret Service for over 20 years, he was a member of the government VIP protection unit, and served as a team leader, responsible for three different Israeli Prime Ministers. Samuel is an expert in bomb security and preventive sabotage and was for many years the department head in that field. As chief instructor, he has trained hundreds of Israeli security officers stationed in Israel and abroad.

    Rachel Gibson, Security Manager from Emcor Group (UK) said: “It was fantastic to have a tutor with real life international experience. His delivery was engaging and he managed to make a heavy topic enjoyable.”

    The CCTP course content included: Global terrorism today, the stages of terror attack, critical soft targets, bombs and explosives, the security concept, how terrorists conduct intelligence collection, incident management, minimum cost/maximum security and many more vital counter terrorism topics.


  2. SGW Completes Security Project For The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, London

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    SGW were appointed as Security Consultant for the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in Autumn 2016, by PSP consultants.

    The former Great Scotland Yard is undergoing a transformation from the old Metropolitan Police headquarters into a luxury hotel. The redevelopment is being completed by London’s leading property specialist – Galliard Homes. The site has a fascinating history, it was previously the location of the famous Plaistow Marshes (1864) and Jack the Ripper (1888) where crimes were investigated.

    Galliard Homes says that “The Great Scotland Yard Hotel will be a brand synonymous with exceptional service and refined luxury and quality.” Significant investment has been made into the refurbishment of the interiors of the building, so that guests will have the most enjoyable hotel experience possible.

    Plans have been put into place to extend the building so that it will have seven storeys and two basement levels. Within the hotel guests can expect 92,000 sq. ft. of sheer luxury which will include a library, bars, dining rooms and deluxe bedrooms, the most expensive and indulgent suite could even cost up to £10,000 per night for guests. This highly anticipated hotel is due to be complete in 2017 and is already 30 percent finished.

    SGW were appointed to conduct a threat and risk assessment for the new development, and subsequently advise on security countermeasures required. The recent tragic attack in Westminster has served as a reminder that security needs to be taken very seriously at all times, regardless of perceived threat level.

    1. Electronic Access Control System
    2. Video Surveillance System
    3. Guestroom Locking System
    4. Video Intercom System
    5. Intruder Detection System
    6. Security Monitoring Facilities
    7. Guest & Baggage Screening

    SGW have been appointed to provide security consulting expertise for the development from concept to tender review of suitable security contractors.


    Richard Roberts, Senior Security Consultant at SGW said: “We are pleased to be working with such a reputable developer on such an iconic building in the heart of London. SGW have vast experience in hospitality security, ensuring visitors enjoy a relaxing guest experience while feeling safe and secure at all times.”

  3. SGW’s First Project in Uzbekistan – Hyatt Regency

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    SGW recently undertook a site visit to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in late September 2016.

    The purpose of the three-day visit to Uzbekistan was to assist our client, Poytakht Qurilish va Xizmat with an initial assessment of the security installations at the recently completed five-star Hyatt Regency hotel in the city.

    SGW originally completed the security concept design for the hotel in March 2015, this design was further developed and installed by the main contractor.  This is the first time SGW have undertaken a project in Uzbekistan, but one of a number of new Hyatt Hotel projects where SGW have been appointed as the client’s security consultant to oversee the provision of security package installations within the EMEA region.

    The Hyatt Regency Tashkent is located in a prime position in downtown Tashkent.  Situated on Navoi Street, the five-star Hotel offers 300 guest rooms including thirty-eight Regency Suites, eight Executive Suites, five Diplomatic Suites and one Presidential Suite.  Construction of the hotel was completed on the eve of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in June 2016.

    Having already completed a desktop review of design drawings and documents completed by the specialist contractors, SGW attended site to perform a visual inspection and test of the equipment, including but not limited to:

    1. Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Systems.
    2. Vehicle Access Control System.
    3. Pedestrian Access Control System.
    4. Guestroom Locking System.
    5. Intercom System.
    6. Intruder Detection System.
    7. Video Surveillance System.
    8. Dedicated Security Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN).
    9. Guest & Baggage Screening.
    10. Exterior Lighting.
    11. Security Control Room (SCR).

    Having met with our client while in Tashkent and subsequently submitting a full evaluation report of the installation, SGW have been invited to return to the Hyatt Regency to conduct a final witness test of all security systems.


    Richard Roberts, Senior Security Consultant at SGW said: “We look forward to assisting our client with their risk management process and security mitigation requirements at many more high-quality hospitality developments in the future worldwide.”

  4. Investment Opportunities at SGW

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    SGW are pleased to announce our recent signposting on the Angel Investment Network for Investment Opportunities, Equity Partners or Venture Capital Partners, to support long term growth plans of the company.

    We invite expressions of interest from Private Equity Investors, Venture Capitalists, Fire Safety & Security Professionals who wish to become part of our ambitious plans, to support the following expansion of the company;

    1.  Further develop SGW’s existing core Security Consulting Business Into New Markets & Regions – to mutually agreed KPI targets
    2.  Develop and Lead a New Fire Engineering Consulting Service within the SGW practice – to mutually agreed KPI targets
    3.  Develop and Lead previous company initiatives in Safety & Security Training – to mutually agreed KPI targets
    4.  Support the Managing Director to Develop GCC Region Business from our New Dubai Branch Office – to mutually agreed KPI targets

    We are focused on sustainable growth, creating environments where successful people can prosper and be part of an organisation which strives to be the best in the delivery of quality and value add services. We are also committed to developing employee-owned partnership models in the future, where our people are rewarded for the results they help achieve.

    SGW would expect venture capital investors to take an active role in part of the overall running of the company and its decision making process. The average range for this step is often in the 6 figure range, and is invested as a type of Private Equity. SGW’s overall aim is that investors will generate a good return via the growth of the company and ideally the eventual Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the company. It is expected that Venture Capital Investments would be made in exchange for a percentage of the company’s shares, which we anticipate will provide a strong return on investment.

    For further information about this opportunity or to express your interest, please visit our website signposting on the Angel Investment Network.

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