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Shipping – Caribbean Island

The Westminster Group Plc is pleased to announce that its Technology Division subsidiary Westminster International Ltd is shipping this week a Vehicle Based X-Ray Baggage Screening Solution to a Caribbean Island.

The system is a totally self-contained X-Ray screening solution that can be rapidly deployed by the customs department to locations of interest where the on-board advanced technology X-Ray Baggage Scanner will be used to detect organic and non organic items such as weapons, explosives and narcotics in baggage and packages.

The system operator is located in a climate-controlled cabin within the vehicle.

The solution can be powered from local power or using its own generator.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Governments and judiciary authorities around the world, can procure security equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see the Mobile Screening Solution.

 

 

New Contract Award – UK Police Authority

Contracts

Westminster Group Plc is pleased to announce that its Technology Division subsidiary Westminster International Ltd has secured a contract for the supply of a quantity of Portable Walk-By Metal Detectors from a UK Police Authority for use in their Knife Crime prevention strategy.

The Portable Walk-By Metal Detector is a rapid deployable system for the detection of contraband items such as knives and weapons located ON persons or located IN body cavities.

It has been specifically designed for rapid deployment street operations for the detection of knives and weapons.

It can be rapidly deployed at potential risk sites, Schools, Public houses, Entertainment locations, Football grounds Bus and Railway stations, or in the street.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means that Governments and judiciary authorities around the world, can procure security equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see the Portable Walk-By Metal Detector

Exhibiting 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.

New Contract Award Ghana

Contracts

Westminster Group Plc announces that its Technology Division subsidiary Westminster International Ltd has secured a new contract for the supply and commissioning of a X-Ray Large Baggage Scanner together with operator training and maintenance for an Embassy in Ghana.

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means companies and governments around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist security services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to Westminster recently updated website to see a range of X-Ray Large Baggage Scanners.

Training Contracts – Middle East & Asia

Westminster’s aviation division, 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 operations 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.

New Contract Award – Eastern Caribbean

Contracts

Westminster Group Plc announces that its Technology Division subsidiary Westminster International Ltd has secured a contract for the supply of Standard Test Piece Kits that will be used for the daily performance testing and calibration of X-Ray Baggage Scanners in St. Lucia

Westminster’s experience, expertise and international presence means Government and companies around the world, such as this, are able to procure specialist services and equipment from a known and trusted source with confidence.

Follow this link to see a range of Standard Test Pieces 

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

WASS visit the Gulf Aviation Academy

Following the announcement of a Strategic Partnership with Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) and Westminster Aviation Security Services, Joanna Fowler Head of Managed Services and Stuart Gilbert Head of Technology Division visited GAA’s Training Facility and were hosted by Capt. Dhaffer AlAbbasi Chief Executive Officer and Yousif Hasan ATSC coordinator.

During their visit Stuart Gilbert and Joanna Fowler were given a guided tour of GAA’s state of the art training facility including the impressive flight simulator machines.

In February 2019 GAA launched ambitious plans to expand their business which included the purchase of a fourth Airbus 320 Full flight Simulator (FFS). GAA now has 1 x A330 Flight simulators and 4 x Airbus 320 based in Bahrain in addition to 1 x EMB 170/190 located in Amsterdam.

In a recent press release the GAA Chief Executive Officer said 2019 expansion plans are in line with strategic objectives to provide the best flight training services and modern training tools, not only in Bahrain but in the entire region. During 2018, GAA trained 6,522 agents consisting of pilots, crew, engineers, security personnel and other aviation personnel, 92 percent of those trainees were from outside Bahrain.

GAA is positioned to become the future of high quality professional aviation training in Bahrain and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Offering a comprehensive range of structured training programmes and courses for all aviation personnel in the industry.

The diverse range of training programmes in their portfolio are focused on providing their customers with quality, added value solutions no matter what type of operator you are. They provide: –

  • State of the art modern simulators and training devices for pilots, engineers and cabin crew.
  • Experienced instructors across all our training courses.
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week flexibility.
  • Strong customer focus.

GAA and WASS have already co-delivered ICAO courses and further courses are scheduled for the future. They are looking forward to a productive partnership by combining their skills to expand their business potential both in Bahrain and the surrounding regions.