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Edinburgh Risk    

Edinburgh Risk offers consultancy, training and physical services (management, logistics and security) aimed at facilitating business operations in challenging environments. With a strong focus in Iraq, Edinburgh Risk has built up an unrivalled reputation supporting business and governmental activities. With a strong client-based focus, Edinburgh Risk is able to act as an 'in house' business facilitation and security provider that provides a superior level of service, tailored to our clients individual needs.

International Structure:

Edinburgh Risk is headquartered in Guernsey, and our International Operations Staff, and affiliated logistics subsidiary, are based in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA). We have a registered Branch Offices in Baghdad, Kabul and Dubai with a logistic echelon in Amman, Jordan. In addition to the provision of training solutions, recruitment of personnel and supporting ongoing operations, the Company’s USA and UK subsidiaries are dedicated to providing Account Management for existing clients and sales for future business.

Our Services:

Edinburgh Risk is focussed on facilitating our clients’ business needs. We are not stove-piped in our thinking; we have capable people with common sense and best practice management skills that can ‘make things happen’ no matter how challenging the environment.

Our range of services is designed to provide solutions that enable you to conduct your business with minimal exposure to risk. This includes the all-important physical security on the ground, but also other elements including empowering your management staff with an understanding of the risks they may encounter.

To that end, we provide a full range of business facilitation services including:

• Consultancy and introduction to local business partners/networks.
• Workforce vetting and management
• Planning, current operations and contingency management.
• Provision of static site (point) security using expatriate, Third Country Nationals or Iraqi Nationals.
• Personal security details.
• Specialist close protection.
• Convoy operations and protection.
• Cash in Transit and high value, low volume courier service.
• Training services.
• Logistics planning and management.
• Logistics services, including freight and life support activities.
• Intelligence and surveillance services designed to support your strategic decision-making process.
• Due Diligence advice, investigations and personnel vetting.
• Insurance advise.
• Travel agency.
• Procurement advice and agency.

Our People:

Our team is comprised of people with diverse backgrounds, nationalities and unbeatable in-theatre experience. Most are recruited by existing consultants and a strong Curriculum Vitae (CV) and references are essential. All CV’s are verified through a series of interviews and background checks. This gives us the ability to place the right consultant against the right task, allows us to bring a fresh view to any contract and importantly, cater for our clients’ individual needs. Coupled with our attention to detail, dedication to the task and motivation, this makes the Edinburgh Risk team fully capable of protecting our clients’ interests and providing valuable support and advice.

Theatre Compliance:

Edinburgh Risk (Iraq) are a fully registered Private Security Company authorized to operate and carry weapons in Iraq.


Due to Edinburgh Risk’s close links with risk underwriters in Lloyds of London it provides a best practice solution for personal accident insurance for our operators as well as clients if required. We were one of the first companies to acquire full and robust Public Liability insurance for operations in Iraq that has minimal exceptions and our worldwide policy includes North American legal cover. Details of the cover offered are available on request.
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