Al Thaware Security Services (“ATS”) and Al Murabit Security Services (“AMS”), the security services companies of Iraqi-based, international conglomerate Harlow International, have been awarded the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 (“PSC.1”) accreditation. The globally recognized benchmark is the highest accreditation in the security services industry, with ATS and AMS the first Iraqi owned businesses to attain the standard.
Mike Lord, Managing Director of ATS and AMS, officially accepted the PSC.1 on behalf of Harlow International at an award ceremony in London where he was accompanied by leaders from the international political and business community.
The PSC.1 is only awarded to security services operators who reach the highest operational and management standards.
Whilst ATS and AMS operate across Iraq and together operate the largest armoured vehicle fleet in Iraq, both companies have very specific focuses. AMS is based in Basrah and south Iraq, and supports the oil and gas industry; ATS is based in Baghdad and provides construction, defence and VIP security services. Both companies are a part of Harlow International, an Iraqi owned business working across security, manpower, life support, defence, construction, government services and the media. Harlow operates primarily in Iraq with business development offices in London, Dubai, Korea and Sydney.
ATS and AMS are notable among security providers in Iraq as they are entirely Iraqi owned and employ 97% of their workforce from the local market. This ensures that their approach to security is informed by a unique perspective: they are committed to building local knowledge, skills and expertise in the areas in which they operate so that the next generation of Iraqis can continue to build a strong and secure nation.
Receiving the award on behalf of ATS and AMS, Mike Lord said: “I am very proud that ATS and AMS have achieved this award because it demonstrates the high quality of our service and is a real milestone in our drive to become one of the region’s leading security providers. At Harlow International, our commitment to developing a legacy in Iraq through local employment and skills is at the heart of what we do and the PSC.1 accreditation can only strengthen this goal.”
Source: Harlow International