A major new force in global health, safety, security, environment and risk management has formed following the merger of Restrata and Stirling Group.
The merger brings together two businesses which have been successful in their respective security and safety sectors over the last decade and will allow the combined group to leverage each other’s experience, technical capabilities, customer relationships and geographic reach.
The combined companies will trade under the Restrata banner and will be led by Mark Alexander, who was appointed as managing director in 2014, and brings more than 25 years’ experience from companies including Motorola, EADS and Capita.
Working with a range of high risk industries across the world, the newly merged group will deliver a range of health, safety, security, environmental and technology enabled solutions, offering customers cost savings and efficiencies through an enhanced bundle of services.
Founded in 2001, Restrata is a British owned group with headquarters in the United Arab Emirates. From the Latin “Res” for resilient and “Strata” meaning layers, the name Restrata reflects the company’s core concept of resilience, engineered across multiple layers of any business, project or development.
Mark Alexander said: “This deal signals confidence both in our business and in the long-term direction of the sectors in which we operate. Joining forces will enable us to significantly expand our expertise in complete security solutions to fulfil our ambition of becoming a global market leader.
“We believe this is a natural evolution for both businesses. By integrating our services we are in a much stronger position to provide an increased range of services to support and protect critical infrastructure in challenging environments.
“Trading under the one banner will simplify things commercially, for our clients and our staff and allow us to capitalise on opportunities going forward.
“We have a strong heritage of working on major projects in the UK and Europe, with intentions to continue our expansion across the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We aim to share our knowledge and expertise with emerging markets around the globe as we help them establish resilient developments and national security strategies.”
Following the merger with the Stirling Group, who also acquired Altor Risk Group in 2014, Restrata now covers the full spectrum of security and safety risk, with more than 130 staff across 19 offices worldwide.
“Both companies share the common vision of becoming industry leaders in protecting organisations operating in hazardous environments by managing risk and ensuring they can work safely and securely, no matter where they are in the world,” Mr Alexander added.
“We are unique in our ability to consult, design, deliver, manage and outsource in line with client requirements. Keeping technology at the heart of everything we do allows us to focus on delivering improved efficiency, at a lower cost.”
Serving clients across the world from its offices in the UK, Kurdistan, Algeria, Iraq, Qatar, Malaysia, Australia and headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services including consultancy, training and response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, HSE management and workforce development.