AESG launches security consulting practice following SGW deal

24 April 2024 2 min. read
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International engineering consulting firm AESG has acquired SGW, bolstering its capabilities in the area of safety and security services within the built environment.

Since its early beginnings in 2010 in the UAE, AESG has grown into a global engineering, design and project delivery firm with 300+ staff across offices in the UK, Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Founded in 2003, SGW specialises in advisory services around security and life safety for assets within the built environment. The firm works with planning authorities, architects, property developers, real estate experts, and public sector clients to help create safe and secure communities.

AESG launches security consulting practice following SGW deal

With the addition of SGW, AESG welcomes a team of around 30 staff to its ranks, operating across offices in the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

“With its impressive portfolio of projects throughout the Middle East, UK, Russia, China and Europe, SGW’s commitment to excellence and specialisation perfectly aligns with the ethos that has fuelled the success of AESG,” said Saeed Al Abbar, CEO of AESG

Following integration, SGW’s team will serve as the foundation of AESG’s newly launched Security Consultancy service line. “I am confident in the value that our new Security Consultancy service line will bring to our client base. The new service expands our capabilities and caters to the needs of the ambitious projects currently underway in the region.”

Led by SGW founder and 40-year industry veteran Simon Whitehouse, the Security Consultancy service line covers all aspects of security, including security risk management, security master planning in the built environment, physical security assessment and design, video surveillance systems advisory, and counter terrorism planning.

“SGW’s expertise compliments AESG’s capabilities, and our experts will work closely with counterparts from other service lines to deliver highly effective solutions. I am delighted to join AESG at this incredibly exciting phase of its expansion,” said Whitehouse.

Terms and conditions of the deal have not been disclosed. Earlier, AESG acquired Commtech (a specialist in commissioning and technical services throughout Europe) and Springboard (a digital platform that facilitates construction projects).