North-east based consultancy completes first acquisition

Left to Right: Rob Diver and Darrell Lines

NORTH-east based consultancy Integrity HSE have taken another big strategic step by completing their first acquisition, only 14 months after opening their doors.

The firm have acquired Praesidio Ltd in May – an organisation that specialises in emergency response and business continuity.

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Integrity HSE, a global HSE and training company based out of their Queens Road offices in Aberdeen, tipped the scales in their first year with revenues of £1.2 million, and are positioning themselves to continue that growth trajectory with £2.5million in their second year. Integrity HSE are now able to add several new service lines to their already impressive offering.

Steven Harris, Managing Director of Integrity HSE said: “Welcoming Praesidio to the Integrity HSE family has been a pleasure. Their team of senior ex-police and armed forces personnel from across the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Middle East have the potential to add a huge amount of value to our clients”.

Rob Diver, ex-Operations Director at Praesidio and now Head of Risk & Resilience at Integrity HSE said: “The fit with Integrity HSE was obvious, from day one. This collaboration builds on all the great work done by both companies and allows us to align behind our collective values and offer some truly industry leading solutions to the market”.

Director of Safety & Risk for Integrity HSE, Darrell Lines, said: “Integrity HSE is now unrivalled at helping you prepare for a crisis. We have the inhouse experts who create procedures and processes, give you the training and even run exercises to ensure you are ready for every eventuality”.

This acquisition also allows Integrity HSE to help their clients facilitate peaceful protest. Steven Harris added: “At Integrity HSE we believe in a fair and just energy transition. A big part of this is allowing the public to air their concerns in a peaceful and legal fashion.

“In terms of oil and gas, take the reactions to Rosebank and Cambo as examples. By acquiring Praesidio, we can call on our team of international policing experts to help clients facilitate safe protest, as well as manage the associated risks to their business”.

Climate Camp Scotland have confirmed that a summer camp will return to Aberdeen between July 10 to 15 with the intent ‘to take the climate justice struggle to the heart of the oil and gas industry’. This group, who believe ‘fossil fuel profiteering is the root cause of the climate crisis that destroys our planet’ will meet ‘to take action against the corporate greed…that is ruining communities in Aberdeen and destroying our planet’.

To find out more about Integrity HSE, visit their website at or contact them directly at [email protected].

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