Britam Arabia is a Saudi and British Joint Venture incorporated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2010. Bringing together International & Local experience and expertise. With a Head Office in Al-Khobar and clients and contracts across the country.

Britam Arabia leads the way

We are proud to have been successfully providing internationally accredited Emergency Response Services to both Government and Private clients in The Kingdom since 2009. We are equally proud to be one of very few fully certified Fire and Rescue Companies licensed by The General Directorate of Civil Defence to: ‘Operate Fire and Rescue Brigades’ within The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Our goal is to provide a safe working environment and develop a positive safety culture within our clients’ organisations.

Working with our clients at the early stages of any project, our team of UK qualified and experienced Fire and Safety Chiefs deliver the vital consultancy and advisory services required for any successful project. Our team will turn the advice into reality by delivering first class Emergency Fire and Rescue solutions from qualified fire and rescue professionals to equipment and vehicles.

To reduce the risk of fires and emergencies, our team of experts source cost effective solutions to all the project emergency fire and rescue requirements and provide fire awareness training for workforces and the local community.

Our highly trained fire crews will react with the correct resources, in time, to reduce loss of life and safeguard assets. Fully certified team leaders provide a high level of assurance to each project.

Senior Management Team

Jaber M. Hammem is the President of Britam Arabia and CEO of Aims International, a founding shareholder of Britam. He is also Chairman of SMTC KSA, a provider of OPITO approved Emergency Response & Skill training to the oil & gas industry. He is an active member of the Eastern Region Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Arab Union for Land Transport (AULT)

Simon Lalor is the Chairman of Britam Arabia having been a founder of the Britam Group, an international risk management consultancy specialising in the Middle East and the Levant. Having incorporated in the United Kingdom in 1997 it won its first contract in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2009. He has held a myriad of directorships in a spectrum of sectors in Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Management and Mutli-Discipline Design.

Edward Brown has been the CEO of Britam Arabia since 2018. Prior to this he was the Head of Operational Support for Mercedes Benz and MTU in Kuwait, a role he delivered for over 3 years. He completed over 35 years with the British Army operating throughout the world including commanding the Emergency Fire and Rescue Service in Northern Ireland during a 12-month period of Industrial Action. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Management, and he is a Member of the Security Institute.

Paul Holland has over 20 years fire service corporate governance, operational response, and fire protection delivery experience. He has completed all the relevant courses and qualifications in the United Kingdom from Firefighter to Strategic Commander including the Multi Agency Gold Incident Command course. Paul was the Head of Training at the UK Fire Service College for three years. Paul is a graduate of the (International) Institution of Fire Engineers, an organisation that is globally recognised as one of the best for fire professionals. He is fully qualified in the major health and safety qualifications including the NEBOSH L3 Certificate and the Fire Prevention Association’s Certificate in Applied Fire Risk Assessment. Paul has been the incident commander for various levels of emergency incidents ranging from Hazardous Materials to large building fires. He has operated successfully at Board level within a UK FRS, delivering significant and at times extremely challenging transformational change programmes to improve service delivery.

Mostafa Alsharawi is a Human Resource professional with more than 10 years of human resource management experience. He has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, staffing, employment contract negotiations, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, training and development, and management coaching. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Northern Iowa, USA.

Ed Corry has a wealth of business experience in the Middle East and internationally spanning public and private sectors, large organisations and SMEs. With a solid and fully qualified background in Health and Safety and Fire and Life Safety, he is uniquely qualified to provide insights and practical solutions to clients within the Region. Ed prides himself in understanding his customers, the market and the technical regulations relevant to Fire and Rescue in Saudi Arabia and beyond.

Fahad Iqbal started his career in 2005 with Retail Giant, Tesco PLC UK. Since then he has acquired more than 16 years of professional experience including 6 years in Britam Arabia. Previously Fahad was Senior Auditor for KPMG Saudi Arabia. Fahad comes with significant financial experience in the field of construction, manufacturing, trading, service providers, travel & tourism and family owned businesses. His other areas of expertise are Saudi Labour Law, Company Law and the local Saudi market. He leads the Financial Department of Britam Arabia and is heavily involved in budgeting, cost controlling, financial consultancy and business development support to the CEO and the Board of Directors.

Khalil Alsuwaylih has over 10 years of experience as a Government Relation Officer. Professional experience includes working directly with HR Manager and Chief Executive Officer in building relationship with government sectors and private companies. Holds high school diploma from Tatweer.

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