Avsec Global Ltd is a British company that was established in 1992. We provide security design, consultancy, management and training services to clients of many types.
Our work with regulators, airlines and airports gives us a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the aviation industry in a diverse range of cultures and environments.
Avsec are experienced in all aspects of aviation and airport security. Although we are UK based, we travel the world to investigate in-flight operations, overseas airports, staff accommodation, cargo areas and general security.
The Avsec Global team has extensive core experience in security for both military and police operations. This extends into aviation, management, teaching and training. We have the professional certification and approvals to demonstrate the credibility our clients expect.
Avsec have many examples of providing security audits for airports, airfields, aircraft, crew, staff, building and passenger safety. We look at your whole operation and revise processes to reflect practices in line with current legislation and the scale of your operation.
You can use Avsec as an ‘outsourced’ supplier to cover staff shortages. We provide an extensive range of services including: consultancy; audits; interim management and interim operatives in the field; training and procedure manuals. We also review processes and provide complete training courses - all at very short notice if needed.
Despite being highly experienced experts working at the sharp end of civil aviation, we are friendly, approachable and realistic. Above all, we are determined that our clients achieve all their security objectives.
Avsec are not agents for any product range, nor do we seek or receive commission for our recommendations. If, for example, we recommend a piece of equipment, we will choose the item that best meets your functional requirements. Our recommendations are always independent, objective, scalable and achievable.
Chris Barratt MSc - The CEO of Avsec Global Ltd
Chris started his career in the British Armed Forces before joining Sussex Police. During 15 years on the Counter Terrorist Wing at Gatwick Airport, Chris trained as a search advisor and received extra-ordinary training in physical and procedural security as well as counter-sabotage surveys.
His work included extensive involvement with airlines, airport authorities and regulators. He also assisted the UK Civil Aviation Authority in the introduction of armed police officers on aircraft. During his time with the police, a number of airlines approached Chris to undertake training and other work for them.
A licensed pilot, Chris left the Police and formed Avsec Global Ltd. His work has taken him across seven continents working with airlines, airports, entities and governments.
Chris is also a Short Term Expert for the EU funded TRACECA 2 project. At this time, he trained and worked for a UK airline as Safety and Security Manager where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the safety management system (SMS).
Chris has an MSc in Security and Risk Management, and is a visiting lecturer at the Emirates Aviation University in Dubai on the Aviation Security MSc programme.
Sara Gladstone BA (Hons) -
Head of Training
After starting her career in the UK education system, Sara joined the Avsec Global team and is a UK DfT accredited trainer.
She delivers a wide range of training programmes in the UK and across the globe, and has been deployed as a short term training expert on two EU funded projects providing specialist courses in the Management of Training. She is responsible for the quality control of all Avsec Global
Chris Kimber - Business Development Manager
Chris Kimber’s history is one of aviation too. He served in the Royal Air Force for over three decades. His duties took him to numerous theatres of operation and he also completed two tours of duty as an Attaché in Foreign Office posts abroad.
Upon leaving the Service he promptly joined an aviation engineering company before going freelance. More recently he joined Avsec and has already worked in Iceland, Iraq, Colombia and Kuwait.
"Before taking the subject of aviation security and dangerous goods in house, we used Avsec Global Ltd to conduct our training.
I found them to be very professional at all times and our new entrant cabin crew and pilots enjoyed the style of training they offered. We also used them for our recurrent training and again we constantly had excellent feedback from our candidates.
As I am in charge of all the easyJet New Entrant Training programme for Cabin Crew I have always found them reliable friendly and approachable and at times they have been also able to cover our training at short notice.
I highly recommend Avsec Global Ltd to any company looking at this website."
Nick Higgins - easyJet Training Team Manager
"Avsec Global are always responsive, their instructors deliver training to a high standard and take the tedium out of learning about Security and Dangerous Goods.
Best of all they are a pleasure to work with."
Gary Lewis - Security Manager, CargoLogicAir
"Avsec Global Ltd was originally introduced to The Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration – ICAA – via an UK registered Air Carrier with operation in Iceland to whom Avsec Global was providing training and assistance in establishing self-handling at Keflavik International Airport. Since then Avsec Global has provided the ICETRA with professional assistance and provided training to accountable security officers.
Avsec Global Ltd. is highly recommended by the ICETRA due to their organized, professional and resourceful approach to any project, task or problem they have encountered and assisted ICETRA with."
Ágústa R Jónsdóttir - Head of Transport Security, ICETRA