SINCE 2008


What We Do

Bespoke Security Solutions

Our underlying philosophy is a simple one: that all our clients have individual needs and expectations.

Rose Associates International Ltd is a niche Security, Resilience, & Risk consulting practice. We listen carefully to each individual client and provide bespoke services tailored to meet their unique requirements – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

We specialise in counter-terrorism in all its forms. Our risk-driven approach includes building and counter-measure design through to operational planning and response. Undertaking large infrastructure projects, we operate in Europe the Middle East, Africa, and the Former Soviet Union; enjoying excellent relationships with government agencies and International Corporations in these regions.

Rose Associates International Ltd is a British company based in the Cotswold town of Cirencester.


Our Services

Our core business is Resilience, Security and Risk Management.

Threat and Risk Assessment (TARA)

From experience we have found that a structured approach to assessing threats and analysing the associated risks is essential if organisations are to make informed, defensible decisions about managing those risks. A properly conducted TARA fulfils a number of functions:

  • Provides an audit trail for decisions and development of plans
  • Informs the design and/or security audit of new or existing premise
  • Informs the selection of risk mitigation measures and operational procedures
  • Informs contingency planning

Security Audit

With strong backgrounds in Military Security and Counter Intelligence, Police Crime Prevention and technical security design, we deliver a benchmark standard in professionalism, proportionality and common sense. Our Security Auditing methodology relates directly back to our tenets of Threat and Risk Assessment and Security Planning. We review existing measures against agreed threat vectors and gauge their effectiveness against benchmarked best practice. Our resulting report provides an assessment of vulnerability and a set of mitigations to reduce it.

Security Planning

Security Planning covers a wide range of interconnected services that are delivered throughout the life of a project. The level of security planning applied to a specific project is directly related to the output of the TARA. Defined elements include:

  • Operational Security planning
  • Technical Security Planning
  • Physical Security Planning 

PROTECT Counter Terrorism Assessments

The PROTECT Duty (Martyn’s Law) will come into force in early 2022. It will require owners and operators of Publicly Accessible Locations (PALS) to conduct counter-terrorist risk assessments and put in place appropriate and proportionate measures to protect the public in their venues. Rose Associates International Ltd can provide sensible and sensitive advice to enable risk owners to protect the public with best practice counter-terrorist risk mitigation measures which are not only cost effective and proportionate, but will also enhance the operational and aesthetic imperatives of the venue.

Contingency Planning / Crisis Management

Using latest methodology, standards and compliance from the Business Continuity Institute, UK Emergency Planning College and FEMA guidelines, we ensure robust emergency management plans commensurate with our Client’s real operational requirements.

Fire and Explosion Hazard Management

Through our UK partner company, Triton Risk Management, we can provide full Fire and Explosion Hazard Management services as identified in the Energy Institute Model Code of Safe Practice IP 19. We adopt a proven threat and risk-based approach through an integrated safety and security cycle ensuring that we protect people (including staff, contractors and public), the environment, assets and reputation.

Health and Safety Environment

Our HSE team brings a wealth of expertise and experience to advise and support our clients in achieving effective HSE performance throughout the life cycle of projects and facilities (design, construction, commissioning and operation) including:

  • Development of HSE Management Policies, Plans and Programmes
  • Technical / Process Safety
  • Risk and Integrity Management (including HAZOP and HAZID facilitation)
  • Project HSSE Reviews
  • Contractor HSE Management
  • Contractor HSE Audits
  • Control of Work
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Coaching and training both senior and junior personnel in HSE leadership and behavioural safety;
  • Incident investigation


Security Master Planning

Generating a safe and secure environment.

Security Master planning describes the integration of security planning into the early stages of general master planning of large-scale developments, installations, facilities and urban areas.

When properly performed, this activity not only generates a safe and secure environment for owners, operators and users of the space, but also significantly reduces the downstream costs of implementing security and resilience engineering, as the environment is already optimised for best-practice security and safety works.

Our experience includes Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Dubai 2020, Msheirib Heart of Doha, Elements of The World Dubai and New City of Duqm.



We are a SABRE licensed company.

SABRE (Security Assurance by BRE) is a security assessment and certification standard for buildings, infrastructure and managed space. SABRE can be used by developers, owners, occupiers and planning authorities to set high standards of security risk management for the design and construction of new developments, and the operation of existing facilities.

Successful assessments result in a SABRE Rating ranging from ‘Acceptable’ (1 star) to ‘Outstanding’ (5 stars). Certification can be used to demonstrate your commitment to security, evidence value for money, attract security-minded tenants, and much more.

Rose Associates International Ltd is a SABRE Licensed Company (ref: SLC-019) and our SABRE Registered Assessors can support clients at all stages of a development’s lifecycle, including:

  • Pre-assessment
  • Design Stage assessment
  • Shell & Core assessment
  • As built assessment
  • In-use assessment
All of our SABRE Registered Assessors have experience in the field of security risk management and working on a range of development types. We will help you set a target SABRE Rating and will work with all members of the client’s team to help ensure that target is adhered to. We provide a tailored service at all applicable stages of the building’s lifecycle and are a valued member of the team.

We can also provide a number of technical SABRE services to support the assessment process, delivered by our SABRE Professionals, including:

  • Threat and Risk assessment;
  • Security strategy;
  • Technical security design;
  • Security management plan (‘Concept of Operations’).

SABRE certification also results in the award of an Innovation Credit for new construction projects working towards BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 approval.









Register of Chartered Security Professionals

The Register of Chartered Security Professionals (CSyP) was established under a Royal Charter granted to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK and launched in 2011. Registrants use CSyP as a post nominal. Being admitted to the Register and becoming a CSyP is a means of being recognised and continuing to represent the highest standards and ongoing proficiency. It is the gold standard of competence in security practice. CSyPs must comply with a Code of Conduct, a Professional Disciplinary Code, and also complete Continuous Professional Development each year. The Register is recognised across the UK, including by the Association of Security Consultants (ASC), the International Professional Security Association (IPSA), The Security Industry Authority (SIA) and CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure)

Our Managing Partner, Bill Nelson, is CSyP. He is also a registered SABRE Assessor and SQSS; a member of the Security Institute (MSyI); and a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).


Our Clients

A selection of national and global brands who have benefited from our bespoke services.






Our Work

Our Consultants' expertise has been applied across multiple industries, browse some projects below.




Our Team

We believe a diverse range of personalities and skills brings creativity and ideas to the table.

Bill Nelson CSyP MSyI
Chartered Security Professional


A former Lt Col in British Military Intelligence with broad domestic and international operational intelligence and security experience, Bill’s commercial work in the private sector over 20 years includes corporate security management with Mobil Oil and Bechtel; security service provision and business management with G4S and leading the Arup Resilience, Security & Risk consulting practice in the Middle East and N. Africa. A specialist on Counter Terrorism, Terrorist Methods and Tactics and Urban Security Master Planning, Bill is a regular key note speaker at international conferences, speaks fluent Russian and was based in the Middle East for over 17 years.


Caroline Nelson


Caroline oversees daily business operations and the research supporting Risk Analysis and Counter-Terrorist consulting activities. With over 30 years in senior management and business development, Caroline has overhauled global retail groups delivering worldwide sales strategies, with a focus on business efficiencies, and specialises in business regulations and training. Earlier in her career Caroline provided logistical support for deployable operational intelligence units in the British Army.


Phil Unsworth


Following a successful career as a specialist with British Military Intelligence, Phil Unsworth transferred his skill set to the commercial security and intelligence sector, where he has over twenty years of extensive experience in a range of complementary roles encompassing man-guarding operations, projects and training in both corporate and service-provider roles. Operating across a diverse range of geopolitical environments including Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, Central Asia and South East Asia, Phil deploys excellent risk-based analytical, reporting and problem solving skills in respect of the security project management, man-guarding operations and security officer training; alongside experience in crisis management, business continuity and emergency response planning.

Mike Hewitt


Mike Hewitt is a highly qualified and experienced QHSSE Project Manager (MSc Sy, P/Grad Dip Occ HSE, Dip SM, Cert Ed, MILM, Grad IOSH). A former Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the British Army, within the infantry, Military Police and finally as a training instructor in Counter Terrorist Search. Within the private sector Mike has worked for the past 23 years as a Quality, Health Safety, Security and Training Professional. Commercial experience includes corporate Project security management with Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Bechtel, Qatar Petroleum, Panalpina AG and Agility Logistics GmbH. Past 10 years in “Project Management” of Health Safety and Security, and Staff Training on a number of high-profile multimillion-dollar international construction projects throughout North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Mike delivers world class project “Safety & Security” management, applying the “Just Culture and Zero Harm” safety concept – roles which have earned him numerous professional accolades.


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