Consortium demonstrates capabilities and benefits of SMEs by delivering training package at short notice to security teams from NATO nation

Skövde Sweden, Stalbridge, Dorset, UK; 8th January 2015. The recently announced CBRN training and consultancy team formed by Swedish CBRN Academy (SCA), Swedish Rescue Training Centre (SRTC) and Lutra Associates Limited (LAL) has won its first contract.

Working together the team was selected to provide CBRN close protection and decontamination training to the national security forces of an unnamed NATO country through a prime contractor who was delivering a wider package of equipment and services.

For obvious reasons the country does not wish to be named but the training involved national police and defence resources.

This initial training was run in- country and consisted of practical work to ensure that the selected protection officers involved are capable of reducing the risk to their VIPs prior to an attack. This is achieved by carrying out threat assessments and risk reduction drills, and then dealing with an attack should one occur with rapid protective and remedial actions. The aim of the training was to give a basic introduction to the concepts, skills and responses required to allow a further assessment to be made as to what follow up training will also take place.

Speaking from Skövde Johan Carlqvist Chief Executive of SCA said, “By delivering this contract at short notice, we demonstrated the speed and rapid reaction that groups of small companies can provide when dealing with a request for urgent action. The training delivered by Strongpoint was thorough, effective and very much appreciated by the students who recognised the obvious expertise of the training team.”

The training was facilitated by SCA and SRTC and carried out by Lutra through Strongpoint Security. Commenting on the contract from Stalbridge Tim Otter, Chief Executive of Lutra said “I am delighted for the team that we have won this first contract as it demonstrated the wide depth of experience and skills that reside within the team. This country, like many others has suddenly realised, that they had not addressed the CBRN threat with sufficient money or vigour over the past few years. They have now started to take positive steps to rectify the problem. We are delighted to provide low cost, high quality advice across the CBRN spectrum to enable them to do so.”

Commenting on the training course Dan Kaszeta the Managing Director of Strongpoint commented, “The students were excellent, keen and motivated, extremely interested and professional. This allowed us to build on the excellent facilitation SCA and SRTC managed so that the course went smoothly and the students gained the absolute maximum from the training time available.”

For Further Information Contact –

In the UK

Tim Otter
Chief Executive, Lutra Associates Ltd
T: +44 1963 548005
M: +44 7748 090802

Mark Broughton
Marontech Communications
T: +44 1428 647979
M: +44 7880 506345

Dan Kaszeta
Managing Director, Strongpoint Security
M +44 7429 009925

In Sweden

Ola Johansson
Chief Executive Officer
Swedish Rescue Training Centre
T: +46 500 50 00 60

Johan Carlqvist
General Manager
CBRN Academy
T +46 733 32 37 21

About CBRN Academy/SRTC

Swedish Rescue Training Centre, (SRTC) is an international training and consulting company, based at the former Swedish Government training facility at Skövde and with instructors from the former Swedish Rescue Services Agency, SRSA (Räddningsverket), and other Swedish Government and international agencies. SRTC’s experience in ”live” agent training, education and consultation in the field of Risk & Safety stretches back more than 25 years. SRTC is uniquely certified in this field to ISO 9001 & 14001 for all its operations.

CBRN Academy helps companies and organizations to increase and secure their knowledge and ability to handle risks, hazards and accidents that might arise when working with dangerous chemicals, biological and radiological substances.

For over 8 years, we’ve provided our expertise about methods, products and systems to use for an effective response at CBRN incidents.

About Lutra

Lutra’s 50+ respected, experienced associates from across the Defence and Security sectors provide practical, economic support, advice and solutions for decision makers. Appropriate teams tackle the client’s problem(s) delivering practical solutions. The associates have skills covering the A-Z of Defence and Security and cover everything from strategy to delivery of defence and security concepts, capability and operations to industrial capability and product delivery. Lutra provides help in: Management or Acquisition reform, Introducing products, Design and Manufacturing, The Nuts and Bolts of Project/Programme Management and Delivery, Defence, Counter Terrorism and Security Advice, Personnel or Team Development and simply mulling the issues over and ranking the options. Lutra Associates helps make choices and then helps to implement and deliver cost effective solutions.

About Strongpoint Security Limited

Based in London, Strongpoint provides advice, training and solutions covering VIP protection, CBRN, CBRNe, major event and facility security and security management with a particular emphasis on developing doctrine and concepts into procedures and activity.