Health and safety specialist announces launch into Middle East

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Phoenix Health & Safety based in Staffordshire has announced plans to expand its operations into the Middle East with the launch of Phoenix UAE.

Founded in 2005 by Nick Higginson, Phoenix has seen strong growth in the construction sector.

It said that given the rising demand in the construction sector across UAE and after the success of their its expansion into South Africa in 2008, the Middle East is “the natural next step.”

Higginson said: “We see our launch in the Middle East and North Africa region as a significant opportunity to provide IOSH and NEBOSH training to a wide range of new businesses, especially in the construction and oil and gas sectors.

“The shift to virtual classroom courses during the Coronavirus Pandemic, and the similar time zones of the regions we now operate in, allows us to offer this popular training format across multiple countries.”

Recent management team hires have also positioned Phoenix to continue its growth and international expansion.

Richard Bath has joined as head of operations from private equity backed, Sophie Fraser-Miller joins as senior account manager after a 12-year career at NEBOSH and Chris Winstanley moves to head of revenue following a career scaling VC backed companies.

Tony Stott, CEO at Venture Capital firm Midven, who invested in Phoenix in 2011, said: “Phoenix has been one of our top-performing portfolio companies during the pandemic. We’re delighted to welcome the new management team members and look forward to supporting Phoenix as they continue their international ambitions.”