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last updated 23-May-2021

This page focuses on a selected list of organizations representing well established Private Security Companies (contractors, firms) or PSCs. Indeed, sometimes PSCs are referred to as PMCs or PMSCs, and vice versa. The horizontal and vertical integration of the broader security, defense and humanitarian support businesses add a further layer of complexity. Therefore, please also explore our other thematic lists if you failed to find in this page the solutions you were looking for.



Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG)
GROUP OVERVIEW - SCEG is a Special Interest Group of ADS Group Limited for security and risk companies committed to the development and implementation of international standards for the private security and crisis management sector. SCEG are a contributor to the activities of the International Code of Conduct Association, which has evolved from the declaration of the Montreux Document of 2008, now ratified by over 50 countries. Affiliate Members of SCEG include the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for Transport, both of whom are members of the Executive Committee.

On June 21, 2011, the UK Government announced via a Foreign and Commonwealth Office written ministerial statement their decision to appoint ADS as the Government’s partner in developing and implementing UK national standards for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). For such purposes, ADS established upon the announcement the Security in Complex Environments Group as a special interest group open to all UK-based PMSCs who have signed the International Code of Conduct on regulation for Private Security Providers.


The broad range or private military and security capabilities of SCEG family of companies can be assessed by visiting the membership page:

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[ Information retrieved and updated from the group's website and Hansard transcripts in July 2020]
Visit the PHILANTROPY page, where you will find some relief activities in which PMCs/PSCs have been engaged


Find more private military/security industry organizations (and companies) in the Security Industry Associations pages >>

British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC)
As of July 2020 the website remained active, last updated in 2011- This listing is preserved for research purposes
ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW - BAPSC worked to promote the interests and regulate the activities of UK based firms that provide armed defensive security services in countries outside the UK.

Launched in February 2006, the formation of the association stemmed from the realisation amongst a number of leading UK private security firms that there was an urgent need to raise standards of operation and advocate self regulation. BAPSC flourished under the leadership of Andy Bearpark, who prior to to taking up his position as Director General served as Director of Operations and Infrastructure for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq. BAPSC went dormant shortly after the UK Government selected ADS as the preferred partner to implement regulatory standards for the UK industry.


Membership of the BAPSC was restricted to UK based security firms providing armed security services overseas. To learn more, visit their membership page:

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[Information last updated from the association's website in July 2020]



This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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