Gallowglass Health and Safety (GGH&S) is independently expanding its Middle East operation, after dissolving its collaboration with Dubai-based live events services company, Fruition Events.

The two businesses joined forces in 2017 as a combined offering to meet the demand for events health and safety provision within the GCC region. But after a year of consulting on a series of large-scale events, GGH&S is now set to continue as a stand-alone entity.

Steve Kearney, managing partner at GGH&S, commented: “Over the last 12 months we’ve worked for leading agencies including Jack Morton Worldwide, People Creative and DAS Event – on some fantastic projects, such as the opening ceremony of the Dubai World Cup, the Abu Dhabi Ideas Weekend and a major car launch.

“We’ll continue to work with Fruition but have now formed Gallowglass Health and Safety Middle East as a subsidiary of our UK parent. Our Dubai team will be closely linked to our UK head office, and with to the Gallowglass Group as a whole – which provides a broad range of international events services.”

GGH&S’ ME team is headed by principal consultant, Adrian Peet. He said: “We have three full-time advisors based here in Dubai. But we’re increasingly calling on a wider pool of visa-ready, legally-compliant consultants from our UK head office, who can come over to support key projects as and when required. Our specialist trainer, John Young, has been out recently to deliver occupational safety and health training to audio specialist Delta Sound.”

Peet has expanded the consultancy’s sphere of operation into other GCC regions. Most recently he has been working at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Sports City stadium for the World Boxing Super Series: George Groves V Callum Smith.