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The Americas

We’re here to support you across the Americas

Our work is as diverse as the region itself: from building new embassies in the Caribbean, to one-to-one hurricane preparedness training, and from Diplomatic Bag movement to asset management surveys.

Our teams are creative, dedicated and pragmatic, helping clients to ensure that front-line diplomacy can take place across the Americas. Our customer service ethos is built on a commitment to being reliable and responsive and forging strong client relationships.

If there’s a crisis, such as damage from a natural disaster, we have technical officers based in embassies and missions throughout the region. Even if they are not based where you need them, they can be there in a matter of hours. Our officers have broad skillsets so that they can deal with a wide range of issues.

We work closely with departments based in the UK to ensure that centrally delivered projects in our region are completed efficiently. Our teams in the UK include architects, interior designers, surveyors, project managers and technicians with extensive experience on government projects.

If you need to speak to someone about your project urgently, our senior regional management team are based at the British Embassy in Washington DC.

The team in the region continue to push the boundaries

The Americas Regional Director

Our work in this region is headed up by Regional Director Andrew Bedforth.

Photo of Andrew Bedforth

Find out more

To discuss how we can help your organisation, talk to our regional team.

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Benefits

  • Time zone

    Having management and specialists based in the region puts us in a similar time zone and location to you

  • Experience

    We understand the challenges you face and how things operate at overseas posts

  • Responsiveness

    We can respond quickly to your needs and crises

  • Decision-making

    Having our regional director based in Washington means quick decisions can be made in the region

  • Point of contact

    You have a point of contact that is local to you

Our service to you

We build and maintain security infrastructure, communications systems, and estates in the region and manage logistics for posts including Diplomatic Bag Services.

We work on a wide range of projects, from technical fit-outs for entire embassies to crisis response and small works.

From logistics to seismic strengthening, security systems to IT, we offer a huge range of global services that put security first. As part of UK government, we understand the needs of government departments and can work together to find the right solution.

  • Secure logistics

    We deliver material securely around the world

  • Secure speech rooms

    We design and install secure conference rooms into your property