Gallowglass Health and Safety (GGH&S) has announced their independence from Fruition Events, the live events company based in Dubai.

The two companies chose to collaborate in 2017 to collectively supply health and safety provisions for events  within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. However, they have decided to split after a year of consulting on a series of large-scale events.

GGH&S managing partner Steve Kearney commented: “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 the Gallowglass Group as a whole – which provides a broad range of international events services.”

Principal consultant and the company’s controller of GCC operations, Adrian Peet added: “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.”

Peet has since expanded the consultancy’s sphere of operation into other Middle Eastern areas. Most recently he has been working at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Sports City stadium for the World Boxing Super Series.

He was further responsible for delivering a number of key health and safety projects for the overlay and infrastructure of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and is also actively engaged with the Middle East Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA).

By Yzanne Pepper