Saladin, with its predecessor KMS Ltd, has provided security services since 1975. It was the original company to offer specialist security services in difficult and high risk areas of the world.
Early years saw Saladin providing protection for many overseas governments, and for the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The company worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East, but provided services on all continents, including for nine Heads of State and for many government dignitaries.
Towards the end of the 1980s the company reorganised, developed and extended its range of conventional security services and started working consistently with commercial companies. The oil & gas industry and mining companies continue to be important clients.
The company is staffed primarily by ex-members of the Armed Forces and Police, who have great experience of the relevant skills and systems. Specialists in other disciplines are brought in as necessary.
Saladin Security founded as a UK registered company
Expansion into Afghanistan
Saladin registers in Afghanistan soon after the US invasion and commences protective services for the EU in Kabul
Expansion into South Sudan
Saladin sets up in South Sudan as Veteran’s Security Services (VSS)
Expansion into Ghana
Ghana office is opened in Accra
Expansion into Kenya and Somalia
Nairobi office opened as demand for services develops in northern Kenya and Somalia
Saladin celebrates its 40th anniversary of operations