About Us

Our History

Hawki was set up by Hugh Martin and Nicholas Fairfax in 2009 after Hugh had worked for several years in the British Army and UK Special Forces, followed by 4 years as MD of a large private security company. They recognised the complexity of modern day commercial life and the need for truly bespoke, flexible services that weren't being offered by larger private security companies.

Since then, Hawki have operated in all corners of the globe, working for a variety of clients including the UN, the EU police missions, UK FCO, many corporations and high net worth clients. We have also trained over 6000 delegates in the UK, Jordan, Georgia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Indonesia, to name but a few.

The team has worked together for many years, always acting with integrity, courage, professionalism and absolute reliability. They combine many years of military, intelligence and commercial experience.

Our People

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Hugh Martin


Hugh served for 14 years in the UK military. He was commissioned into the Royal .... more

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Simon Allen


Simon Allen served 35 years in the British Army retiring as a Brigadier at the .... more

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Wayne L

Operations Manager

Wayne is a security and risk manager with twenty-two years in the UK military retiring .... more

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Ashley Scott

Head of Medical Training

Ashley Scott is a qualified medic. He has been Head of Training and Consultancy Services .... more

Our Advisers

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Nicholas Fairfax (Lord Fairfax of Cameron)

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Nick co-founded Hawki with Hugh Martin. He is a qualified barrister and has been involved .... more

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Nicholas Chance


Nicholas joined Hawki Advisory Board in November 2013. Nicholas was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets .... more

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Major General Robin Searby


Major General Searby was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1968 to join .... more

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Berik Plokhikh


Berik Plokhikh is a partner for business development in private Swiss financial advisory company Seven .... more

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Standards and Accreditations

City & Guilds accreditation
Edexcel training provider for approved courses
RoSPA approved driver training course and centre
First Aid Awards (FAA) approved centre
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approved training provider
International Code of Conduct (ICoC) signatory
Approved learning provider for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Enhanced Learning Credits scheme; Hawki number 4504
Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Ministry of Defence (MOD) preferred supplier