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About us

MIRIS has an industry wide reputation for exemplary service delivery. Founded in 2011, the company has developed strong working relationships with clients based on a sound understanding of their needs, attention to detail, clear and responsive communications, and the deployment of exceptional professionals to tasks supported by a dedicated management team.

  • Mission Statement

    “Our mission is to establish trust between MIRIS and its clients who require security risk management services based on professionalism, honesty and integrity.”

  • Vision Statement

    “Our vision is to be a leading provider of security risk management services in the corporate and private sectors globally”

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our people

MIRIS staff have served in specialist units in the British Armed Forces and have extensive experience gained on military operations and subsequently delivering security solutions in the private sector. All operatives undergo a rigorous vetting and selection process to assess their experience, qualifications and aptitude. This is in line with the UK Home Office initiative under the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). Both male and female specialists are available for deployment worldwide. All members are formally trained with appropriate Marine Coastguard Authority and/or Security Industry Authority (SIA) qualifications, and are recognised for their discretion, professionalism and ability to relate and respond to our clients’ requirements.

Meet the team

Mike Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Mike founded MIRIS in 2011 following a successful 23-year career in the British armed forces. A proven operational background and a wealth of experience delivering complex security solutions globally in both the maritime and land domain, he is responsible for the company strategic development and ensures professional standards are maintained.  Working closely with clients, Mike oversees MIRIS projects, ensuring they are clearly understood and that the proposed security strategies are implemented effectively by the operations management team. Mike holds a Master of Science degree in Risk, Crisis and Security Management (Loughborough University), and is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP).

Shawn Lowe

Senior Operations Manager
Shawn is responsible for overseeing MIRIS’ security risk management services globally, taking the lead on maritime projects. His thorough understanding of West African maritime security operations, particularly in Nigeria where he was seconded for eighteen months as a managing mentor to a local service provider licenced in the region, which has provided him with the skillset to actively manage client relationships through regular communications at senior stakeholder level.

Dale Edwards

Operations Manager

Dale served as a Royal Marine Commando and specialised in communications, operating in various environments around the world. After serving in the military he has gained vast experience delivering specialist security services in both the maritime and land sectors particularly on-board super yachts and cruise liners. Dale is responsible for managing the delivery of MIRIS security risk management services, taking the lead on land sector projects.

Steven Jones

Communications and Public Relations

Steven specialises in crisis situations and protecting a company or individuals reputation. He has an MSc in communications and public relations and is currently working towards an MA in international relations. Steven is an established writer and expert in assisting and assessing the resilience, responses and readiness of people, companies, and organisations.  These attributes support MIRIS in planning, training and guidance on how to avoid a crisis, and how to get out of one if the worst does happen.

Louise McWatt

Communications and Public Relations

Louise is a senior communications advisor with extensive corporate and commercial experience, including significant work in the maritime sector with a major UK ports group. Her expertise in public relations strategy, reputation management and crisis communications make her a trusted adviser. A former news journalist, Louise worked as a broadcast journalist for the BBC before producing news and current affairs for French broadcaster France 24. She brings a wealth of media and communications expertise to MIRIS and works closely with Steven to deliver a complete crisis risk management strategy.

Charles Williams

Marine Leisure Liaison

Charles brings a varied senior level business background to the Marine Leisure team. Having developed working relationships with major shipping lines, logistics companies and governments globally, particularly in USA, Middle East and the Far East, he is suitably positioned as the lead MIRIS liaison officer. Having owned and developed a maritime security company with associated products in passive defence, Charles’ in depth knowledge of the security requirements in this sector ensures that the MIRIS operations team deliver as expected.

Margret Llewellyn OBE

Marine Leisure Business Development

Margaret has gained vast experience throughout her 30 year career in the cruise liner industry and was recognised with an OBE for her services to the economic development in Wales and appointment as Chair of Cruise Wales. Furthermore, Margaret has owned and operated a container shipping line, port terminals and road haulage fleet. With a number of senior positions held in shipping, transport and logistics, Margaret leads the business development team. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Wendy Pownall

Accounts Assistant

Wendy is an administrative professional with several years’ experience, focusing on secretariat management, financial and human resources. Her meticulous approach to financial matters in addition to assisting MIRIS Managing Director, helps support the smooth running of the operations department and general day to day business activity.

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TESTIMONIALS

We have utilised the services of MIRIS International Limited on a number of occasions whilst our vessels transited the Indian Ocean and have always been impressed with their professionalism and high standard of their service delivery.

We routinely request support from MIRIS to provide intelligence updates and undertake country reviews, and most recently we commissioned MIRIS to evaluate a journey management plan for our team deployed to Nigeria. As expected, MIRIS produced a thorough report and we had every confidence to follow their recommendations. We would recommend without hesitation MIRIS International to other shipping companies or any potential clients.

Captain CSO for Shipping Company, UK

We have utilised the services of MIRIS International Limited on a number of occasions whilst our vessels transited the Indian Ocean and have always been impressed with their professionalism and high standard of their service delivery.

We routinely request support from MIRIS to provide intelligence updates and undertake country reviews, and most recently we commissioned MIRIS to evaluate a journey management plan for our team deployed to Nigeria. As expected, MIRIS produced a thorough report and we had every confidence to follow their recommendations. We would recommend without hesitation MIRIS International to other shipping companies or any potential clients.

Captain A.S. 60m Motor Yacht, Sri Lanka

Mike Williams and MIRIS International “MIRIS was contracted to provide discreet security review and in-country services to a Swiss Foundation whose charitable role includes work in sometimes hostile and high-threat States, with staff operating in small teams interacting up-to-and-including senior foreign government level.
The service has been very professional, timely, highly flexible and reactive to date providing a new level of reassurance and due diligence for the Foundation and its staff. MIRIS is the security partner of choice and has been retained based on their performance and delivery. MIRIS is recommended to future potential clients.

MR DH Executive Director ‘Foundation Charity’, Guatemala

We routinely use MIRIS International to provide Security Risk Management and close protection services and have always been impressed with their professionalism and high standards.

MR ND Diamond Specialist, London

Testimonials

“We have utilised the services of MIRIS International Limited on a number of occasions whilst our vessels transited the Indian Ocean and have always been impressed with their professionalism and high standard of their service delivery.

We routinely request support from MIRIS to provide intelligence updates and undertake country reviews, and most recently we commissioned MIRIS to evaluate a journey management plan for our team deployed to Nigeria. As expected, MIRIS produced a thorough report and we had every confidence to follow their recommendations. We would recommend without hesitation MIRIS International to other shipping companies or any potential clients.”

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