Tag Archives | United Kingdom

Back to the Future: The Restoration of Iraq, and British Expertise

By Ashley Goodall. Back to the future.  The restoration of Iraq and British expertise. Iraq has been in the news for a generation and our perceptions have been coloured by conflict and the near destruction of the Middle East’s most wealthy and civilised country. In the 1970’s Iraq was not only a secular and relatively […]

UK Minister Renews Commitment to Iraq

The UK’s Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, met with political leaders in Baghdad and Erbil to reaffirm the UK’s commitment to defeating Daesh and support efforts to bring unity to Iraq. In Baghdad, Minister Ellwood met with Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, and Speaker of Parliament Salim Al-Jibouri, to emphasise […]

UK Firm wins Award for work in Iraq

Pell Frischmann has won the British Expertise ‘International Masterplanning Project of the Year’ Award at their 2017 awards dinner. Its Three Cities Masterplanning project saw transport infrastructure masterplanned for Basra, Hilla, and the combined Najaf and Kufa conurbation. To achieve that, the company helped each city to overcome a shortage of much needed local skills […]

Last Chance to Register for Iraq Networking Event

The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)‘s Spring Conference & Networking Event in London is just days away, but you still have a chance to meet more than 150 key stakeholders, business partners and prospects active in the Iraqi market. The Conference — Iraq: Rising Confidence — takes place on Monday 3rd April 2017 at the […]

UK MP: “Huge Potential for Growth in Iraq”

Ms Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh MP, Trade and Investment spokesperson for SNP, gives Keynote Speech to members at Council Meeting Dinner of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): “Huge potential for growth in Iraq”: Thank you very much for that warm welcome, and the invitation to speak to you all this evening. If it wasn’t already […]

New Internet Service for Iraqi Oil & Gas Companies

Global satcom specialist Marlink, based in France, UK-based service integrator Defaultroute and Iraqi Internet service provider Abr Al Manara have announed that they have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking hybrid digital connectivity service resulting in a multi-million US dollar contract for a major Iraqi oil and gas company. Overcoming the challenges of poor terrestrial […]

Cape Pursues Expansion in Iraq

By John Lee. UK-based Cape plc, a provider of critical industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, has said that it is pursuing expansion in Iraq, where the Group was awarded initial small contracts from Kuwait Energy and GE during 2016. In its preliminary results for the twelve months to 31 December 2016, […]

Iraq Petroleum Conference – Agenda Announced

The annual Iraq Petroleum Conference, now in its eleventh edition, is set to once again gather the leaders of Iraq’s Oil & Gas industry to discuss the major opportunities and strategies for the newly emerging energy landscape. Organised by energy events experts CWC Group and proudly working alongside the main government institutions in Iraq: the […]

Human Rights Lawyer Struck Off over Iraq Misconduct

By John Lee. A UK-based human rights lawyer has been struck off as a solicitor after he was found guilty of multiple professional misconduct charges, including dishonesty and lack of integrity, relating to alleged abuse by the British military in Iraq, reports The Guardian. The British Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) said it would now […]