Business Travel & NGOs


Standardisation can lead to predictability and complacency

The differing requirements of every client dictate that no Objective course can ever be the same. The extensive experience of our team and quality of our material makes Objective’s safety services unique.


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Modular Subjects

Our travel courses are modular & can be conducted at your place of work, or one of our training centres. A popular and cost effective option is for Objective to conduct the training in the workplace for a group of delegates. For the business traveller the most popular course is either our half day or full day course. Most businesses elect to run the courses at their offices, typically with a group of up to 15 delegates.  As well as offering a one day or shorter course we also offer 2 or 3 day hostile environment courses.

Modular course topics:

  • Security advice and regional threats, including sources of information.
  • Situation awareness - how to think on your feet, judging situations
  • Personal security & crime avoidance.
  • Theft avoidance & security of possessions.
  • Kit, equipment & safety gadgets.
  • Accommodation security.
  • Getting about safely; airports, taxis and public transport.
  • Emergency first aid
  • Health advice, disease prevention & ‘bugs, bites & bowels.
  • Negotiating check-points.
  • Mines and booby trap awareness.
  • Dealing with corrupt official and bribes.
  • Kidnap prevention and conduct if taken.
  • Handling difficult situations; muggings, diffusing confrontation etc.
  • Navigation; map, compass and GPS.
  • Surviving natural disasters.

Our business clients include BAE Systems, Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil, Wardell Armstrong, Boden, Polypipe Terrain, Euromoney, UKAS, The Medical Research Council, University of Westminster, Cranfield University & Sports Scotland.

Our NGO clients include HIV/Aids Alliance, MSI, Sight Savers, Solar Aid, Engineers without Border, IPPF and Mission to the World (US)

Please give us a call and we can discuss training options. As well as offering the face to face courses,  we can also do skype and webinar training. 

Crisis Management Training

For companies and NGOs, the ability to either avoid a crisis situation or be able to react to unfolding events can be of vital importance. Objective is able to provide assistance and training in a bespoke manner. We can assist in the production of crisis management plans, provide help with training staff and finally, test plans and procedures via test exercises. Crisis management is not a ‘black art’; to be effective we strongly believe plans need to be simple and generic so that they can be adapted to the specific situation.

Security & Reviews

Let us help you identify and minimise risks that might affect your business and employees. We have extensive experience of carrying out security reviews for NGOs, corporations and high networth individuals working and living abroad. Our consultants are ex military officers, including former intelligence and Special Forces officers, with extensive experience in the commercial sector. Please call to discuss requirements.


Travel Safety Course Prices


  • One day course:    From £750.00 ex VAT and travel for one instructor.
  • Half day courses:  From £580.00 ex VAT and travel for one instructor. The cost could be more if distance from our office is great.
  • Bespoke packages; including 2 day residential package. 

We can also offer Skype and Webinar training. For the one day or half day courses we suggest that a maximum of 12 to 15 delegates ensures good interaction with the trainer.

Contact office for details.

What they say about Objective

Charlie McGrath was engaged by Lucy Electric to provide Overseas Traveller Training to our staff to equip them with the necessary skills to travel safely and securely. Charlie exudes competence in his calm and comprehensive delivery of training programmes. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides real world examples and exercises to ensure his students understand the subject.

We were so impressed with Charlie in the UK that we then asked him to deliver training in India and the Middle East. Once again he exceeded expectations and was roundly complemented by all employees.

Cris Padilla, Lucy Group CSR Specialists, January 2018

The Medical Research Council (MRC) of the UK have used Objective for a number of years to provide staff training on the potential hazards of overseas & UK travel. The trainer (Charlie McGrath) developed a bespoke course for the MRC which has proved very popular and educational for those attending. I would highly recommend Objective.

Dr A R Mitchell, Corporate Adviser, MRC, January 2016

" Very useful" 'invaluable advice' and I had become complacent' were just some comments that we had from our predominantly female buying and shoot teams who travel to the four corners of the world. Charlie delivered a set of really enjoyable and relaxed sessions that gave our teams real food for thought and will help keep them safe in their travels"  

Bridget Marchi, JP Boden & Co Ltd, July 2013

"An excellent training package and just what we were looking for: risk awareness and planning for travellers of all levels of experience. Charlie\'s relaxed delivery style is clearly based on years of experience and authority and gave us complete confidence in what he said. We all found the course informative and reassuring as individuals and as a company, and are all the better for having experienced it."

Ricard McCracken, Director, ecch, Cranfield University, August 2012


"Objective have been enormously helpful, not only in training our staff to travel and work safely in post conflict settings, but also in equipping the organisation with its Crisis Management needs. We cannot recommend their services highly enough.”

 George Shaw, Travel and Security Advisor, HIV/AIDS Alliance, March 2010.


"An excellent course which I’m sure we will run again in a couple of years. Charlie got the balance right between being informative without being over alarmist."

Stuart Caldwell, Health & Safety Advisor, Procter & Gamble, Newcastle, Feb 2006

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