Has ‘over 1400 employees in Iraq’ (Iraq Development Program, 2004). Chairman is former Foreign Secretary and Minister of Defence Sir Malcolm Rifkind. The ‘sole security provider to Team Bechtel.’ (ArmorGroup press release, November 2005) Also guards British Embassy.
Control Risks Group www.crg.com/
Head office: Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London, SE1 2QG
Control Risks Screening Divison, Cambridge House, Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0LE 
‘Protects UK Foreign Office officials as well as those from the Department for International Development’ (Financial Times, September 2003). Sir Michael Rose, former commander of the SAS is a director.
Has a $50m contract to guard the US Army Corps of Engineers, and their corporate sub-contractors in Iraq. Their directors include a former director of British special forces, as well as the former head of security for BP in Colombia and Brazil.
Genric Security www.genric.co.uk/
Hereford House, East Street, Hereford, UK HR1 2LU 
Founded by ex-SAS and SBS (special boat service) members. In partnership with Kuwaiti company Arab Orient Group, has set up ‘Al-Amnelkhass Group’, to runs security for corporate and government figures in Iraq.
Founded by Richard N. Bethell, now Lord Westbury, after he left another PMC, Defence Systems Limited, in 1999. In 2004, ‘the largest security company operating in Southern Iraq’ (Hart profile on Iraq Development Program site, 2004). Richard Bethell, formerly of the SAS, seems to be descended from a nineteenth century Lord Chancellor.
Have worked for Bechtel, Great Lakes Dredging, Titan Salvage, SSA and GE (formerly General Electric). Their chief of operations is Harry Legge-Bourke, a former aide-de-camp to chief of defence staff Sir Charles Guthrie, and brother of former royal nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke.
Handled UK recruitment for Erinys, and has recently (October 2005) merged with AEGIS. ‘Hires mostly from the SAS’ (Sourcewatch profile, February 2005). Bob Hodges, former commander of land forces in Northern Ireland, is a director