Meet the Team

Response Consultants is a family business, but it is the teams of role-players and responders that work behind the scenes that make us who we are.  

They have vast amounts of experience in their roles to share with the personnel we train, or to help those we assist in an emergency, but mostly they are all just wonderful people.  

Some of our team members have been with us since the company was founded in 1995!

Leadership Team

Claire and Mike Forbes

Founded in 1995 by Mike Forbes, Response Consultants is a family business which has over 25 years experience in providing training, exercises and consultancy to the oil and gas, renewables and other industries internationally.

Claire joined the company full-time in 2004 having graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in Entrepreneurship, and Claire furthered her academic qualifications when she graduated from Robert Gordons University in 2016 with an LLB in Law. 

In 2015, the family's succession plan was implemented and Mike semi-retired whilst Claire took the reins as Managing Director.  Whilst Mike is still involved in some aspects of the business, Claire presents all of our training courses and exercises in emergency response and crisis management, both locally and internationally, in-person and virtually.

Claire and Mike continue to work together to ensure they provide the best service for their clients, and introduce new services to the markets in which they operate to continually expand the business.

On Call Teams & Role Players

Organisation Role Players

Response Consultants has a pool of role-players who simulate the role of non-participating organisations in exercises. These role-players have a wealth of experience of working in multiple industries and have different skills including coastguard, police, production, drilling, marine, safety, personnel and logistics. 

Relatives Role Players

Response Consultants has its own team of relatives role players to generate telephone enquiries from concerned next of kin/emergency contacts during exercises and training courses. Most of the team have over ten years experience of regularly participating in clients training courses and exercises. The team also provide our on-call relatives response service.

Media Role Players

Response Consultants utilise freelance journalists in training courses and exercises to simulate telephone enquiries from the media, conduct doorstep interviews and attend press conferences.

Casualties and Evacuees

Response Consultants have a pool of personnel who have experience in simulating casualties and personnel evacuated from offshore in major exercises and evacuation reception training courses.



Response Consultants UK Limited

168 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, AB10 6DA

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 595111