The head of a Wiltshire-based nuclear and biological security solutions company was facing jail today after admitting bribing two Ugandan officials for contracts.

Niels Tobiasen, the managing and financial director of CBRN Team, based in Salisbury, admitted paying them inducements or rewards between June 1, 2007 and February 1 this year.

He denied two further counts put to him at a short plea and case management hearing at London’s Southwark Crown Court.

One, accusing the 65-year-old Danish national of money laundering, was ordered to be left on the file and not proceeded with.

No evidence was offered on the other, which alleged the transfer of criminal property in the form of £39,000.

Judge David Higgins ordered a formal not guilty verdict to be recorded.

Tobiasen, who was told he could remain on bail until his sentence on a date to be fixed, lives in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

He was arrested earlier this year following an investigation by the City of London Police’s Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit.

The company’s name CBRN refers to “chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear.”

Its website describes the firm, based in Salisbury, as a “leading provider of security solutions” in all four areas “to protect organisations, individuals and assets.”

It says it provides “services to the military, the public sector and selected civilian customers.

“CBRN protection, detection and decontamination equipment may form a vital part of such solutions.”

The company also stated that “in the UK we count the MoD, the Home Office and the emergency services amongst our public sector customers.

Amongst our customers in the private sector (are) media companies such as the BBC, ITN, Sky and ABC along with a number of major financial corporations in the City of London.”