Octavian Security News

Octavian opens the door to South Africa training centre

The pioneering Octavian Group has announced the launch of a door supervisor training centre in South Africa - the first time a UK qualification in this field will be available overseas.Octavian Security Training, a division of Octavian Security, has established the training centre in Pretoria to provide the National Certificate for Door Supervisors Qualification.Jot Engelbrecht, Octavian's operations and training director, is himself from Cape Town in South Africa.Jot commented: "This i...

Octavian increases training strength

Internationally operating security firm, Octavian Security, has appointed Charles Napier as the company's first training and development manager.Reporting to operations and training director, Jot Englebrecht, Charles will form part of Octavian's SITO registered training division, where he will be responsible for training new recruits and developing the skills of current employees - in addition to training officers from competitor security companies.Charles joins Octavian with over 20 yea...

Samsung Techwin eagle eyed at Carnoustie

Millions of pounds worth of equipment was deployed by the broadcasters and TV production companies covering the 2007 Open Golf Championship Carnoustie. To ensure that essential as well as extremely valuable equipment was not stolen or sabotaged, security was high on the agenda.  With millions tuning in to watch one of the most exciting Opens for many a year, it was essential that all of the broadcasting equipment was kept safe and secure and in good working order at all times. Man guarding...

Giant security appointment for Octavian

Security specialist Octavian Security has been appointed by The GBA Group to provide manned guarding services for a number of its vehicle import terminals across the UK.  The GBA Group is one of the UK's largest and most recognised providers of logistical solutions to motor manufacturers and shipping lines.  The appointment will involve the deployment of over 40 security officers to provide 24-hour total security for the import terminals."This is a landmark business opportunit...

Octavian arrives in Canada

Octavian Security Ltd, the security arm of the Octavian Group of Companies has announced the launch of its first Canadian office.  To be based in Downtown Vancouver, Octavian Security Inc is to offer manned security solutions to Canadian organisations and also provide high end security consultancy.The UK based, internationally operating security specialist is about to secure its first contracts in the city, which are expected to be in the construction and logistics sectors.  Octavian&#...

Octavian gains academic edge in retail security market

Octavian Security Ltd, the retail security company that famously placed Gurkha security guards at IKEA, has teamed up with retail expert, Professor Joshua Bamfield, in a move to improve retail security provision.Renowned retail crime and fraud expert, Professor Bamfield, will be working in partnership with Octavian Security applying his expert knowledge of criminal behaviour in the retail sector to Octavian's client security proposals.This will not only see the Professor helping to devise co...

Octavian proves sound choice for Bang & Olufsen

Nationally operating security company, Octavian Security, has been appointed as the official manned security supplier to the Nottingham store of Bang & Olufsen - the world's most highly respected audio, video and communications brand.This approved supplier status will see Octavian appointed as the first choice security company for providing retail trained security officers for all future events at the store and when required during its busier periods.Octavian first worked with the store,...

Expansion leads to relocation for Octavian

The Octavian Group of Companies, the parent group of internationally operating security company Octavian Security, has relocated to new, purpose built premises in Colwick, Nottingham, following a period of sustained growth.The Group's new 7,800 sq ft office complex, to be known as Octavian House, is located at Colwick Quays, a new marina development on the outskirts of the city.  The new building will house the Group's 40 strong executive and administration team and will also be use...

Octavian recruits director to strengthen international arm

The Octavian Group of Companies, the parent company of internationally operating security company, Octavian Security, has appointed solicitor Avi Pawar as its director of global strategy & compliance.In this new role, the litigation and employment law specialist will head up the Octavian Group's HR and Legal teams as it expands internationally in Dubai, Holland and beyond. Avi joins Octavian from leading West Midlands law firm, Pickerings Solicitors with five years experience as a practi...

Ghuman notches up second consecutive Entrepreneur Award in Nottingham

Sukhi Ghuman, managing director of internationally operating security firm, Octavian Security has become the first person to win Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award twice - and for two consecutive years.Named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry's ‘Nottinghamshire BEST Business Awards 2006', Ghuman beat off fierce competition from his peers in Nottinghamshire - one of the UK's most prosperous centres of commerci...

Octavian guards prestigious hall

Nottingham's premier events venue, Colwick Hall, has appointed Octavian Security to provide manned guarding and stewarding for its numerous high-profile functions and events.This contract will see Octavian's security officers patrolling and guarding the grounds during events at the historic Hall.  This will include managing the Hall's car park, aiding guests upon arrival, monitoring sound levels in compliance with environmental health legislation and most importantly, due to the...

Octavian lands UK contract for global distribution giant ProLogis

Nottingham based security company, Octavian Security, has won a substantial three-year contract to supply manned security services to ProLogis, the world's leading provider of distribution facilities and services. ProLogis has more than 2,400 facilities owned, managed and under development in 81 markets in North America, Europe and Asia and this contract will see Octavian providing manned guarding solutions for all of the company's UK portfolio of sites. The three-year contract is e...