The expansion is expected to create wider global opportunities for Octavian and build relations with Africa’s most prominent businesses Octavian Security, the leading UK security provider, has kicked off its ambitious 2015 growth plans by launching a new South African office. The move now sees Octavian hold a presence in three continents across the globe. As a growing economy with unique security requirements, South Africa is a key market for Octavian, with the expansion expected to create wider global opportunities and build relations with Africa’s most prominent businesses – both locally and worldwide. Officially opening on February 5th with an exclusive launch event at the Trade Commissioner’s Official Residence, the new division will create 15 head office jobs, with the addition of a further 500 jobs for security personnel. Cornelius Muyunda, Octavian’s new Director of Africa, will be heading up the new office. He said: “South Africa is a very exciting new market for Octavian and is a country which faces a number of security challenges in terms of crime and terrorist threats. South Africa is one of the most at risk countries across Africa, so we have worked hard to develop specific offerings and skill sets to meet these needs. “By creating hundreds of jobs, diversifying the market and providing exceptional services for some of the country’s biggest names – the opening of this new office is not only a positive move for Octavian, but for the South African security market as a whole.” The launch event will be attended by some of South Africa’s most influential businesses, including senior directors and executives from a number of global corporate companies. It will also include a speech from Octavian CEO Sukhi Ghuman and South Africa’s Trade Commissioner Andy Henderson. Sukhi Ghuman, CEO and founder of Octavian Security, added: “Octavian’s expansion into South Africa is a real indication of our global reputation and the high regard with which the company and its services are held. The South African market has its own unique challenges, but our vast amount of expertise and experience is sure to make this latest expansion a great success for all involved.” Octavian’s full suite of security services will be made available throughout South Africa, with the most popular services expected to be manned security, consultancy and training services for corporate businesses and specific offerings for the mining industry. Octavian will also offer a free risk assessment for all attendees to the launch event on February 5th, as well as a cocktail reception and networking evening.