Early in Octavian's development, it became apparent that the same values which distinguished Octavian from competitors in the UK could also be applied in overseas markets.
Octavian's Dubai division opened in 2005 and represented the company's first venture outside of the European Union. Octavian Security LLC and Octavian Risk Management LLC offer their own unique brand of manned security services to the region's retail, logistics, distribution and warehousing, outside broadcast and professional and financial market sectors. Octavian became the first security provider to source, train and deliver sniffer dogs for DHL in the UAE, to detect alcohol and drug smuggling in cross border logistics.
In 2007, we also announced the launch of a training centre in South Africa, to deliver a specific level of training in accordance with the recommended syllabus in the British Standard 7499, which was then expanded to provide the National Certificate for Door Supervisors. This was the first time a UK qualification of this type had been available overseas. This unique service presents South Africans wishing to visit the UK to gain work in the security industry the opportunity to first attend the course in their own country, which speeds their Security Industry Authority license application process.
Octavian Seguridad in Spain initially operated from Alicante and was launched in 2008. We also intend to open branches in Valencia, Murcia, and Barcelona. The company provides manned security solutions to Spanish organisations, in addition to high-end security consultancy, close personal protection, anti-terrorist training and other specialist services. Octavian's intention is to enhance the offerings of Spanish security firms to further increase their competitiveness when bidding for worldwide contracts.
In 2010, Octavian Security USA announced it has chosen to establish its USA headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., after landing a prestigious contract with a U.S. property giant. The company is run by British entrepreneurs Sukhi Ghuman and Sam Sangha. Their intention is to increase the overall skills of operatives in the security and facilities management markets - as Octavian has already done in the UK.
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Global close protection services
Octavian operates globally, including the Far East, Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe. We can provide fully licensed Close Protection Officers who are relevant to your exact requirements, with the experience and training pertinent to the duties with which they are tasked. Most are from a Police or Military background and all have extensive operational experience in both non-hostile and extremely hostile environments.
Close Protection Officers can be low key and discreet or high profile and overt. We pride ourselves on having Officers that possess the right balance of professional hard and soft skills, allowing us to provide maximum protection in synergy with the highest standards of customer care.
We recognise that personal security is a very sensitive issue and we therefore have specially trained consultants to give our clients total reassurance that all assignments will be undertaken to the highest degree of confidentiality and efficiency.
Our comprehensive services include:
• VIP and executive protection
• Corporate consultancy and specialist security training
• Protection from threats such as terrorism, political opponents and over enthusiastic fans
• Witness protection
• Maritime security
• Arrangement of international and internal private jet and helicopter charters
A major part of our close protection methodology is to be preventative and pro-active. Before an assignment is undertaken, we will carry out a full reconnaissance exercise to identify risks such as potential ambush sites, traffic bottlenecks and other hazards which our client may possibly encounter. Octavian will expertly assess the risks, recommend an appropriate level of security and take the necessary measures to ensure all preventable situations are avoided.
Octavian has provided Close Protection services to some of the most high profile and influential individuals throughout the world, including politicians, senior corporate personnel, Royal families worldwide and senior ranking military personnel.
Global security auditing
2009 also saw the launch of Centurion International Audit, a new model for security auditing in Spain, Canada, the USA and the Middle East. For more details on our International Auditing, please visit the Centurion website.