About Octaga

A multi faceted security services business with a background engrained within protecting with fortitude

Octaga is steeping in culture and heritage

In April 2001, Pilgrims Global Ltd was founded by our Managing Director, David Allison, after a distinguished career serving with the 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment and then with UK Special Forces.

Having served in various hostile environments, Counter Terrorism, Close Protection and Surveillance roles, he and others with similar authentic specialist backgrounds, began to personally advise, assist, and carry out varied security roles within the civilian sector, from assisting Heads of Security in large corporations, UK Police Special Branch and private high net worth individuals.

A manifold of security solutions formed from a passion

In 2003, Pilgrims Global earned recognition as an accepted member of the British Security Industry Association and the following year, the company re-branded as Octaga Security Services Ltd.

Based on the Greek word ‘Oktagonon’, meaning ‘eight angles’, Octaga symbolises strength in its shape with the eight sides representing the eight key security services we provide – Risk Consultancy, Asset Protection, Technical Services, Venue Security, Close Protection/RST’s, Surveillance, Training and Industry Profiling.

Later that same year we were accredited further with the National Security Inspectorate Guarding Gold, incorporating ISO 9001, BS 7858 & BS 7499 and in 2005, awarded the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status.

To date, Octaga is one of the leading security and risk management companies in the UK, holding NSI Status in both Physical Security and Technical Systems; the Industry’s highest Award. We are also accredited in NSI Systems Gold, Safe Contractor and a BTEC Edexcel Approved National Training Centre for SIA Security Training courses.

Services Overview

A selection of our services

Consultancy Services

Threat Assessment

Risk Analysis

Threat Profiling

Close Protection

Individual and Group Close Protection

Residential Security Teams (RSTs)


Physical and Technical

Commercial and Private

Incident and Fraud


Technical Asset Protection

Integrated Security Systems

CCTV Design

CCTV Supply

CCTV Installation and Maintenance

Access & Perimeter Control Systems

Intruder & Fire Detection System

Physical Asset Protection

Manned Guarding

Transit of High Value Goods

Asset Tracking

Venue Security

Corporate & Private Events


Public Events incl. Festivals, Concerts & Country Shows

Specialist Services

Bespoke Security Systems

Overseas Projects

Intelligence Reports


Security Training

Basic and Advanced Surveillance

Close Protection

Corporate Security Awareness

Hostile Environment Training

Driver Training (Vehicle and Safety Awareness, On and Off Road Remote and Hazardous Terrain)