About Title

About Octaga

OCTAGA security services
Protecting with Fortitude!

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

Octaga is steeping in culture and heritage

In April 2001, Pilgrims Global Ltd was founded then rebranded to Octaga in 2004 by our Founder & CEO David Allison. After a distinguished career serving with the Elite 1st Battalion the Parachute Regiment and then with UK Special Forces 22 SAS.

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 sectors. Gaining contracts and the trust from assisting Heads of Security in large corporations, Film, Pharmaceutical, Banking and Private High net worth / Family Offices, we became the service provider that became the first choice.

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 symbolizes strength in its shape with the eight sides representing the eight key security services we provide – Risk Consultancy, Asset Protection, Technical Security Services, Close Protection/RST’s (Residential security teams), Surveillance, TSCM (Technical security counter measures) Training and Industry Profiling.

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
  • Incident and Fraud
  • Commercial and Private
  • Investigation

Technical Asset Protection

  • Integrated Security Systems
  • CCTV Supply
  • Access & Perimeter Control Systems
  • CCTV Design
  • CCTV Installation and Maintenance
  • Intruder & Fire Detection System

Physical Asset Protection

  • Manned Guarding
  • Transit of High Value Goods
  • Asset Tracking

Venue Security

  • Corporate & Private Events
  • AGMs
  • Public Events incl. Festivals, Concerts & Country Shows

Specialist Services

  • Bespoke Security Systems
  • Overseas Projects
  • Intelligence Reports


  • Security Training
  • Close Protection
  • Hostile Environment Training
  • Basic and Advanced Surveillance
  • Corporate Security Awareness
  • Driver Training (Vehicle and Safety Awareness, On and Off Road Remote and Hazardous Terrain)