Ex-Army officer joins Nottinghamshire security firm

Pete Terry

Nottinghamshire-based security firm Octavian Security UK has appointed Pete Terry as a maritime security consultant, signalling a new focus on port operators and companies within ports.

Pete Terry, who has a background in the armed forces, brings security and safety experience from his long career in the sector.

He served in the British Army for over 23 years, finishing as a warrant officer class one in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers before leaving in 1999. After his military service, he joined Southampton Container Terminals Limited (SCT) as the safety manager.

Terry retired in April 2021 but has been attracted back into the industry by Octavian Security UK.

He said: “In 2003, I oversaw ensuring the Terminal was compliant with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) in line with the requirements of the Department for Transport. This was successfully completed in May 2004 and the ISPS Code came into force 01 July 2004. I was formally appointed as the Safety & Security Manager soon after.

 “The chance to use my knowledge to help a dynamic company such as Octavian Security UK wasn’t one I was going to turn down. Maritime Security is an area which is fast-moving and ever-changing. I’m looking forward to working with the company and team on this fast-growing element of the Octavian business.”

Kiran Ghuman, managing director of Octavian Security UK, said: “To have someone with the vast experience that Pete has to be able to call on is a huge honour for us. Our maritime security business is growing exceptionally and having Pete on board will help us harness this growth and catapult our expertise forward.” 

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...