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Sukhi Ghuman

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Sukhi Ghuman
Born (1977-11-23) 23 November 1977 (age 42)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
🏡 ResidenceScottsdale Arizona USA, Nottingham UK and Dubai UAE.
🏳️ NationalityBritish
Other names
🏫 EducationNottingham Trent University
De Montfort University, Leicester
💼 Occupation
Founder 100% shareholder and Group Chairman and CEO of Octavian Security
International entrepreneur and commentator

💵 Salary :
Founder, 100% shareholder and Group Chairman and CEO of Octavian Security, international entrepreneur and commentator
🏡 Home townLeicester
🤑 Net worthUnconfirmed
🌐 Websitehttp://sukhighuman.com

Sukhi Ghuman (born 23 November 1977) is a British Asian entrepreneur in the United Kingdom.

In 2003, Ghuman started the security business Octavian, the first security firm to employ ex-Gurkhas, of which he is now Group Chairman and CEO.[1]

Biography[edit]

Formation of Octavian[edit]

After seeing a niche in the market, in 2003 Ghuman formed the security company, Octavian, in the UK.

Other business interests[edit]

In April 2016, Ghuman formed Octavian IT Limited, providing enterprise class IT support and cyber security, in the UK and internationally.

In April 2016, Ghuman formed Octavian Recruitment Limited, a leading recruitment service provider, working in partnership with organisations globally in a wide diversity of market sectors.

In August 2015, Ghuman sold Octavian Security UK to CE Facilities.[2][3][4]

In April 2015, Octavian launched the accredited Octavian Training Academy.[5]

In October 2014, Ghuman led the formation of a joint venture between Octavian and EKOL in Turkey and created Octavian Security Turkey.[6][7]

In June 2014, he formed Octavian FM LLC in Phoenix, Arizona, providing security and facility management in the USA southwest region.

In June 2014, he formed Octavian Payment Solutions LLC in Phoenix, Arizona, providing merchant processing.

In 2013 he formed Octavian Animation - providing bespoke animation and video solutions for multiple needs.

In 2013, he formed Octavian Security Americas LLC in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, providing security to some of the largest open pit mines in North America.

In 2010 he formed Octavian Security USA in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the USA arm to Octavian Security in the UK.[8]

In 2010, he formed a partnership between Octavian and Swissport International,[9] a supplier of ground handling services to the aviation sector. Octavian later began to provide security and concierge services to aviation terminals and related services in the UK.

In 2006 he opened Octavian's Dubai division and represented the company's first venture outside of the European Union, offering 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.

Ghuman's perseverance and reputation as an international entrepreneur, have enabled him to lead successful projects in ROI, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, UAE, Canada, to name a few. Octavian is now an international provider of security and facilities management solutions, operating throughout the UK and internationally. Previous Octavian initiatives have included recruitment, property, entertainment, consultancy and facilities management. Diversification into new markets has been a key driver for Ghuman's entrepreneurial activities.[10]

Driving organic growth is a key component of Ghuman's entrepreneurial activity, coupled with growth and setting up in international markets.

He acted as an interim CEO for Kanbar Properties.[11]

In 2011 he served on the judging panel for "The Pitch Scotland", a business competition.[12]

In 2010 Ghuman led a consortium that attempted to take over the world's oldest football league club, Notts County F.C..[13][14]

Honours and philanthropy[edit]

In 2014, he became a regular columnist for Asian World, a West Midlands publication providing a platform for the Asian community to voice their views and opinions.

In addition to raising donations from the skydive, Octavian has made a sizeable contribution to the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre in Nottingham to further support the cancer research cause.

In 2011, he was the first non-US citizen to become Board Member[15][16][unreliable source?] for The Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA), whose mission is to advance Homeland Security while preserving Americans' civil liberties through life-saving public safety, energy and health and human services programs.

In 2011 Ghuman helped to raise £10,000 for Football Aid at Goodison Park football stadium.[17][18]

He is a member of the British Indian Business Forum, established to offer mentoring and support to Indian-owned British businesses.

Ghuman also sits on the Development Board for Nottingham Trent University and has mentored students and delivered guest lectures.

Awards[edit]

  • Sukhi Ghuman finalist of the MSDUK ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Awards 2016.
  • Sukhi Ghuman winner 'British Indian Business of the Year Award ' 2015 [19]
  • Sukhi Ghuman Stevie Award -'Executive of the Year-Diversified Services, including Real Estate and Retail' 2015 [20]
  • Sukhi Ghuman EY -Entrepreneur of the Year Award Midlands finalist [21]
  • Sukhi Ghuman winner Nottingham Post 'Business Entrepreneur of the Year' 2015 [22]
  • Sukhi Ghuman Nottinghamshire Chamber Award Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist 2014 [23]
  • Sukhi Ghuman Asian Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the Year – Finalist 2014[24]
  • Institute of Asian Business- Octavian - Reshhma Sheikh – Outstanding Business Woman of the Year 2014[25]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, The Sikh Awards(International) Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 - Winner[26]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, IBBF International Business of the year Award 2014 [27]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Business of the Year at British Indian Award 2014 [28]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Outstanding Business of the Year (IAB) Institute of Asian Business 2014 [29]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Bronze Stevie Award Executive of the Year diversified services 2014 - [30]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, MSDUK Responsible Business practice- Winner 2014 [31]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, MSDUK Innovation Award -Finalist 2014 [32]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, MSDUK Entrepreneur of the year Finalist 2014 [33]
  • Sukhi Ghuman finalist of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2014 [34]
  • Octavian winner of the Indo British Business Forum 'International Business of the Year' Award 2013
  • Octavian finalist of the Security Excellence 'Customer Care Initiative of the Year' Award 2013[35]
  • Octavian winner of the Nottingham Post Business Awards 'Services Category' Award 2013[36]
  • Octavian winner of the Indo British Business Forum 'Excellence in Customer Services of the year 2012–13' Award 2013[37]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian finalist for the MSDUK 'Supplier of the Year – Responsible Business Practices' Award 2012[38]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian finalist for the Event Production Awards 'Security Company of the Year' Award 2011[39]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the MSDUK 'Responsible Business Practices' Award 2010[40]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the MSDUK 'Overall Supplier of the Year' Award 2010 [41]
  • Sukhi Ghuman finalist of the Growing Business Awards 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2009[42]
  • Sukhi Ghuman shortlisted for the National Business Awards 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2009[43]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian finalist of the IFSEC Security Awards 'Policing Partnership of the Year' Award 2009[44]
  • Sukhi Ghuman finalist of the Business Awards Nottinghamshire 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2008[45]
  • Sukhi Ghuman,Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year-Semi Finalist 2008[46]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian ranked 27th in Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 2008 [47]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the First Enterprise Ethnic Minority Business Awards 'Business of the Year' Award 2008 (for the 2nd year in succession) [48]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the Business Awards Nottinghamshire 'Excellence in Customer Service' Award 2008[49]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the Business Awards Nottinghamshire 'Business of the Year' Award 2008 [50]
  • Sukhi Ghuman certificated as a Member of ASIS International 2007[51]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the First Enterprise Ethnic Minority Business Awards 'Business of the Year' Award 2007[52]
  • Sukhi Ghuman named as the Institute of Directors Midlands 'Emerging Leader 2007 (Large Business)[53]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian shortlisted for the East Midlands International Business Awards 'New Exporter' Award 2007[54]
  • Sukhi Ghuman, Octavian winner of the Security Watchdog 'Silver Fox' Award 2007[55]
  • Sukhi Ghuman winner of the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Nottinghamshire BEST Business Awards 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2006[56]
  • Sukhi Ghuman winner of the Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Nottinghamshire BEST Business Awards 'Entrepreneur of the Year' Award 2005[57]

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