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Great Yarmouth’s international business celebrates its new headquarters

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4:47 PM April 22, 2022



A family business that has provided personal security for celebrities in the past has officially opened its new headquarters in Gorleston.

CTR Secure Services, run by Tremaine Kent and his brothers Adrian and Alison, celebrated the opening of their new headquarters in Beacon Park.


Construction of the new headquarters was “a long time coming”, said general manager Tremaine Kent.

Starting in 1996, the company initially focused on providing personal safety for celebrities. Over the years, the company began to focus more on the security of commercial assets, such as cell towers.

Managing Director Tremaine Kent said the opening of the new hub “has been a long time coming”.

He said: “This journey started 24 years ago when we started the business in Great Yarmouth.

“It seemed like an impossible dream to establish an international and national private security company in the city – but here we are.”


Tremaine Kent shows guests around the new offices.

General Manager Tremaine Kent shows guests around the new offices.
– Credit: Sonya Duncan

The company’s new hub – known as Security House – will answer calls and oversee hundreds of remote sites monitored by CCTV and alarm systems across the UK.

Great Yarmouth Borough Mayor Adrian Thompson officially opened the new operations center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Mr Thompson said: “It’s been a week of good news for the borough, with The Range, the Superbike Warehouse and now this center opening.”


CTR secure Services in its new premises in Great Yarmouth.  Byline: Sonya Duncan

Siblings Adrian Kent, Alison Littlewood and Tremaine Kent (left) hold a plaque to mark the occasion with Great Yarmouth Borough Mayor Adrian Thompson and Mayor Jenny Thompson.

Principal Alison Littlewood presented a bouquet to Mayor Jenny Thompson before the rest of the guests were invited into the building by an introduction from Mr Kent.

Guests then toured the new building, including a tour of the state-of-the-art Physical Security Operations Center (PSOC).

The PSOC is at the heart of the new headquarters and highlights all the assets the company oversees with wall-mounted monitors and 24-hour responders.


Wall-to-wall screens

Wall-to-wall displays in the state-of-the-art Physical Security Operations Center (PSOC) showing all assets secured by CTR Secure Services.
– Credit: CTR Secure Services

CTR Secure Services operates in 73 countries and has over 200 security professionals working for them. At Security House, CTR has 30 employees working for them, all of whom are residents of the borough and have been recruited locally.


CTR secure Services in its new premises in Great Yarmouth.  Byline: Sonya Duncan

The opening ceremony was celebrated by the spectators

The main services provided are the close protection of the security of industries, in particular the communications sector and the physical security of remote communications sites across the UK.

CTR also provides public safety officers, mobile patrol and close protection services.

For more information, visit their website.


CTR secure Services in its new premises in Great Yarmouth.  Byline: Sonya Duncan

The construction of the new headquarters was “a long time coming”, said general manager Tremaine Kent.

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