Supporting Shrouds of the Somme


Wilson James are proud partners of Shrouds of the Somme, an art installation and campaign to remember the more that 70,000 servicemen from across the Commonwealth, who gave their lives in the Battle of the Somme and whose graves are lost to us.

Artist Rob Heard is handcrafting a shrouded figurine to represent each of these individuals, which will be displayed around the country at different locations. The initial 19,240 shrouded figures took Rob three years to craft. He has now begun creating an additional 60,000 shrouds so that each of the 72,396 British and Commonwealth servicemen whose bodies were never recovered from the Somme are represented. “All these men are laying on the battlefield to this day and in some small way I would like to bring them home,” he has said.

If you wish to support this moving project in a centennial year of the Great War, Shrouds of the Somme is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise additional funding to enable the work to continue. You can purchase a bespoke pin or contribute any amount (even just a £1) at this link.


COVID Update – October 2020

This month we wanted to provide updates on health and safety requirements, as well as information on our latest mental health initiatives following Mental Health Awareness Day on 10 October. 


Working Time Directive

On 3 November, we will impose a flag in Timegate on all employees who are currently working more than 48 hours average but have not opted out.

Growing the Business

Wilson James acquires The Security Group (TSG)

We are pleased to announce that Wilson James has acquired The Security Group (TSG) as part of a long-term strategy to provide our clients with holistic solutions to their security and guarding needs.