Meet the Team
Team WJ was delighted to take home the award for CSR Initiative of the Year at the 2019 SFEX Awards.
This award recognises our pioneering work, in collaboration with Google and the Shaw Trust, to provide work experience and career opportunities for individuals with visible and hidden disabilities.
Said Gemma Quirke, MD for Security and Aviation at Wilson James: “Our goal in developing this programme with our partners was to literally change the face of the security industry, which often suffers from stereotyped perceptions. In the 21st century, security risks are more complex than they have ever been, requiring a wider set of skills and expertise to understand and manage. Diversity efforts are therefore not a PR exercise but a necessity in our field. We need new and more diverse talent and ambition more than ever, and we need to be proactive about seeking and developing that talent. It is about doing the right thing: for our clients, our industry and the people who chose to build their careers within it.”