Gemma Quirke, Managing Director for Security Services, shares why the industry as a whole must do more to better reflect, respect and support those from a BAME background. The tragic death of George Floyd abroad and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities in the UK remind us why.
Crawford Boyce, group growth and development director at Wilson James, explains why companies should encourage those from the LGBTQ+ community to consider a career in security.
Gemma Quirke, Managing Director for Security Services, shares what Wilson James is doing to manage the needs of customers and employees in the very challenging circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and explains how Wilson James is planning for the eventual easing of lockdown and the return to normality.
Our Operations Director Barry Dawson spoke to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) about building a successful career and shared advice for those who are just starting out. DofE is one of Wilson James’s charity partners. How did you find your career path? “When I left education at 19, I
Amongst our large portfolio of clients, we provide both security and logistics services for one of the country’s leading medical research facilities. We maintain a safe place for cutting-edge science and facilitate efficient logistics that allow life-saving research to take place. “we actively recruit our security and logistics staff from
The last few years have witnessed a step-change in attitudes towards aviation security training, with the introduction of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) Quality Assurance Framework. Maria Harnett, head of training for aviation services at Wilson James, examines its impact and why being rated ‘outstanding’ rubberstamps the company’s credentials in
Approval to a certain standard and a clear demonstration of robust processes are often a pre-requisite to work with potential customers. If you do not have the required standards, then you simply won’t be considered. If you ask any certification body why standards and robust processes are good for business,
Effective risk evaluation: utilising a risk advisory partner to get accurate Covid-19 (coronavirus) information
In the world of 24/7 media, social media connectivity and ‘Fake news’; getting real-time accurate information can be a challenge and can have an adverse effect on impact planning and risk assessment. Businesses need to be able to make informed decisions based on the latest data and genuine facts. The
In 1692 The Royal Hospital Chelsea was established with the aim to care for those ‘broken by age or war’. The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren. Today, the site of 66
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is about so much more than placing a tick in the Corporate Social Responsibility box. Rather, it’s a real force for business improvement. Diverse teams are proven to develop more innovative ideas. When people of different ages, sexual orientations, genders, socio-economic classes, ethnicities, cultures,
The UK is home to some of the world’s biggest and best visitor attractions and museums, with thousands of engaged visitors flowing through their doors every day. The overwhelming majority of these visitors are looking to be inspired by the exhibits and enjoy a fun day out, however, occasionally someone
For any business or enterprise, managing risk needs to start from the beginning, or at least at a point when risk realisation has not become too prevalent. After all, a key objective of any business must be to create a secure and safe environment for people to work in, and
Logistics is not “sexy” – it is seldom the element of work that receives top billing or the limelight. However, logistics is the area where small changes in your planning can add up to make significant differences. After all, your project can only progress as fast as logistics will allow
The majority of reported accidents in the workplace fall into three basic categories: slips, trips and falls. Thankfully, most of these accidents are easily preventable by following some simple safety practices. 1) Concentrate when walking Not being aware of your surroundings while walking around a workplace can cause you to slip,
The role of the construction industry is continuing to evolve and change, as supply chains become more complex and solutions become more integrated. Responsibility for our communities is also becoming more widely shared. Presented with an opportunity to take a more expansive view on wellbeing, our industry should be leaping
Without a doubt, there are many challenges facing the security industry as we enter the third decade of the century. And yet, one of the most pressing is almost wholly self-inflicted: our continuing lack of diversity. While there have been great strides made in some cases, our larger workforce trends