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Online | 03/09/2018

Construction Manager

Offsite: Why logistics management is key

If construction is serious about using offsite manufacturing, the industry needs to learn how to use logistics, writes Gary Sullivan.

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Publications | 13/12/2018

City Security

How can the security industry adapt to meet the challenges in 2019 and beyond?

Operations Director Barry Dawson shares his views in City Security Magazine’s Festival of Ideas.

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Publications | 06/12/2018

CILT Focus

Why Army personnel are the answer to the skills shortage

Most servicemen and women choose to serve between six and 12 years; 14,000 people return to civilian life every year. Why would our profession not want to tap into that talent pool?

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Online | 22/11/2018

Building

Testing times: are specialist contractors the answer to construction’s innovation woes?

In an industry starved of innovation, specialists are often the pioneers in research and development.

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Online | 06/11/2018

Building

Worried about the skills shortage? Try employing former military personnel

14,000 people return to civilian life every year. Why would the construction industry not want to tap into that talent pool?

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Online | 30/10/2018

AOA

Wilson James takes home award, commendation at 2018 AOA Awards

Wilson James wins Best Environmental Initiative category, and is Commended in Best Business Partner category at 2018 AOA Awards.

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Online | 30/10/2018

Airport World

Over 1,500 jobs at Gatwick on offer at this week’s Jobs Fair

London’s Gatwick Airport today revealed that more than 1,500 jobs will be up for grabs at a Job Fair later this week. Wilson James and over 50 other suppliers are exhibiting.

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Publications | 25/10/2018

Building Magazine

Job swap: could you make the change?

The construction sector is so broad that even changing roles within the industry can involve a significant career change, with new challenges, skills and qualifications to take on.

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Publications | 19/10/2018

City Security Magazine

Customer service skills are not ‘nice to haves’

The security world may run on technical innovation, but the need to provide solutions that focus on people, whether as employees or customers, is still paramount, writes MD Gemma Quirke.

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Online | 15/10/2018

Professional Security

Inspiration in HR Award finalists

The finalists in this year’s Inspiration in HR Award are AXIS Communications, Axis Security, CIS Security, Gratte Brothers, Helen Corbett of the Security Institute, and Wilson James.

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Online | 01/10/2018

Logistics Manager

Shortlist revealed for Supply Chain Excellence Awards

The shortlist for the 2018 Supply Chain Excellence Awards has been unveiled after more than 100 entries were received.

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Online | 26/09/2018

Belfast Int'l Airport

Belfast International announces new security provider

Wilson James has been appointed as the new provider of aviation security services at Belfast International Airport.

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Publications | 21/09/2018

Building Magazine

Capital punishment: London to take brunt of Brexit

Another challenge facing London is the threat to the “just-in-time” logistics underpinning many construction projects, comments Keith Winterflood.

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Publications | 14/09/2018

City Security Magazine

Customer service skills are not ‘nice to haves’

The security world may run on technical innovation, but the need to provide solutions that focus on people is still paramount, writes MD Gemma Quirke.

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Online | 10/09/2018

Infologue

Marc Bannister to head new Northern Region for Wilson James Security

Following two successful years with Wilson James as a Strategic Solutions Consultant Marc Bannister will head a newly constituted Northern Region for the security provider.

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Online | 03/09/2018

Construction Manager

Offsite: Why logistics management is key

If construction is serious about using offsite manufacturing, the industry needs to learn how to use logistics, writes Gary Sullivan.

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Online | 28/08/2018

CILT Focus

Wilson James appoints Tony Palombo as Managing Director

Wilson James, a leading provider in construction logistics, security and aviation industry services has appointed Tony Palombo as Managing Director, Construction Logistics.

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Online | 30/07/2018

New Civil Engineer

100 service leavers move into construction jobs

Some 100 ex-service leavers have entered into careers in construction and engineering in the past two years, thanks to an industry-led initiative to plug the skills gap.

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Online | 27/07/2018

Construction Manager

Lendlease director hails BuildForce 100 jobs milestone

A total of 100 former military personnel have now found jobs in the construction industry through the BuildForce initiative, chaired by Angela Forbes, a commercial director of Lendlease.

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Online | 17/07/2018

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick opens one of the largest special assistance areas in any European airport

“The new special assistance area in the North Terminal is a demonstration of the commitment across the Gatwick community to providing a positive service experience for passengers requiring assistance while travelling.”

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Online | 06/07/2018

Building

Smart cities: using data at Heathrow

Barrie Diffin, a product manager at Wilson James, talks through how using data is making Heathrow airport’s logistics system more effective.

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Online | 06/07/2018

Officers' Association

How the OA Employment Symposium Helped this Former Colonel to Find His Next Career

After a 35 year career in the British Army, one service leader transitions to the civilian workforce.

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Online | 02/07/2018

FORS

Wilson James – London Construction Consolidation Centre

“Wilson James has a long standing commitment to FORS with key involvement at early stages of its development. We quickly recognised the importance of FORS with major improvements to safety and significant reduction in fuel and emissions.”

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Publications | 01/07/2018

CILT Focus

Heathrow: construction meets logistics

With nearly 200 building and refurbishment projects underway at any one time, Heathrow Airport has developed a slick construction logistics operation to feed them. Could this be a blueprint for other airports and cities?

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Online | 27/06/2018

Construction Manager

Forces personnel bring skills construction lacks

Ahead of Armed Forces Day on 30 June 2018, Gary Sullivan explains why recruiting from the armed services can work so well for the construction industry.

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Online | 06/06/2018

Construction News

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence (Company): Finalists

Occupational health, safety best practice and workforce wellbeing have never been so high on the agenda – and these finalists are leading the way.

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Publications | 01/06/2018

CILT Focus

The answer to cleaner air in our cities is in the construction supply chain

‘It can only be a matter of time before construction consolidation centres become a fact of life for planning consents,’ says MD Peter Jacobs

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Publications | 30/04/2018

Construction News

Military backing: Why mental health matters for ex-personnel

Many veterans move from the forces into the industry and can offer unparalleled expertise. But contractors must do more to support the mental health of those who struggle with the transition.

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Online | 27/04/2018

The Balance Approach

Benefits of a Workplace Health & Wellbeing Programme

Having a Health & Wellbeing policy and strategy is becoming an integral part of the “People Agenda,” and with good reason.

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Online | 25/04/2018

Building

The answer to cleaner air in our city centres is all wrapped up in the construction supply chain

Given global health concerns about air quality, it can only be a matter of time before Construction Consolidation Centres become a fact of life for planning consents throughout London – and further afield.

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Online | 20/04/2018

Building

Are late payment practices in construction too much for suppliers to bear?

Wilson James complies with the Prompt Payment Code’s 60-day target, and is working to improve the time it takes to process invoices.

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Online | 19/04/2018

GMB

GMB welcome new wage agreement with Wilson James to improve standard of living for members

GMB, the union for staff in the private security industry, have been working with members and Wilson James to negotiate a new wage agreement, giving members a greater standard of living.

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Online | 10/04/2018

Gatwick Airport

Over 40 local families attend Gatwick’s Accessibility Day

Helping to make the airport ‘a less scary place’ for people with a hidden disability. Image credit: Tony Pick Photography

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Online | 09/04/2018

Construction Manager

Unsafe working is not tolerated, so why are emissions?

It’s time the industry followed the zero tolerance approach to pollution that it has adopted for unsafe work practices.

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Online | 27/03/2018

Construction Manager

Lendlease director to lead ex-military recruitment initiative

Lendlease director Angela Forbes is to lead a UK-wide initiative to recruit military service leavers and veterans into construction careers, after she was appointed chair of BuildForce.

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Online | 23/03/2018

Construction Enquirer

Lendlease director to lead drive to recruit more military vets

The BuildForce initiative has appointed Lendlease Commercial Director Angela Forbes as its new Chair.

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Online | 13/03/2018

Derby College

Wilson James Security Academy Students Gain Industry Insight

Protected Services students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus recently visited the UK’s leading security exhibition at London’s Olympia as part of their enrichment programme with Wilson James.

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Publications | 06/03/2018

The Airport Operator

Wilson James Celebrates Success

Within the space of twelve months, Wilson James has won several contracts and picked up a series of awards for its innovative logistics work.

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Online | 21/02/2018

Heathrow CVP

Heathrow Clean Vehicles Partnership Case Study

There are many examples of great initiates happening across the airport and some fantastic innovations pushing the boundaries of sustainable business. Read the Wilson James case study here.

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Online | 20/02/2018

GMB

GMB welcome working partnership agreement with Wilson James

Say GMB, “We are happy that our partnership agreement allows us as a trade union to work with recognised company within the security industry.”

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Online | 08/02/2018

Insider Media

Turnover boost for security and construction services group

A statement filed with the results said “the directors remain optimistic in the continued growth of the business.”

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Online | 18/12/2017

RISK UK

Wilson James victorious in SSR Personnel’s Inspiration in HR Award 2017

The Inspiration in HR Award is one that recognises a critical differentiator in business application.

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Online | 12/12/2017

Construction Manager

Gender pay gap – is it more than just Venus and Mars?

When it comes to gender inequality, Gary Sullivan asks if the industry should also be looking at the value it puts on tasks.

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Online | 24/11/2017

IFSEC GLOBAL

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2017: Winners revealed

Taking place at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, the awards were introduced by IFSEC and FIREX event director Gerry Dunphy.

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Publications | 17/11/2017

Villager

Wilson James Triumphant At Partnership Awards

Wilson James, which employs around 200 people at the airport, also won the ‘Treating Every- one with Respect’ Award.

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Online | 13/11/2017

Construction Research and Innovation

Heathrow’s £16bn expansion and offsite construction

Every month at Heathrow more than £50 million worth of construction goes on simply as part of day-to-day maintenance and renewal.

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Publications | 01/11/2017

CILT Focus

Meet Josh Start

Focus talks to Josh Start, head of Colnbrook Logistics Centre (CLC), one year on from winning the Young Manager award at the CILT Annual Awards for Excellence.

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Online | 23/10/2017

Ricardo

Innovation in Heathrow fleets recognized at Clean Vehicles Partnership Awards

The Clean Vehicles Partnership (CVP) Awards at Heathrow Airport on 19th October 2017 recognized British Airways, Ferrovial and Wilson James for their innovation, improvement and leadership.

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Online | 09/10/2017

Gatwick Airport

Wilson James becomes Gatwick’s preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment

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Publications | 06/10/2017

Building

Our trends in the north

At first glance, it is hard to see how a partnership between areas as diverse as Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Cheshire and Staff ordshire can make a compelling case to investors.

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Publications | 03/10/2017

Construction Manager

Construction crisis, what crisis?

While there may be talk of an industry in crisis. Construction is at the heart of our national infraestructure – even if it is resistant to change

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Publications | 02/10/2017

ICE

Engineering Clear Air Airport

A key part of this sustainability strategy, as well as a necessary component of the airport’s security and logistics, is the Colnbrook Logistics Centre, a construction and logistics consolidation centre run by Wilson James.

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Publications | 01/10/2017

Tunelling Journal

Consolidating Logistics a new era for transport management?

Construction consolidation centres are likely to become a mandatory, as cities look to reduce congestion and pollution. What does this new breed of logistics management offer

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Online | 29/09/2017

Building

Flick of a switch

Making a change and pursuing a new career path can be daunting, but as industries become more digitally led, transferable skills mean people can make the transition far more easily.

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Online | 23/08/2017

UCL

Why Centralise Logistics?

UCL appointed Wilson James as the Construction Logistics Partner and they started mobilising on the 11 August 2014. The primary focus of activity is in the central campus area where the majority of capital investment and EM&I projects will be delivered.

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Publications | 01/07/2017

CILT Focus

CILT Award winner named profesional of the year in European Awards

Josh Start, Head of the Colnbrook Logistics Centre, Heathrow Airport, has been named Professional of the Year at the European Logistics Association Awards in Brussels.

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Publications | 16/06/2017

Villager

Josh Start wins Professional of the Year Award

Josh Start, Head of the Colnbrook Logistics Centre at Heathrow Airport, has been named Professional of the Year at the European Logistics Association Awards

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Publications | 01/06/2017

CILT Focus

CILT signs statement of intent with MOD

The West Midlands Region honoured one of its most long-serving and influential members with a Meritorious Service Award at a recent event.

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Publications | 05/05/2017

Building

Are you ready to enter the 4th dimension?

There are two 22 Bishopsgate towers – one is rising from the ground in the City of London, and the other exists in a complex 4D virtual reality model intended to optimise every aspect of delivery.

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Publications | 01/05/2017

CILT Focus

The need for LCCC

The London Construction Consolidation Centre (LCCC) is the first construction consolidation centre in the UK to service multiple clients at multiple locations.

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Online | 22/03/2017

GMB

GMB secure pay rise and union rights for security staff at Natural History Museum

This is a great result for GMB members working at the Natural History Museum says GMB London.

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Online | 13/02/2017

Construction Manager

New initiative aims to tap into ex-Services skills

The BuildForce project has been receiving a steady stream of enquiries from potential beneficiaries and from industry employers looking to tap into its resources.

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Online | 01/01/2017

Construction Manager

Tools alone won’t change our culture

The elevation or obscurity of BIM will not be about its power as a tool, or even about the skill of its users, it will be about the culture change that is taking longer than an average ice age.

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Online | 23/12/2016

Infologue.com Top 30 UK Companies in the Regulated Security Sector 2016

Stuart Lowden, Executive Director of Wilson James, Five Times winner of the Security Excellence Awards, Best Security Guarding Company and numerous other personal and company awards, comments.

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Online | 05/12/2016

The Chartered Institute of Building

Masterminds of Construction

Following the success of Building Tomorrow, we’ve worked together with ITN Productions to produce another news and current-affairs style programme.

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Publications | 01/12/2016

CILT Focus

Voices of our future

Josh Start, Head of Colnbrook Logistics Centre (CLC), Wilson James, speaks to Focus about winning this year’s CILT Young Manager award and the pressures that come with being a manager.

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Publications | 01/12/2016

Focus Magazine

Voices of our future Josh Start

Josh Start, Head of Colnbrook Logistics Centre (CLC), Wilson James, speaks to Focus about winning this year’s CILT Young Manager award and the pressures that come with being a manager.

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Publications | 25/11/2016

Building magazine

Marginal moves

Many specialist contractors are seeing margins recover, but wariness about future work remains. David Blackman examines the theory behind the figures in this year’s specialist contractor tables

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Online | 02/11/2016

Freight in the city

Freight “absolutely essential” to London economy, says Shawcross

London needs to find new ways to tackle issues caused by its “essential” freight movements

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Online | 11/10/2016

Construction

Wilson James sets up consultancy division

Logistics and security specialist Wilson James has set up a stand-alone consultancy division that has so far picked up five contracts

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Online | 30/09/2016

Motor Transport

Direct Vision Standard is no “silver bullet” to tackling HGV and cyclist collision, say industry bodies

The mayor’s Direct Vision Standard plans that will ban ‘off-road’ specification lorries from entering the capital by 2020 should be part of a balanced approach to tackling road safety

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Online | 30/09/2016

Greater London Authority

Mayor sets out measures to rid London of dangerous lorries

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced ground-breaking proposals to make London’s roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists by removing the most dangerous lorries from the capital’s roads by 2020.

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Online | 21/09/2016

Freight in the city

London Lorry Control Scheme to be Reviewed

A full-scale review of the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) will start shortly, with a possible overhaul of the timings and the vehicles that are currently exempt.

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Publications | 22/07/2016

Building magazine

Jump for joy

Logistics firm Wilson James has been celebrating the firm’s 25th anniversary with the help of contractor Lendlease by participating in a fundraising tandem skydive with the Red Devils.

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Online | 05/05/2016

Motor Transport Online News

Wilson James awarded Fors Champion status for booking system

Wilson James has gained Fors Champion status through development of a delivery management system

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Online | 29/02/2016

Motortransport.co.uk

Green Party says rush hour HGV ban “is not that simple”

Declaring a blanket ban on HGVs in London’s rush hours is too simplistic, according to the Green Party’s Mayor of London candidate Siân Berry

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Online | 25/02/2016

Freight in the City

Gary Sullivan of Wilson James on why a rush-hour HGV ban would cripple productivity

A rush-hour lorry ban in London could see construction hauliers losing four hours of productivity each day, according to consolidation centre operator Wilson James.

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Publications | 19/02/2016

Building magazine

Military Precision

Replacing former RAF accommodation on the Falkland Islands has meant working in extreme weather conditions and freezing temperatures for the Royal Engineers.

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Online | 18/02/2016

The Falkland Islands: Military precision

Replacing former RAF accommodation on the Falkland Islands has meant working in extreme weather conditions and freezing temperatures for the Royal Engineers.

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Online | 09/02/2016

Construction Manager

Survey: industry sticks to tradition on logistics as headaches worsen

The logistics survey was conducted online. Of the 245 people who responded, 71% worked as construction, project or site managers.

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Online | 28/01/2016

evening standard

CleanSpace: the new app that will save you from London’s peak pollution

As London’s atmospheric pollution hits its peak, Rosamund Urwin tests the device looking to prevent the coming airpocalypse

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Online | 11/01/2016

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Wilson James consulting gains five contracts

The consultancy division of logistics and security specialists, Wilson James,’ has picked up five contracts on complex and logistically challenging jobs.

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Online | 23/12/2015

Infologue

Forget Business Licensing, we need much more than that…

Stuart executive director of Wilson James, discusses the need for the security industry to look at higher standards within itself.

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Online | 18/12/2015

property week

Q&A: Stanhope on the Television Centre revamp and White City area

After news emerged earlier this month that Victoria Beckham, the pop star turned fashion designer, was on the cusp of signing a deal to move…

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Publications | 20/11/2015

Building Magazine

Special Application

From the outside things may be looking better for specialist firms but money is still tight, especially with some contractors imposing tough terms and long payment times.

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Publications | 21/09/2015

Motor Transport

Fors to amend accreditation process after controversy

The Fors Community Partnership (FCP) has announced an immediate change to the way firms are allowed to progress through the Fors accreditation levels.

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Publications | 11/09/2015

Building Magazine

Left-hand-turn ban needs more work, say experts

Industry experts have warned that the Greater London Authority’s proposed introduction of a left-hand-turn ban for lorries to improve safety for cyclists.

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Publications | 28/08/2015

Building Magazine

Crossing the Line

With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers.

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Publications | 01/04/2015

Focus Magazine

The benefits of FORS

After the announcement of FORS becoming a national scheme in February, Focus spoke to Bob Dempsey MILT, Operations Manager South ,Wilson James, a Gold Member of FORS since 2014, to discuss the benefits of being FORS accredited.

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Publications | 01/03/2015

Focus Magazine

CILT Transport & Logistics Safety Forum to launch road safety film

The Institute’s Transport & Logistics Safety Forum is to launch it’s film: Our Vehicles, Our Safety, Our Responsibility: Improving Road Safety for Vulnerable Road-Users.

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Publications | 09/02/2015

Motor Transport

Operators split over Fors fees

Operators joining newly privatised Fors later this month will pay from £485 up to an eye-watering £11,250 in annual fees to be part of the bench-marking and safety initiative.

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Publications | 01/02/2015

Focus Magazine

Construction’s complete Logistics Solution

Bob Dempsey MILT, talks about the London Construction Consolidation Centre, and its role in supporting Skanska’s delivery of the St Bartholomew’s Hospital project

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Publications | 10/11/2014

Motor Transport

Logistics Partnership

Wilson James has won a five-year contract with University College London (UCL) to act as logistics partner for the university’s Bloomsbury Transformation Programme.

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Publications | 01/09/2014

The Airport Operator

Wilson James Wins Heathrow Logistics Integrator Contract

Heathrow Airport has appointed logistics and security specialists Wilson James as its Logistics Integrator.

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Publications | 22/08/2014

Building Magazine

Wilson James has appointed former Morgan Sindall London boss Peter Jacobs.

Wilson James has appointed former Morgan Sindall London boss Peter Jacobs a non-executive board director.

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Online | 12/06/2014

Infologue

Wilson James appoints Gemma Quirke as Managing Director for Security Services

‘She will bring a fresh approach to the industry and an expertise and know-how that will be of great benefit to our clients.’

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Online | 01/06/2014

City Security Magazine

The security industry: its perception & eradicating the gender debate

How the private security industry is continually evolving to address the demands of future markets in relation to workforce requirements.

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Online | 01/03/2014

City Security Magazine

The Role of Private Security in Community Safety and Counter Terrorism

The fights against Terrorism is waged by many agencies and organisations across the globe.

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Online | 15/04/2013

Infologue

Wilson James’ Security Sector Welcomes New Director

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our leadership team with the appointment of a key position within our security sector.

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Online | 06/12/2011

Infologue

Wilson James Celebrating Another Year Of High Achievement

Wilson James is delighted to announce another year of high achievement with the successful completion of its latest SIA Approved Contractor Scheme annual audit.

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