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Security solutions provider Wilson James attains coveted ISO 27001 accreditation

by Brian Sims

Security services provider Wilson James has successfully sought and achieved accreditation to ISO 27001. This latest accreditation demonstrates Wilson James’ overriding commitment to continuous improvement and raising standards of service delivery for those industries served by the business.

ISO 27001 (formally known as ISO/IEC 27001:2005) is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes.

A dedicated project team, assembled from support and operational arms of the business, undertook an accompanying programme of work to ensure a thorough review of systems and procedures as part of the process.

Darren Salmon, information security and compliance manager at Wilson James, said: “Achieving certification of our Information Security Management Systems to the ISO 27001 standard demonstrates Wilson James’ ongoing commitment to preserving the security of stakeholder information. The certification process has allowed us to validate our security processes and systems, while also recognising opportunities for continuous improvement to ensure that we deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.”

Recognised Service Provider status

Wilson James has also achieved Recognised Service Provider status with the Living Wage Foundation. The real Living Wage is an independently calculated voluntary rate of pay that’s based on the cost of living. iT’S currently paid by over 5,000 UK businesses, including more than one third of the FTSE 100.

Gemma Quirke, managing director for security and aviation at Wilson James, commented: “This step is the latest of many which we believe helps to set us apart as an employer of choice in the industries in which we operate. This achievement recognises Wilson James’ commitment to paying Living Wage rates for all directly employed staff in our head office and core functions. It also ensures that, when bidding for new contracts, we will always provide a contract option that supports the payment of Living Wage for employees deployed on these contracts. This gives them the chance to decide if the Living Wage is right for their organisation.”

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