Security solutions provider Wilson James attains coveted ISO 27001 accreditation

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.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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