Wilson James extends BP North Sea security contract to deliver Emergency Response Control Room services

Wilson James has been appointed by BP to deliver Emergency Response Control Room services

Wilson James has been appointed by BP to deliver Emergency Response Control Room services

Security solutions specialist Wilson James has been appointed by BP to deliver Emergency Response Control Room services across the organisation’s North Sea business, in turn building upon and extending the existing core security guarding and reception service provision already in place.

Commenting on the contract, Keith Fleming (director for Scotland at Wilson James) told Risk UK: “The contract expansion enables Wilson James to take an integrated approach towards the provision of security and emergency response arrangements within the environs of BP’s onshore assets and associated portfolio’s within the North Sea.”

Fleming added: “We can use our experience and understanding of their business from working with them across Scotland and beyond to ensure consistency and continuity, subsequently contributing to BP’s business resilience.”

As stated, this appointment takes Wilson James into the realms of delivering Emergency Response Control Room operations and will support BP’s initial response to crisis, continuity and emergency response-related incidents.

Gemma Quirke: managing director for Security Services at Wilson James

Gemma Quirke: managing director for Security Services at Wilson James

Gemma Quirke – managing director for Security Services at Wilson James – explained: “Services such as the provision of Emergency Response Control Room operatives are crucial in terms of ensuring that effective response arrangements are in place for any eventualities that may occur in today’s working environment. We’re delighted to be assisting BP in these arrangements. The contract demonstrates the service expertise we can deliver across a range of sectors.”

Wilson James is a leading security, logistics and business services provider. Founded in 1991 and now employing a staff of over 2,500, the company helps organisations to meet their business objectives.

With in-depth sector and service expertise, the business delivers bespoke solutions to clients operating across the aviation, construction, leisure and events, energy, maritime and corporate sectors.

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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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