Wilson James has been appointed as an Official Security Services Provider at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place from 28 July until 8 August 2022.
The company will be providing security for the cycling (track and para) events, as well as the athletes’ accommodation in London.
More than 200 Wilson James security personnel will be deployed across these locations, along with the provision of CCTV equipment and installation services across the full Birmingham 2022 events footprint.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see circa 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports, and eight para sports, across 15 competition venues.
Wilson James has a wealth of experience in events of this stature having previously been contracted to work at events such as the AELTC Championship (Wimbledon) 2022 and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Chris Sisson, Business Development Director (Security) at Wilson James commented: ”The expertise needed to provide a safe and secure environment for all who spectate and compete in these magnificent Games means that we have been working on the mobilisation of this project for many months – and now we find ourselves in the final few weeks before it all starts, which we are incredibly excited about. Above all, we are looking forward to spectators and athletes enjoying a truly remarkable sporting spectacle.”
Nick Knight, Birmingham 2022 Director of Security said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Wilson James as an Official Security Services Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. I know their knowledge and experience in the delivery of major high profile sporting events will prove invaluable, when helping Birmingham 2022 showcase a safe, secure and spectacular edition of the Games to the world.”
Darren Hall, Chief Operating Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation, added: “We are proud to partner with Wilson James as they are appointed Official Security Services Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The skill and expertise they bring on board will be critical in supporting the safety of our London Venues during the Games time, ensuring thousands of spectators enjoy the captivating and safe atmosphere, present at every edition of the Commonwealth Games.”