Wilson James will be providing security for the Cycling – Track and Para Track events, as well as the athletes’ accommodation in London.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories compete in 19 sports, and eight Para Sports, across 15 competition venues from 28 July until 8 August 2022. As the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the West Midlands, it is expected to attract more than one million spectators to the city and have a global TV audience of 1.5 billion.
Wilson James will deploy more than 200 security personnel across these locations, while providing CCTV equipment and installation services across the full Birmingham 2022 events footprint. Having previously been contracted to work at events such as the AELTC Championship (Wimbledon) 2022 and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the company has a wealth of experience in events of this stature.
Chris Sisson, Business Development Director (Security) for Wilson James, said: “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, said: “We are proud to partner with Wilson James as they are appointed as an 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 Games time, ensuring thousands of spectators enjoy the captivating and safe atmosphere, present at every edition of the Commonwealth Games.”
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