Sarah Watts named ‘Security Manager of the Year’ at the 2018 Security and Fire Excellence Awards

23rd November 2018

Leading security  provider Wilson James is proud to confirm that Contract Manager Sarah Watts was was named ‘Security Manager of the Year’ at the 2018 Security and Fire Excellence Awards. This award category recognises an individual who has demonstrated continual and consistent excellence in a senior security management role.

Ms. Watts leads the Wilson James team at the Francis Crick Institute, a state of the art building which brings together over 1500 scientists and support staff, making it the largest biomedical research facility in Europe. As security operations manager, Sarah manages a combined security and logistics site team responsible for the safety of the institute’s community. Her understanding for the institute’s life-changing work underpins everything she does; from making diligent recruitment decisions, to managing day-to-day staff operations in a consistent and approachable way.

David Clark, Head of Security at the Francis Crick Institute said: “Sarah is a pleasure to work with and a credit to Wilson James.  I cannot commend her highly enough and recognise her significant contributions to the Crick security risk management framework and the wider institute.”

Barry Dawson, Operations Director Southern Region said: “We are delighted that Sarah has been recognised in this year’s Security and Fire Excellence Awards. Sarah, who is based at the Francis Crick Institute has shown exemplary work with continuous personal development as a security professional. She is a strong brand ambassador for the Crick as well as Wilson James, and she is admired by everyone she works with. It is both a pride and a pleasure to have her recognised for her efforts, and to count her as one of the Wilson James family.”


For further press information please contact:

Cadence Woodland

Head of Communications, Wilson James

Tel:  020 7353 4171