Wilson James announced as an official security services provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

15th July 2022

Wilson James has been chosen as an Official Security Services Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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.”

For further information please contact: 

Cadence Woodland, E:  communications@wilsonjames.co.uk, or visit www.wilsonjames.co.uk






For over 30 years, Wilson James has been a leading security provider across three core service lines:

Security: Guarding for locations that demand the highest levels of security across a range of industry sectors.  Includes provision of security guards, front of house staff, consultancy and personal protection services, amongst others.

Construction Logistics: Design, planning and delivery of bespoke logistics solutions which includes everything from site set up and organisation of accommodation for ground staff, to the management of secure materials movement around the construction site.

Aviation: Providing unique solutions to some of the busiest airports in the UK, including Transport Operations, PRM, Welcome Services and Secure Logistics.



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Linda Tyrrell

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The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will be held from 28 July until 8 August 2022, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to put the city, region and its people on the global stage.

The Games is already proving to be a catalyst for transformation across the West Midlands, attracting new investment and funding, creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people and new opportunities for local businesses, as well as accelerating projects that will ensure the region is ready to host a fantastic sports and cultural celebration.

Birmingham 2022 will be the Games for everyone, bringing people together from across the city and the region, to provide a warm welcome to millions of visitors during the summer of 2022.

Find out more at www.birmingham2022.com