Wilson James Security Officer Bhojbahadur Gharti awarded at the Natural History Museum annual summer party

11th July 2023

Last week, Wilson James was honoured once again to be invited to the Natural History Museum annual summer party.

To open the evening’s festivities, NHM Director Dr Doug Gurr gave a speech to all the guests gathered in the beautiful Hintze Hall.

With Hope the blue whale taking centre stage, suspended majestically above us, Dr Gurr started his speech with a heartfelt appreciation for the whole team at Wilson James. After encouraging everyone to cheer their support, he went on to comment ‘Wilson James, the team that has all of our backs, all of the time’.

As is tradition at this celebration, the Museum also presented their highly coveted ‘NHM Hero’ awards.

The recipients of the awards are voted for by the entire workforce at the Museum, and 5 well deserving staff received an award in recognition of their outstanding service to the Museum. The 5 recipients were shortlisted from no less than 75 nominations!

In what was undoubtedly a standout moment of my tenure at the Museum, when Dr Gurr announced first place, the name he called was none other than our very own WJ Security Officer Bhojbahadur Gharti (Bhoj).

The applause that followed was rapturous and seemed to last forever. Such is the popularity of Bhoj who has been an integral member of our team since WJ commenced the contract back in in 2011.

This recognition is so well deserved, and testament to both Bhoj’s dedication to his exemplary customer service, and NHM’s commitment to an inclusive workplace where partnership is promoted as the heart of our joint service ethos.

Bhoj, you made us all very proud. Thank you for everything you do. It was such a wonderful moment to see your team celebrate with you.

WJ would also like to congratulate all the staff who were recognised for their contribution on the night.

Lastly, it would be amiss of me not to give special mention to our staff who were diligently working the event and keeping us all safe, Donald, Mahri, and the entire team. Thank you.

Peter Griffin

Museums Consortium Director – Wilson James