From passenger screening at airports to managing visitors at museums, Wilson James has been supplying security staff and services since 1988. The Essex firm — which also provides CCTV and logistics services for construction projects — was founded by chief executive Mark Dobson, 47, and chairman Gary Sullivan, 58.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank239
CompanyWilson James
ActivitySecurity and facilities manager
LocationEssex
Sales £m133.5
Operating profit £m2.8
Main shareholdersMark Dobson (25%), Gary Sullivan (25%), Stuart Lowden (25%), other management (25%)
Staff3,031
Founded1988
Websitewww.wilsonjames.co.uk

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