Logistics firm targets growth for its year-old consultancy arm

Wilson James’ recently launched consultancy business has picked up five contracts in its first year of operation, including work on a HS2 bid and Square Mile tower 22 Bishopsgate.

The division led by director Andrew Rhodes is working as a logistics partner for a consortium working on a HS2 bid and is advising a major ports operator.

The firm has also picked up work on Lipton Rogers’ 22 Bishopsgate tower (pictured), Jaguar Land Rover’s factory scheme in Warwickshire and University College London’s Bloomsbury campus redevelopment.

Rhodes said he is targeting the division making up 10-15% of the overall £102m-turnover company’s revenue in the years to come, up from 2% today.

He added: “We are focusing increasingly on the security side – construction logistics security - and pre-construction work and also expanding into wider logistics consultancy.”

Last year Peter Jacobs joined Wilson James as managing director of its construction and integrated solutions business from Morgan Sindall.

Wilson James currently provides logistics and security for 250 clients on 300 sites.