GDPR | Wilson Organisation


On 25 May 2018, the European Commission enforced The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), affecting the way personal data is stored and managed.

What are we doing ?

The Wilson Organisation is, and always has been, committed to protecting your privacy; we have always ensured full compliance with the existing Data Protection Act 1998 and maintained the highest level of cyber security. In light of the forthcoming changes in Regulation, during 2017 we initiated a full review to ensure our compliance prior to the implementation of the GDPR.

Our plan has been designed to ensure that our business processes, procedures and systems are regularly reviewed, documented and staff are trained on the requirements of the GDPR. This also forms part of our wider compliance structure.

The primary elements include:


  •  We have undertaken a data mapping exercise for the identification of all information assets, so we know what data we have, where it’s held, how we access it, the classification of the data, what data we share and how it moves between systems
  • We have undertaken a review of technical security measures, encryption, access restrictions, physical access, breach notification procedures and regular testing of our security
  • We have undertaken extensive due diligence of all our third-party suppliers and providers, including information on their compliance with the GDPR and their breach notification policy


  • Our policies and procedures have been updated to address privacy, data protection and information security to address changes in regulation
  • We have updated our training programme and increased awareness amongst our teams, so they are fully aware and compliant with our updated processes and procedures in relation to GDPR, information security, breach reporting and compliance
  • We have been updating our contracts with third party suppliers in light of the changes in regulation
  • We have updated out data security incident and breach management plan, which we review on an ongoing basis, to incorporate the breach notification requirements that form part of the GDPR


  • We always aim to achieve the highest standards of compliance and client satisfaction, so cyber security and data protection forms part of our overall compliance programme
  • We conduct ongoing internal compliance audits across all aspects of our business to make sure we’re doing the right thing and to identify areas for continuous improvement
  • External consultants are appointed to independently review and audit our compliance with FCA regulations and other areas of the business, to ensure we maintain our service excellence and adopt best practice

Want to know more about the GDPR?

To read more about the changes you can visit the ICO website:

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

Registered Office:
Wilson House, 1/3 Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HG

Registered in England Number 862690 - Members of British Insurance Brokers Association

Harold Wilson (Insurances) Ltd. and Harold Wilson Financial Services Ltd. are authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)