Galvanizers | Wilson Organisation


Supporting strategic business improvement within the galvanizing industry

Supporting strategic business improvement within the galvanizing industry

We work in partnership with the Galvanizers Association, supporting their initiatives to reduce the level of accidents, incidents and near misses within the industry.  Bringing Health & Safety, HR and insurance together to work as one, we have developed a new solution to address the current issues.

Review & Report

The provision of a simple and robust Health & Safety report individually tailored to each business, reinforced by relevant and workable HR and supported by an insurance programme that understands the nature of the risk, provides strategic business improvement.

The insurance programme will reflect the work the business is doing to change the past, and provide financial support through risk management bursaries that tie back to the needs of the individual businesses, providing the bespoke support you require.

The review we undertake with the business, which is free to all GA members, will cover:

  •  Health & Safety policies
  • Employee consultation
  • Systems & procedures
  • PPE & Equipment checks
  • Risk Assessments
  • Fire assessments
  • HR & Training
  • Occupational Health Checks

The resulting Health & Safety Audit Report will highlight areas for strategy development, whether it’s manual handling, process problems or a requirement for more specific training on forklift truck driving or cranes and slinging issues. We will then interrogate the HR processes and devise an individual plan to resolve all the issues identified. We involve 4 key insurers to work with us and provide the bursary funding and ongoing support to implement the risk improvements identified.

We intend and accept that our work with Galvanisers is for the long term, and we are committed to support them. We work in partnership with the business to support the process and stay on top of the plan, reviewing and adjusting to deliver continuous business improvement.

Outcomes & Benefits

Each individual business will see a unique set of outcomes and benefits, dependent on the issues identified and resolved through their bespoke plan. However, general outcomes and benefits will be seen by all businesses who take this journey with us, such as:

Increased Productivity – There will be increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and fewer accidents, resulting in less time lost on investigations and shutdowns. Ultimately, there will be a competitive advantage gained through the implementation of the plan.

Cost savings – These will come from reduced insurance premiums, no additional excess payments, a reduction in legal and recruitment fees and reduced downtime.

Competitive Advantage – There will also be potential savings on services already purchased as we work to bring together the three core support services of insurance, HR and Training and Health & Safety.



Mark Minton

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.

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