An inside look at Blake Willson Group’s recruiting, onboarding, and overall experience to provide insight on joining the BWG team.
Dear Job Seeker:
Not too long ago, I was in your shoes. Sitting in front of a computer, researching various companies and assessing what my next career move would be.
I know what you are going through, you visit company websites, LinkedIn and Glassdoor profiles, and try to envision what it would be like to join their teams. For me, I wanted to join a company committed to excellence while operating with the highest level of ethical standards. Like many, I not only want to work a rewarding job, but I want to positively impact my community and others. I found exactly that with Blake Willson Group (BWG).
While you may have other reasons for looking into employment with BWG, personally, the company values drew me in, but my positive interactions with the team sealed the deal.
Across the board, Blake Willson Group leadership is an innovative force that consistently thinks outside of the box and puts employee satisfaction at the forefront. If your experience is anything like mine, you may have already noticed this with their recruitment efforts. Blake Willson Group’s efforts to reach out to top-tier talent is modern in its approach; this is a company that recognizes the digitally connected world we live in today and the value of the social network.
The level of efficiency at which the leadership team operated during my recruitment process left me impressed and simultaneously excited about joining a company with a strong team-based culture and a fast-paced atmosphere in which I already felt valued and encouraged to be successful.
From my first interaction with leadership, to my first day on the job and beyond, I have felt nothing but support and encouragement from all members of the team. Regardless of the role you may be considering with Blake Willson Group, you can be sure to expect an emphasis on collaboration, a high standard of respect, a safe communication environment focused on anyone providing the best idea(s), and empowerment to be successful.
At Blake Willson Group, you will feel valued, you will feel supported, and you will feel included.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2020 – SERVANT LEADERSHIP: A value that Blake Willson Group (BWG) was founded on and one that is critically important now as the world faces the COVID-19 crisis. BWG has been focused on supporting its team members as we all navigate unchartered territory with COVID-19 but also know it’s important to continue serving the community as best we can. As supporters of the American Heart Association since 2014, the leadership of BWG is committed to serving an organization whose mission is to fight heart disease and stroke and save lives. Even now, a healthy heart is critical to avoid underlying health conditions in the face of COVID-19.
On Saturday, February 22, 2020, the American Heart Association hosted its annual Heart Ball at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This event celebrates efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. Whitney Blake (pictured on the second row, third from the left) served as this year’s Auction Committee Co-Chair and worked tirelessly to secure live and silent auction items. These items were vital in helping to raise $1.4 million dollars that evening.
Thank you for your work to change the lives of those affected by heart disease, Whitney!
During the coronavirus pandemic, we encourage you to stay informed, especially those who have heart disease or have survived a stroke. Please visit the American Heart Association’s website for more information and resources.
Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 542 Percent
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Blake Willson Group, LLC is No. 793 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“Blake Willson Group is honored to be named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Being ranked on the same list as some of the country’s most successful and innovative companies, is a testament to how great of a team we have at Blake Willson Group. We share this achievement with all those who have helped us reach this important milestone,” said RJ Blake, the founder and President & CEO.
Drew Griffin, Sr. Vice President added, “Despite inherent challenges faced by all start-up small businesses, we are proud to see substantial revenue growth year over year since 2014. We believe this is attributed to our steadfast commitment to the firm’s core values and our team members that share in those values, most importantly servant leadership. “
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
Arlington, VA., May 7 , 2019– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG) is pleased to announce it has been granted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification by QAS International, Certificate No. US4416.
ISO 9001:2015 is an international quality management standard that requires a company to a) demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
RJ Blake, President & CEO of BWG, said “We have always placed an emphasis on quality in all things we do; from internal business processes, to the quality of work we provide our clients, we have and will always commit to exercising quality management practices in our business. This certification demonstrates that commitment to our clients and a willingness to continually improve in our efforts to provide top-tier professional services support.”
Drew Griffin, the company’s Sr. Vice President echoed Mr. Blake stating, “BWG is pleased we can now officially showcase that our claims about the quality of our business processes and client service delivery have passed ISO scrutiny. This reaffirms BWG’s commitment to constantly search for and adopt best practices in delivering top quality services to our clients.”
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Arlington, VA., December 1, 2018– Blake Willson Group, LLC (BWG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has received 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA) which it will hold until November 29, 2027. BWG expects participation in the 8(a) Business Development Program will expand its ability to provide outstanding professional services solutions to federal and state customers alike.
8(a) Program eligibility is limited to small businesses “unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of and residing in the United States” that demonstrate “potential for success.” The 8(a) Business Development program assists small, disadvantaged businesses in gaining access to government contracting. The program consists of a 4-year developmental stage, and a 5-year transition stage. Companies are subject to annual reviews and systematic evaluation from the SBA district office throughout the program.
The SBA 8(a) Business Development program will allow BWG to pursue sole source federal and state government projects (up to $4 million per contract) and compete for set aside contracts open only to those with these small business certifications. According the Congressional Research Service, in FY2017, 3,421 8(a) firms were awarded more than $27.1 billion in federal contracts, including $8.0 billion in 8(a) set- aside awards and $8.4 billion in 8(a) sole-source awards.
RJ Blake, President & CEO of BWG, was pleased to announce the new designation to the BWG team, stating: “We are excited about the future and how this opportunity will help us grow our business. Our team of talented professionals have worked tirelessly over the years developing a positive reputation for excellence within the federal government. Inclusion in the 8(a) Business Development program is the next step in our journey to providing best value to our government customers and providing career growth opportunities for our team members.”
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