Last night, 34 London-based businesses were recognised for their support and commitment to the Armed Forces at a ceremony in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Piccadilly. All 34 received the prestigious silver Employer Recognition Scheme award (ERS) from senior officers from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
Brigadier Marc Overton, Chairman of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London (GL RFCA), who hosted the event, told the audience: “What you have done and continue to do makes a huge difference to the Armed Forces family. Thank you to you and all of your staff for going the extra mile in recognising the important contribution that our serving personnel, veterans and their families make to the nation”.
The ERS recognises organisations that clearly demonstrate support for defence personnel, including giving paid leave for reservists to train in readiness for future military operations, offering work placements or interviews to veterans and actively encouraging staff to join the reserve forces.
Brigadier Andrew Wright, Commodore David Elford and Air Vice Marshal Ranald Munro, representing all three military services, presented the awards.
Peter Germain, chief executive of GL RFCA, said:” All of us have a role to play in ensuring that members of the armed forces are not disadvantaged by their service. All of these companies are setting an example for others to follow”. The 34 companies were: Ajilon UK, Alchemy Global, AW Ship Management, Barrett Development, Bishopsgate Financial Consulting, Black Onyx Concepts, BMI Healthcare, British Transport Police, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Cisco International Ltd , Dynasystems, Explora Security Ltd, Exsel Group Ltd, Homerton University Hospital, M&C Saatchi World Services LLP, Marsh, Northern Trust, Mitie Group, Nimbus Ninety, North East London Trust, Oxleas NHS Trust, PA Consulting Group , The Post Office, Punjab, SalesForce, Rowland Funeral Brother Directors, Royal Borough of Greenwich, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Victory Services Club, Turner and Townsend, UK Power Networks, Vigilance and The Military Mutual.
The evening was organised and run by The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London.
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