140 companies honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

140 organisations have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community, Defence Minister Leo Docherty announced.

Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. This year’s awardees brings the total number of Gold holders to 493.

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty said: 

I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.

“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.

To win an award, organisations must provide 10 extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces. Organisations must also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community by encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme. This year, organisations include NHS trusts, educational institutions, financial services, hotels, charities, law firms, police services, football clubs and museums. Nearly 50 per cent are a small or medium-sized enterprise and 72 per cent are private companies, demonstrating the wide range of organisations offering support to the military community regardless of size, sector or location.

Daniel Frumkin, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank said:

I am absolutely delighted that Metro Bank has been recognised with this prestigious award. We are dedicated in our commitment to support both those that currently serve and those that have served our country including veterans, reservists and forces’ families, as well as the communities in which they reside. Metro Bank will continue to honour and support this special community.”

Rob Robson, Director of Levertech said:

Everyone at Levertech is delighted to be awarded Gold in the UK Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We are proud of our record of working together as a business to support the Armed Forces community, be that through policies aimed at our Reservist and veteran employees, donations to military charities, or sharing our commitment to the scheme with our team, our clients and our supply chain.”

We recognise the knowledge, transferable skills and comradery that Veterans and Reservists bring to our company and their contribution to wider society. We are determined to continue to improve the support we provide and increase our wider advocacy for the Armed Forces Community.

Full list of winners
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Academy Transformation Trust
Aggregate Industries
Allan Webb Ltd
Ammo & Company
Annan Football Club
Armed Forces Community HQ
Ashfield District Council
Aston University Engineering Academy
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Broadland District Council
Buckinghamshire New University
Burnley Council
Butterfly Data
Capita PLC
Cardiff and Vale College
CBRE Limited (including CBRE GWS)
Chapman Ventilation Ltd
Cisco International
Clifford Chance LLP
CNet Training
Commando Joe’s
Content Guru
Corps Security (UK) Ltd
Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Defence Electronics & Components Agency
Eagle Eye Innovations Ltd
E-Cycle Limited
Empower Support for the Voluntary Sector Ltd
Essex Partnership University NHS Trust
Fife Chamber of Commerce
Firing Line Museum of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh
First Military Recruitment
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Forces Cars Direct Ltd
Forces Resettlement Services CIC (BFRS)
Forces Solutions Limited
Forces To Film Ltd
GKN Aerospace Ltd
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Griffin Military & Diplomatic
Hazelwood Carpentry Contractors Ltd
Healthier Heroes CIC
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Hercules Site Services Ltd
Highland Council
Horizon Security Solutions Ltd
Hywel Dda University Health Board
HZL Specialist Solutions Limited
Imployable App (FourWho Ltd)
Intrepid Protection
Irwin Mitchell LLP
Isle of Man Government
Kinetic Six Ltd
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Trust
Landau Ltd
Levertech Aviation Services Limited
Lifeline Training
Lincoln College
Lloyds Banking Group
Lockheed Martin
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd
Manchester City Council
Matrix Academy Trust
MBNL (Mobile Broadband Network Limited)
McLeod Glaziers
Mercury Electronic Warfare Ltd
Merseyside Police
Metro Bank PLC
Middlesbrough Council
Mission Motorsport
Moody’s Corporation
Naval Families Federation
NG Bailey
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS National Services Scotland
Norfolk County Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS)
Perth & Kinross Council
Pinnacle Group
RCR Services UK Ltd
Recruit for Spouses
RINA Consulting Defence Ltd
RT Infrastructure Solutions Ltd
RV1 Group Ltd
Saab UK
Salford City Council
Self Build Heroes
Shorterm Group
Sir Fix-a-lock Ltd
South Norfolk Council
South Yorkshire Police
Spelthorne Borough Council
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Supacat Limited
Taylor Wimpey
TE Connectivity
Thames Valley Police
Thames Water Utilities Limited
The Colleges Partnership
TMS Support Solutions Ltd
Transport Training Academy Ltd
Turner & Townsend
Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd
UBS AG London Branch
Ultra Electronics Ltd
University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust
University of Chester
University of Derby
Valo Limited
Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS)
Veterans in Sefton CIO (VIS)
Victory Services Club
Virtue Recruitment Services Limited
Wace Morgan Limited
Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
West Lothian Council
West Midlands Combined Authority
Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Your Telemarketing Ltd

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