West Midland RFCA and Defence Relationship Management (DRM) are pleased to announce that we have a spectacular 15 Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award Winners for 2019 in our region.  These include:

City of Wolverhampton College
Global Radiodata Communications Ltd (GRC Ltd)
Halfords Limited
Keele University
Kinetic Six Ltd
Kopek Security Ltd
Level Peaks Associates
New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE)
Police Credit Union Ltd
Q3 Academy
Spectra Group (UK) Limited
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Tile Cross Academy
Ubi-Tech 3(R) Limited
Waymarker Financial

The awards will be presented at a special event at the National Memorial Arboretum in October which will be attended by the winners, specially invited guests and military representatives.

Commenting on the announcement of the 2019 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards, Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said:  “These awards recognise the outstanding support for our armed forces from employers across Britain and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one.

“Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give.”

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer said: “Veterans make a huge contribution to businesses across the country and it’s fantastic to see a record breaking number of organisations recognised for their support.

“We’re working closely with businesses to help them further understand the huge value that veterans, reservists and military spouses can bring to their organisation.”

The ERS was launched to reward employers who support Defence People objectives and encourage others to exhibit the same behaviours. To find out more about the ERS or Armed Forces Covenant please visit https://www.wmrfca.org/employers/

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Silver Award winners.