Armed Forces Covenant

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrates special milestone graduation ceremony

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrated a historic day as it saw its first cohort of undergraduates gain their degrees at the university’s first graduation day. More than 50 students attended the ceremony, along with three honorary graduates who were recognised for excellence in their respective fields. University Centre Shrewsbury was established in 2014 by the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, with a vision…

Oswestry School expand their commitment to the Forces

Oswestry School became one of the latest organisations in September to enhance their support to the Armed Forces community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Headmaster of the school, Mr Julian Nodd, signed the covenant alongside Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Hitchman from 11th Signal & West Midlands Brigade Army West Midlands. During the event the Oswestry School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingent paraded…

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2018

The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2018 opened up its doors at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern to over 100 exhibitors from a variety of business sectors. Our Association was pleased to be a sponsor for the event as we continue to forge and develop our relations with employers and businesses based in both the Worcestershire and Herefordshire counties….

West Midlands Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award Winners

West Midland RFCA and Defence Relationship Management (DRM) are pleased to announce our regions Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award Winners for 2018: Accord Aspire Supported Living CIC Black Country Chamber of Commerce & Industry Black Country Housing Group E.ON UK Highways England North Warwickshire Council Nuneaton and Bedworth Council Samuel Jones Pearls The Busters Group The Next Step Veterans Transition University Centre…

RJAH receives Gold Award for supporting the Armed Forces

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) has been recognised for its outstanding support of its Armed Forces staff by receiving the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award 2018 from the Ministry of Defence. The organisation is one of just 50 winners this year to receive the award, given to organisations who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and have demonstrated…

50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

Britain’s top supporters of the armed forces have been revealed, with a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD has announced ‘Gold Awards’ for 50 businesses and organisations who have shown outstanding support for the Armed Forces community. Employers have won awards for initiatives such as employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the armed forces into…

Employers receive recognition for the work they do

The Employer Engagement team had the honour of hosting key employers from the Region at two prestigious events in June 2018, to thank them for their continued support of Military personnel and the work they do within their organisations to Partner with Defence. The Queen’s Birthday Parade on 9th June, dawned with glorious sunshine as Colonel Richard Maybery and Debra Barton hosted 20…

Leominster Town Council shows support for Armed Forces

Leominster Town Council used the Herefordshire Armed Forces Week 2018 Flag Raising Event on 25th June 2018 as an opportunity to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the town of Leominster, and in their own right as an employer, who can count a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer amongst their staff. The covenant was signed at a special ceremony  which was attended…

PLANit Global gets the job done by supporting the Armed Forces

On Thursday 31 May 2018, PLANit Global signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their office within the Wolverhampton Science Park. Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Cuttle, Commanding Officer of 4 MERCIAN, co-signed the certificate with PLANit Global’s CEO David Darlaston. Lt Colonel Fraser Cuttle commented “I am very glad to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant with PLANit Global. “By signing the Covenant, it strengthens…

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