Armed Forces Covenant

127 new employers awarded for supporting the Armed Forces community

The most supportive organisations for Britain’s Armed Forces such as Microsoft Ltd, Greater Manchester Police and the Post Office from both the private and public sectors have been announced today, 30 July 2020. The Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards continues to grow in strength year on year.  To win an award organisations must demonstrate that they provide ten extra paid days leave for…

Highways England pledges lifelong support for the Armed Forces

Highways England recently announced a package of support for serving and ex-forces personnel and their families by re-signing its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. Originally signed in 2017, the agreement recognises the remarkable contribution of regulars, Reservists, veterans and the families who support them.  This includes additional leave for training, support for those with family away on service and recruitment efforts to…

Armed Forces Week 2020

Armed Forces Week from 22nd – 27th June was a chance to celebrate our Armed Forces and the role they play in protecting the UK both at home and overseas. The week not only celebrated serving personnel, both regular and reserve, but also those who make up the wider Armed Forces community including veterans, military spouses, cadets and cadet force adult volunteers. Due…

Worcestershire hospitals give thanks to the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

On Armed Forces Day 2020 Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust formally thanked the military for their support during Covid-19 and made a national pledge to veterans, serving personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In a ‘virtual’ ceremony, Trust Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins and Chairman Sir David Nicholson signed the declaration alongside Colonel Damian Griffin TD, Commanding Officer 202 Field…

Wales & West Midland Gold Alumni benefit from a mental health and well-being seminar

The Wales & West Midland Gold Alumni Association (WA & WM GAA) went online for their biennial get together, as Covid-19 forced a rethink. Our spring meeting was originally scheduled for early May, but was unable to go ahead, so we went online instead to run a mental health and well-being webinar, chaired by our regional Chairman, Mr Steve Lees, from Jaguar Land…

Meet AJ Case Management’s former Armed Forces employees

AJ Case Management provide services to clients and their families who have suffered life changing accidents, which have left them with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes. The organisation recognises and values the skills that veterans and Reservists can bring to the workforce, and in their growing team they have employed several staff members who are former service personnel.  Two of their employees,…

Wow Group signs Armed Forces Covenant ‘virtually’

A Birmingham-based digital agency has become the first company to sign the Armed Forces Covenant ‘virtually’ – in an online ceremony with Chamber patrons West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WM RFCA). The Wow Group of Companies, whose CEO is Asian Business Chamber president Qasim Majid, demonstrated its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community by signing up to the covenant this…

Welcoming companies to the Covenant family

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have signed the Armed Forces Covenant since the start of the new financial year. We are so proud of the support businesses have been able to show during this particularly difficult time and thank each and every one of our Armed Forces Covenant signatories. Our thirteen new signees are: Edusen Tuition Ltd Elwood Recruitment…

Security firm pledges international support to Armed Forces

A security firm has become the first company in the West Midlands to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in this financial year. Evolve Security Risk Management Consultants have offices in the UK, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.  They have worked with various Government departments, the Police and a wealth of private sector clients around the world, offering an extensive array of…