Armed Forces Covenant

Royal Yeomanry showcases Army Reserve to employers

In August our Employer Engagement team attended a community engagement lunch held by D Squadron The Royal Yeomanry at their Army Reserve Centre in Telford. The afternoon was a fantastic opportunity for representatives from local communities, businesses and organisations such as the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Shropshire Council, Telford College, Telford and Wrekin Council, West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Mercia Police, Pertemps, Jaguar…

15 local employers awarded silver for support to Armed Forces

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…

A hundred employers awarded for supporting the Armed Forces

Today, 22 August 2019, 100 employers are being recognised by Defence Minister Ben Wallace for their outstanding support for the Armed Forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. They will be presented with their awards on 12 November 2019 at the National Army Museum in London. The MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour…

Local employers show support at afternoon tea

KMF Group and Sparta Global are the latest firms to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and did so at an Employer Engagement afternoon tea event hosted by our Association. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The event was held at…

Academies break record for support of Armed Forces

On Tuesday 2nd July the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) hosted the largest Armed Forces Covenant signing in the West Midlands. A total of 23 Armed Forces Covenants were signed at the event held at The Queen Elizabeth Academy in Warwickshire. The signatories were the ATT and all 22 of their member Academies. Having this number of signatories at one event is previously unheard…

Reserves Day Business Breakfast success

During Armed Forces week our Association held a Business Breakfast event in partnership with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Reserves Day on the 26th June. The event was held at the West Bromwich Army Reserve Centre, home to 237 Supply Squadron who are part of 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.  It provided an opportunity for regional businesses to network with…

The Courtyard sign Armed Forces Covenant

The Courtyard pledged its support for military personnel and families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Courtyard became the 46th organisation in Herefordshire to pledge its support and signed the Covenant on Monday 24 June, during Armed Forces Week. Courtyard Chief Executive Ian Archer signed the Covenant on behalf of The Courtyard in front of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, The…

Leamington FC sign Armed Forces Covenant

Leamington FC Chairman Jim Scott recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the club, pledging to uphold the key principles of the Covenant and support serving personnel and veterans. The Covenant was signed jointly by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Walkley, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, in a ceremony held at the Club’s Phillips 66 Community Stadium in front of local dignitaries,…

Bugle Breakfast sees pledges made to the Armed Forces

On 12th March 2019 we held a Bugle Breakfast at Hereford Army Reserve Centre, home of 2 Platoon, A Company 6 RIFLES, which welcomed business representatives from across the county. The event was organised jointly by WM RFCA, Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce and 2 Platoon, A Company 6 RIFLES. Over 60 guests attended on the day and were taught some of…

Cleone Foods delight with pledge to support Armed Forces

Birmingham-based Cleone Foods Ltd became one of the latest food businesses to demonstrate their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community at a special breakfast event hosted by the Army in the West Midlands. Their support was cemented by the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant which was co-signed by Mr Wade Lyn CBE, Managing Director of Cleone Foods Ltd, alongside Colonel Richard…