Armed Forces Covenant

Spectra Group welcomes Herefordshire businesses to sign Armed Forces Covenant

Spectra Group (UK) Ltd hosted an official signing of the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) at their Herefordshire HQ on Wednesday April 3rd.  A major innovator in tactical communications and a Top 100 SME supplier to the UK Government, Spectra is committed to supporting those that have served either directly or indirectly. With ambitions to achieve a Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award, the…

Success for region’s first Military & Academic Partnership symposium

Representatives from Higher Education and Further Education institutions joined forces with local Army units to attend the region’s first West Midlands Military & Academic Partnership (MAP) Symposium. The event was hosted by 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade at the Army Reserve Centre in Wolverhampton, home to 4th Battalion the Mercian Regiment. The symposium aimed to develop a better understanding of the opportunities…

Academy steps up to support the Armed Forces

Tile Cross Academy in Birmingham is one of the latest education establishments to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses and organisations to acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces. This includes Reservists, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society…

Employers point of view on working with the military

Auctus Management Group Limited, and its subsidiary businesses RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, is committed to its partnership with the British Armed Forces. Together we have worked on a series of initiatives designed to attract talented personnel into both the military from within rail, light rail and construction/civil sectors, and supported the Groups continued mission to supporting those leaving military service…

Staffordshire school sign Armed Forces Covenant

John Wheeldon Primary Academy is located in Stafford, close to MoD Stafford. Since the return of many service personnel to the area, the number of Service children attending the school has increased. It was for this reason that the Academy wanted to join together and signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve…

Halfords Group signs Armed Forces Covenant

Halfords Group signed the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant on 6th February 2019 as it launched a range of measures to support service leavers and veterans, helping them access training and careers in Halfords retail shops and Autocentres. The initiative was launched jointly with the Ministry of Defence and will result in greater support for those leaving the armed forces, as well as Reservists,…

Armed Forces championed at Phoenix Newspaper Awards

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) was pleased to be a sponsor of the recent Phoenix Newspaper 8th Anniversary Awards. The event showcased the contribution of local employers and organisations, as well as celebrating 70 years of Windrush, the Commonwealth and the connecting of communities. The awards ceremony was attended and supported by local dignitaries, key representatives from the Armed Forces,…

Army in West Midlands joins forces with Sikh community

The Commander of the Army in the West Midlands met with leaders of the Sikh community in Smethwick where they put pen to paper to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, formally recognising the strong ties between the Sikh community and the Armed Forces. Brigadier Richard Carter, Commander HQ 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, said: “A diverse military is a strong military which…

West Midlands Combined Authority sign up to support the region’s Armed Forces

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has become of the latest signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, co-signed the covenant alongside the Commander of 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, Brigadier Richard Carter. The signing was held at the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) Headquarters and was attended by representatives from the…

Commemorating 100 years with Armed Forces Covenant pledges

The British Organisation for People of Asian Origin (BOPA), hosted a fabulous commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum on 16 October. The event celebrated the contribution made by Asian members of the Commonwealth to the British Armed Forces during the First World War, and conflicts since, commemorating the sacrifices that were made during those conflicts. An audience drawn from all walks of…