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Football event aims to break down inequality barriers

Finding new female football talent and addressing inequality were the key themes of a unique event which brought together women from across the sporting community. ‘Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers’ was the first event of its kind to be hosted at St George’s Park – the Football Association’s (FA) national football centre – in partnership with Farenet and the FA. Organised by Saltley Stallions…

Drive to promote career opportunities in military and blue light services

A drive to promote career opportunities for young people in the military and blue light services is being supported and promoted by West Midlands Lieutenancy as part of a ‘first-time ever’ programme to encourage young people to use their skills within the uniformed services. The DRIVE initiative is designed to demonstrate that the uniformed services offer significant opportunities for young people to use…

Face-to-face engagement launches again!

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association were in attendance at the Military to Business event at Hereford Racecourse on the 29th of July 2021.  The event was organised and managed by New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE), a Gold Award holder on the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Employer Recognition Scheme. Over the past 3 years NMITE has been committed to…

Shropshire celebrates extraordinary cadets and volunteers

Shrewsbury Castle was the magnificent venue to play host to the Shropshire Lord-Lieutenant Awards presentation ceremony evening on the 1st July 2021. With last year’s presentation being held virtually, it was a momentous occasion for the county as they were able to hold their first face-to-face presentation ceremony in over 18 months. As an open-air event in the castle grounds, the grand backdrop…

The Wigley Group support Gold medal dreams of Paralympic athlete

Three times World Champion cyclist Jaco van Gass — who is sponsored by Midlands property investment company The Wigley Group — has been selected to represent Team GB at this summer’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The former paratrooper has been a brand ambassador for the company since their sponsorship of him began in 2018, and is a driving force behind the Wigley Support…

Birmingham based CCF attend annual camp

At the end of June cadets from Rockwood Academy Combined Cadet Force (CCF), located in Birmingham, attended their annual camp at Warwickshire and West Midlands (South Sector) Army Cadet Force (ACF) Cadet Training Centre in Bramcote, Warwickshire. In order to meet with the required COVID-19 guidelines the camp was split into two parts, with two separate groups of cadets involved. The start of…

Exemplary cadets and volunteers recognised in Staffordshire

An extraordinary group of cadets and volunteers have been formally recognised for their remarkable achievements at a special virtual investiture ceremony. Three of the cadets, all hailing from Staffordshire, have been selected to be the county’s new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the forthcoming year. In their role as Staffordshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets they will accompany and assist HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Dudson CBE KStJ,…

West Midlands employers recognised by Ministry of Defence Awards for support to Armed Forces community

After what has been a challenging 18 months for all businesses, West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 41 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award winners for 2021. In addition a further nine employers have had their ERS Silver Awards from 2016 revalidated for their continued commitment. This Ministry…

140 companies honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

140 organisations have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community, Defence Minister Leo Docherty announced today. Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. This year’s awardees brings the total number of Gold holders to 493….

Student flying high as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet

A student from King Edward’s School, Birmingham is proud to be one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the West Midlands region this year.  One of the highest honours a cadet can achieve, Year 12 student Cadet Sergeant Zain Aslam was appointed to the role at a virtual investiture ceremony held in April. Zain is one of eight cadets, drawn from across the military…

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