Veterans

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,…

Eclipse Strategic Security Ltd – a veteran owned business

Formed in 2014, Eclipse Strategic Security is a largely Military Veteran owned and managed Security Consultancy, delivering a broad range of training and security services to industry, corporate organisations and individual clients, across the UK.  Based in Herefordshire, Eclipse focusses on enhancing organisational resilience and provides consultancy services to enable organisations to protect their assets, people, information and reputation. Our strong organisational ethos…

Royal Naval Reservist encourages others to follow in his footsteps

A Royal Naval Reservist is encouraging other service leavers to consider a career with the Reserve Forces. Simon Richards works for Atheniem, an independent Tactical Data Link and C4I consultancy and training organisation who specialise in providing operational and technical support.  After leaving the Royal Navy and starting his new civilian career with Atheniem, he took the plunge and applied to join the…

Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary

What is Victory in Europe (VE) Day? VE Day falls on the 8th May and marks the time the fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end in World War II.  This year in 2020 we are marking the 75th anniversary since the guns fell silent. On 8th May 1945, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio…

A great time to show your support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of many groups in society, a shift in our attitude towards care workers, delivery drivers and shop workers, and many others.  This also has brought home the role the Armed Forces plays in the modern world.  Although it’s not always seen or heavily reported on, the role of our soldiers, sailors and air personnel has always…

Shropshire hospital gets £6 million grant in boost for veteran healthcare

The UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans is to be built in Shropshire – thanks to a remarkable £6 million charitable grant. The centre is to go up at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH), a world-renowned organisation based near Oswestry. The hospital had initially launched a £1.5 million appeal in October 2018 to…

Almarose Hotels & Resorts sign Armed Forces Covenant

Hotel management group Almarose Hotels & Resorts has formally pledged its commitment to support those who have served or are currently serving within the Armed Forces. Backed by the government, the Armed Forces Covenant relies on the people, communities, and businesses of the UK to actively support it in order to make a difference. The official pledge recently signed, means Almarose promise to…

RAF Association launches free mental wellbeing courses

The RAF Association is taking positive action today to help the happiness of the RAF family – by announcing the launch of a new, free UK-wide mental wellbeing training programme.  The courses are specifically designed for the needs of non-serving members of the RAF family and take a practical, down to earth approach. The training is available to: Partners, parents, siblings and children…

Black Country Chamber of Commerce to launch nationwide, Armed Forces Covenant initiative

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce has announced a national programme of support for the Armed Forces Covenant. The announcement comes following the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s successful bid to the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) from which they have been awarded funding to deliver a package of support that provides all Chambers of Commerce across England & Wales with the tools, knowledge and…