Further to signing the Armed Forces Covenant earlier this year, Superfast IT has pledged its support by offering paid leave to employees serving with the Armed Forces Reserves.
The announcement coincided with Armed Forces Week celebrations, taking place between the 21-26 June, and is part of the Birmingham IT company’s continued commitment to veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces and their families.
James Cash, Founder and Managing Director at Superfast IT commented, “I fully support team members serving with the Reserve Forces and I intend to create a positive and supportive environment. Those attending the Reserves annual training will now benefit from paid leave. There is no reason why our team should lose out financially for serving their country.
“Many achievements, experiences and transferable skills can be acquired in the Reserves, so our business ultimately benefits. As an ex-soldier, I have seen how military training can enhance skills in areas such as leadership, teamwork, communication and decision making in challenging situations and environments.
“What better time to announce our pledge than during Armed Forces Day celebrations. The team has enjoyed pizza in the office to mark the occasion and participated in the #SaluteOurForces social campaign. The #SaluteOurForces campaign is a simple way for anyone to pay tribute to the British Armed Forces community for their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe.
“I strive to make Superfast IT a great place to work, and we are firmly committed to fulfilling the pledges in the Armed Forces Covenant. Next, we want to achieve the Bronze and Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Awards. While later in the year, our team will be taking part in the Wolf Run to raise money for Armed Forces charities.”
Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and how your organisation can sign.