CIO Sean Kelly was presented our revalidated Armed Forces Covenant Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award certificate by the Ministry of Defence at an event at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge on 23 November 2017.
The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise and reward UK employers for their support and commitment to Defence. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces Community. This includes the Reserves, Service leavers, Armed Forces veterans, the wounded, injured and sick, Cadets, military spouses or partners and their families.
Silver award holders demonstrate support for Defence by employing at least one person from the Defence community and actively communicating and projecting a positive image of Defence to their employees via established HR policies and procedures. They also support Reservists by giving them the flexibility needed to plan and fulfil their annual training and mobilisation commitments.
Wilson James was one of 61 other businesses from across the region also had their status as Silver Award winners re-validated at this event, highlighting their continued commitment to Defence personnel since 2014.