Eighteen local businesses receive Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award from the Ministry of Defence

Last night (Thursday 14th November), eighteen East Anglian businesses attended an exclusive Silver Awards ceremony at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in recognition of their support to the Defence Community.

The recipients were:

In Cambridgeshire: A14 Integrated Delivery Team, Buffaload Logistics Ltd and Dolphin Appliance Care Ltd.

In Essex: Defence Leaders, Gepp Solicitors, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Network Training Partnership, Ringway Jacobs, Rose Builders and Tendring District Council. 

In Hertfordshire: Life Environmental Services Ltd and Sonovision Ltd.

In Norfolk: 3Sun Group, Norfolk County Council and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.

In Suffolk: Drain Doctor, RCR Services and Sackers Recycling.

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community.

Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director, Ministry of Defence, commented: “The Silver Awards are an opportunity for the Ministry of Defence to thank organisations across the country for their support and it was my honour to work alongside these eighteen East Anglian organisations and present them with this accolade. They have shown outstanding support to their employees encompassing Reserves, Service Leavers, Armed Forces Veterans, the Wounded, Injured and Sick, Cadets, Military Spouses or partners and their families.”

Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, added: “Veterans make a huge contribution to businesses across the country and it’s fantastic to see a record breaking number of organisations recognised for their support. We’re working closely with businesses to help them further understand the huge value that Veterans, Reservists and Military Spouses can bring to their organisation.”

How do these companies support Defence?

Details on how each organisation supports the Defence community are available in the SILVER AWARDS 2019 BROCHURE 

Included, you will also find quotes available from senior staff and employees with a Defence connection at each organisation.


Photo Copyright Billypix

 Left to Right Front

Air Commodore P O’Neill, Cllr Christopher Amos, Jennifer Canham, Alan Bailey, Adrian Dodds, Roger Brice, Amy Flynn

Left to Right Middle

Mike O’Neill, Gary Tucker, Ralda Rogers, Emma Harrison, Cllr Andrew Proctor, Lesa Nicholson

Left to Right Rear

Steven Rose, Martin Barrett, Rob Simpson, Lord Lt Julie Spence, Nathan Martin

As above by Company Names

Left to Right Front Row

Air Commodore, Tendring District Council, Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Dolphin Appliance Care Limited, Sackers Ltd, Gepp Solicitors, A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Left to Right Middle Row

Ringway Jacobs, Network Training Partnership Ltd, RCR Services (UK) Ltd, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk County Council, Buffaload Logistics Ltd

Left to Right Rear Row

Rose Builders, Sonovision Limited, Drain Doctor Plumbing, Lord Lt, Defence Leaders

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