Thirty East Anglian organisations to receive the Ministry of Defence’s ERS Silver Award 2020

Thirty businesses are to be awarded the Ministry of Defence’s ERS Silver Award; a prestigious accolade highlighting their continued support to the Armed Forces community. 

Many congratulations to:

In Bedfordshire: CYSIAM Limited, Dunster House Ltd and Skills4STEM.

In Cambridgeshire: Avonline Networks, Magdalene Telecom, MASS Consultants Ltd, Morrison Telecom Services, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Road Haulage Association Ltd.

In Essex: Basildon Council, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Reactive Integrated Services and TES 2000 Limited.

In Hertfordshire: 1st Line Defence, Cranborne Primary School, Fortem, McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure) Ltd, Sopra Steria UK, VolkerWessels UK Ltd, Westway Nissan and Willmott Dixon.

In Norfolk: Broadland Council, Huggable Heroes, Management Security Solutions Limited and South Norfolk Council.

In Suffolk: CNet Training, Hopkins Homes, Mildenhall College Academy, RT Infrastructure Solutions Ltd and Your Telemarketing Ltd.

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.

Silver award holders demonstrate support for Defence by employing at least one individual from an Armed Forces Covenant category, Reservist, Veteran, Military spouse/partner or Cadet Force Adult Volunteer and actively communicating /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.

Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director said: “2020 has been a phenomenal year for us in terms of employer engagement and I would like to offer my thanks and congratulations to all thirty organisations. Amongst them are four companies that have had their Awards re-validated. A Silver Award is granted for a period of five years and when a company has theirs re-validated, it highlights their continued support to the Defence Community.”

Typically an Awards ceremony would take place in November but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, things will be done a little differently this year. East Anglia RFCA will run a social media campaign from 21st September until 2nd October in order to shine a spotlight on these wonderful companies and to encourage them to share their Defence related news and stories.

If you would like to explore how your company can become involved and receive recognition, please contact Regional Employer Engagement Director, Kristina Carrington on

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