On Tuesday 22nd March, ten East Anglian companies received Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Awards.
The Scheme recognises support given to the full spectrum of Defence personnel including reservists, veterans, wounded injured and sick, spouses and Cadet Force adult volunteers.
Representatives from all ten companies joined guests at the ERS Silver Awards ceremony at Emmanuel College in Cambridge.
The awards were presented by HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Sir Hugh Duberly KCVO CBE and the Deputy Commander of 7 Infantry Brigade and HQ East Col Stuart Williams.
Mr and Mrs Lipman, both representing BT Group, gave an inspiring talk on what it means to be an ERS Gold Award holder and how the Silver Award holders can achieve their aspirations to become Gold Award holders too.
Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Anglia RFCA said: “Any business, no matter its size or industry, can seek to be recognised for the support they give Defence personnel. I invite businesses to get in touch to find out how they can demonstrate their support.”
The ERS Silver Awards caught the eye of the local media, with coverage by the East Anglia Daily Times and Bedfordshire News, raising awareness of the Employer Recognition Scheme and promoting the businesses that hold an ERS Silver Award.
Download our ERS Silver Awards booklet to learn which companies received the Award this year and last year.