50 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces
NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) were named amongst Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces yesterday, alongside a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The MOD announced the ‘Gold Awards’ for 50 businesses and organisations who have shown outstanding support for the Armed Forces community. NHS Hastings and Rother CCG is the host organisation for the Armed Forces Network and receiving this award recognises their support of the Armed Forces Community as a whole.
Now in its fifth year, the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans, and their families.
The 50 winners have been recognised for their long-term commitment to the Armed Forces, with companies from the public and private sector achieving the top grade. Each has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and where possible, engages with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to promote the recruitment of service leavers, as well as honouring individual pledges of support.
The Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood said:
“The breadth and diversity of this year’s winners shows how business support for the Armed Forces continues to flourish. Their commitment is a testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation.
“We all have a role to play in ensuring that the Armed Forces community is not disadvantaged by service, and each of these employers is a setting an example as meaningful advocates for those protecting the nation.”
Congratulations also go to our partner organisations receiving awards this year for their support of the Armed Forces community and they are: