SEVEN North East Employers have been awarded Gold for their support to the Armed Forces, the highest award available under the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.          

Our North East Golds are:

                        Abacus Wealth Management

                        Esh Group

                        Mavas Food Limited

                        Next Level Security Services

                        Parkdean Resorts

                        South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Announced by the MOD today, these employers join a growing alliance of the most supportive organisations of Britain’s Armed Forces from both the private and public sectors.

                           Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families, Dr Andrew Murrison said:                                                                                           

                                                Dr Murrison

Darush Dodds, Gold Winner Esh Group’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Social Values, said: 

      We are immensely proud  to have received this Gold Award which the MoD bestows to businesses which go the extra mile to        demonstrate their commitment to aiding and employing members of the military community. We place a high value on the experiences, work ethic and skill sets of veterans and reservists and look forward to developing our workplace policies, advocacy and partnerships to support them further.”

Brigadier Paul Baker, Chief Executive, North of England RFCA said:

     “There has always been great support for the Armed Forces within the North East of England but the growing number of companies prepared to publicly demonstrate this support is truly heartening proof not only that such support continues, but that it grows,  especially in such challenging times.  These Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Awards are recognition of the tremendous backing and encouragement these organisations provide to their employees who are also Reservists, Adult Volunteers within the Cadet Forces, Veterans and their families.   Thank you and well done to you all.”

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