GOLD AWARDS FOR NORTH EAST EMPLOYERS. Four NE Employers have been awarded Gold for their support to the Armed Forces and a fifth has had its Gold Award Revalidated.
Our Gold Award winners are:
NHS Business Services Authority
Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Veterans in Crisis Sunderland (VICS)
TA Plastics (Supplies) Ltd, who have had their Gold Award revalidated
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, and this year’s awards brings the total number of Gold holders to 493. Gold is the highest award available under the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.
Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty said:
“I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.
“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”
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 that it continues, especially in such challenging times. These Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Awards are a recognition of the tremendous backing and encouragement provided to their employees who are also Reservists, Adult Volunteers within the Cadet Forces, Veterans and their families. Well done to you all.”