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51 North West Employers Win Silver for Support to Defence

Fifty one organisations from across the North West of England have been awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched to reward employers who support Defence People objectives and encourage others to do the same. This includes employing serving and former members of the Armed Forces community, and demonstrating flexibility towards training and mobilisation commitments for Reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.

This year the following employers from across the North West of England have been awarded Silver:

  • Advocacy Focus
  • Ainscough Crane Hire
  • Aiva Technical Ltd
  • An Turas North Ltd
  • Bay Tree Cookery Academy CIC
  • Big Heritage CiC
  • Blessed John Henry Newman RC College
  • Body & Mind First Aid Training
  • Bury Council
  • Cheetham Hill Construction
  • Cheshire East Council
  • Complete Training Solutions
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT
  • DA Languages
  • District Homes CiC
  • Electricity North West
  • Enabling Homes
  • Great British Communications
  • Handsfree Group
  • Innovative Alliance
  • Institute of Government & Public Policy
  • Knowsley Estate
  • Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital NHS FT
  • NHS Halton CCG
  • NHS Warrington CCG
  • O’Connor Utilities
  • Offshore Painting Services
  • PH Blinds & Curtains
  • Pinnacle Risk
  • Preston City Council
  • Project RECCE
  • Remote Area Risk International
  • Brunswick Youth & Community Centre – Revalidation
  • Cheshire West & Chester Council – Revalidation
  • East Lancashire Hospitals Trust NHS FT – Revalidation
  • Eddie Stobart – Revalidation
  • Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service – Revalidation
  • North West Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority –
  • Revalidation
  • Northern Care Alliance – Revalidation
  • Oldham Council – Revalidation
  • Protective Security – Revalidation
  • Riverside Group – Revalidation
  • University of Bolton – Revalidation
  • Royal Gibraltar Police
  • Southway Housing Trust
  • Spearhead Security
  • Stobart Aviation
  • Story Contracting
  • The Greener Gardening Company
  • University of Cumbria
  • Virsec

Commenting on the announcement of the 2022 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards; Colonel Mark Underhill OBE DL, Chief Executive at the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA), said:

“On behalf of the Ministry of Defence we are honoured and delighted to be able to recognise the outstanding support and commitment given to the Armed Forces Covenant by businesses and organisations in the region, through the Employer Recognition Scheme awards. Each recipient has demonstrated not only that their support to the Covenant and the wider Armed Forces community, but also that they are prepared to support their Reservists, Service Leavers, Spouses, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Cadets in the workplace.”