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Thirty eight 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 awards were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside during a ceremony held at Knowsley Hall last night.

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:

JD Outdoors – collecting on behalf of Blacks
Burnley FC In The Community
Buzz Drones
Cerco IT
Cheshire Constabulary
Everton In The Community
ForHousing
Gerrards of Swinton
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
Half Fish HQ CiC
Halton Veterans Legion
Incodia
Jayne Moore Media
Johnnie Johnson Housing
Lancashire Constabulary
Lancaster City Council
Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Manchester Metropolitan University
JD Outdoors – collecting on behalf of Millets
MySpace Housing
Network Plus
No Duff CIC
Peregrine Ltd

JD Outdoors – collecting on behalf of Millets
MySpace Housing
Network Plus
No Duff CIC
Peregrine Ltd
JD Outdoors – collecting on behalf Go Outdoors – Revalidation
Mantra Learning – Revalidation
South Ribble Borough Council – Revalidation
Peel Ports – Revalidation
Sellafield
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Sunbelt Rentals
Survitec
The Forshaw Group
Thompsons Limited
Tivoli Group
TVS Supply Chain
JD Outdoors – collecting on behalf of Ultimate Outdoors
Veterans Into Logistics
Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Commenting on the announcement of the 2021 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards; 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.”

Vicky Doran, Regional Employer Engagement Director 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 to be able to recognise the support and commitment given to the Armed Forces Covenant by employers in the region, through the Employer Recognition Scheme awards. Each recipient has demonstrated not only that they support the Covenant and the Armed Forces community, but also that they are prepared to support their Reservists, Service Leavers, Veterans and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers in the workplace.”