Comera group is pleased to announce that we are one of 26 employers in the South West to achieve the Silver Award in the MoD's Employer Recognition Scheme. You can read the Wessex FCFA's official statement below:
We are delighted to announce that this year, 26 south west employers are to be presented with the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.
The Employer Recognition Scheme Awards continues to grow in strength year on year. To win an award organisations must demonstrate that they have supportive HR policies in place for Veterans, Reserves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Spouses and Partners of those serving in the Armed Forces. 2020 marks the seventh year of the awards scheme.
The 26 south west employers to win silver in 2020 are;
Audax Global Solutions
Somerset County Council
Top Cover Solutions
New Leaf Life Design
Newquay Activity Centre
Fair Winds Mortgages
Forces To Film
Hercules Site Services
The REME Charity
Devon County Council
The Colleges’ Partnership
St Edward’s School
Improving Lives Plymouth
Rina Consulting Defence
Clever Student Lets
Under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, employers support Defence personnel and encourage others to do the same. The scheme has three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for Defence and the Armed Forces community. To achieve Silver, organisations must proactively demonstrate that the Armed Forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of their recruitment policies. They must also actively ensure their workforce is aware of their positive policies towards Defence people issues for veterans, Reserves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Johnny Mercer, Minister for Defence People and Veterans said:
“The breadth and diversity of the winners this year shows how business support for the Armed Forces continues to grow no matter the sector, company size or location. I am grateful for the positive attitude and flexible policies these organisations have adopted towards the defence community, which is testament to the fantastic contribution our serving personnel, veterans and their families can make to any organisation. I am delighted that so many companies are supporting our people and that, through this scheme, we can give them the public recognition they deserve.”
Managing Director of Comera, Will Cogley said:
"As a former Royal Marines Commando Reservist, supporting service is particularly close to my heart. Comera employs a number of ex-forces personnel across the group and I’ve experienced first-hand the commitment and the skills that they bring to work."
Managing Director of Audax Global Solutions, Adam Liardet said:
"When people leave the armed forces, they do so with unique skills and experiences. By their employment we gain hugely from their experience."
CEO of Improving Lives Plymouth, George Plenderleith said
"We are delighted to receive the Armed Forces Covenant ERS Silver Award, as it reflects our commitment to the serving, reserve, and veterans’ communities in Plymouth. It is also our privilege to run a veterans, reserves, and family hub in the city.”
Elaine Dalton-Fyfe of Fairwind Mortgages, said:
"I am honoured to receive the Silver Award from the Defence Recognition Scheme and that I am actively able to demonstrate my commitment and support for Service personnel."