Wiltshire business declares support to the Armed Forces Community

04.03.2016

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Wiltshire based tree surgery company, Rhys Dobbs Tree Services, promises to support the Armed Forces Community and has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

As well as pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, Rhys Dobbs Tree Services is also offering a 10% discount to all serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces.

Having served 12 years in the Armed Forces, the founder of the company understands the value of the skills that serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces can offer to business.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. This involves working with businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

Recent research by the Federation of Small Businesses has found that smaller businesses, like Rhys Dobbs Tree Services, are increasingly positive about employing reservists and service leavers. 

The research suggests that the number of small businesses who are reluctant to employ reservists has fallen dramatically over the past three years, with 49% of surveyed businesses saying they would actively consider hiring a reservist.

Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, local authorities or charities, who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact the Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon Beake on 01823 250110 or wx-empsp@rfca.mod.uk. To find a list of all those who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.gov.uk.



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