Crisp Professional Development signs Armed Forces Covenant


Crisp Professional Development has become the 490th South West business to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its support for Veterans, Reservists, Cadets and the wider Armed Forces community. 

By signing the Covenant, Non-Executive Director Dale Edwards endorsed Crisp Professional Development support for those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces and their families. Co-signing the pledge at Wyvern Barracks in Exeter was Lt Col Andy Pearce.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces are treated fairly. Businesses and organisations of any size or sector can pledge their support.

Dale Edwards, Non-Executive Director of Crisp professional Development said, “On behalf of Crisp Professional Development I am delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. I have seen at first hand the mutual benefits of supporting the Armed Forces community and was proud to recommend getting involved.

“At Crisp we respect the dedication and professionalism of all armed services personnel and loved ones and the value they bring not only to business but the wider society. The business has engaged the services of training consultant who has served in the armed forces for a number of years and has brought valuable experience to Crisp and clients. The Crisp team look forward to upholding the principles of the Covenant and working with Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, amongst others in the coming months and years”.   

Jon Beake, Regional Employment Engagement Director for the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association commented “It is excellent news that Crisp Professional Development has joined the growing number of businesses and organisations across the UK pledging their support to those involved with the Armed Forces by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenant.

“It has been a pleasure to see how Crisp has tailored the Covenant and look forward to hearing about their initiatives to promote the benefits of supporting the Armed Forces community. I would encourage all business to get in contact, emulating Crisp Professional Development in publicly championing the value the Armed Forces and their families.”  

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