Quedam Shopping Centre Shows Support For Armed Forces


Following two hugely successful months at the Quedam Shopping Centre, the newest addition, Anytime Fitness, held their official opening in line with Armed Forces Day on the 30th June.

After opening their doors in the shopping Centre on 23rd April, the 24-hour gym has quickly become a popular choice for fitness fanatics in Yeovil and the surrounding area. Having already signed up over 700 members, Anytime Fitness wanted to celebrate with new and existing members in line with Armed Forces day.


The ‘official opening’ supported and hosted another exciting day for the Quedam Shopping Centre; the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant.  Signed by James Tovey, General Manager of the Quedam Shopping Cente and Commodore Nick Tindal RN, Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton, the Covenant represents a promise, made by the Centre, that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and can gain access to a host of benefits.

This includes;

  • Promoting the fact that they are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old; advertising vacancies through the Career Transition Partnership, as well as advertise in the Armed Forces community, to ensure employment opportunities are made available to veterans.
  • Recognition of military skills and qualifications in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Welcome applications from spouses/partners who meet the criteria in the job specification.
  • endeavour to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment.
  • Seeking to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces including accommodating their training and deployment where possible with up to 2 weeks per year special unpaid leave being made available, to attend annual training camps.
  • Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day.
  • Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community and encouraging retailers within the centre to do the same


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