In three weeks, 26 businesses based in the south west pledged their support to members of the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. They joined over 400 other businesses across the region that have openly pledged support.
The businesses from across Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Bristol have all signed the Armed Forces Covenant in the three weeks since the National Armed Forces Week, which took place between the 24th – 30th June.
The 26 businesses which have pledged to support the Armed Forces community are;
- Cotswold Outdoor
- Snow & Rock
- Runners Need
- Cycle Surgery
- Wiltshire Police
- The Artisan Studio
- Dorset Council
- Bournmouth Christchurch & Poole Council
- Dorset NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
- NHS University Foundation Trust
- Crisp Professional
- Artios Global Limited
- Agilexe Limited
- Water babies bubble Limited
- Hidden Valley Bushcraft Limited
- Dorothy House Foundation
- Degrees of Seperation
- The Colleges Partnership Limited
- BlueBee Solutions
- Falmouth Training Solutions
- Vysiion Limited
- Tidal Training Limited
- Railway Support Services Limited
- Bituchem Group
- Bristol University
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.
Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, local authorities or charities, who wish to pledge their support can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.
Responsible for delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, Regional Employer Engagement Director Rachael Brannagan said, “It’s fantastic that 26 new businesses have recently joined the over 400 other organisations across the South West, that have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants. It’s been a pleasure tailoring them to the individual businesses to make them relevant.”
To find out more about how organisations can benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community, contact the Regional Employer Engagement Team, on 01823 250118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and a list of all those who have signed, visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk