Employer Recognition Scheme

The ERS recognises organisations who pledge, demonstrate and advocate their support for the Defence community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. Nominees should note that fulfilling the criteria does not automatically mean an employer will receive an Award. Nominations need to go into detail on reasons why employers should be recognised.

In 2017, the Gold Award Selection Board may deem an employer to be more suitable for a Silver Award. In these cases, the nomination for that employer will be moved to the Silver selection Board for consideration. In a similar way, a nomination for an employer at the Silver level may be moved up to Gold Board for consideration if that is deemed appropriate.

Does your company or organisation deserve an ERS Award? 

Nominations for the annual Gold and Silver ERS Awards can be made by third parties. They can be made by employees within that company or by others that simply know of good reasons as to why a company should be nominated. Companies and organisations can self-register for Bronze Awards throughout the year, and begin the process of demonstrating their commitment at any time of their choosing.

ERS Awards Nomination Process

Deadlines for this year’s nominations have passed, and Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards winners will receive notification shortly. Dates for the 2019 ERS nomination process will be published later this year.

For more information about the Employer Recognition Scheme please visit the ERS website.

Gold ERS Award Holders

Dumfries & Galloway Council
Future Sales Factory
Inverclyde Council
James McVicar Print Works
Keir Group plc
NHS National Services Scotland
Scottish Ambulance Service
Standard Life Aberdeen plc

Silver ERS Award Holders

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Billie Bowie Special Projects
City Building
City Cabs (Edinburgh)
City of Edinburgh Council
Clyde Bergemann Investments
Dawnfresh Seafoods
Digby Landscaping and Maintenance
Dumfries & Galloway Council
East Ayrshire Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh Napier University
Future Sales Factory
Glasgow Taxis
James McVicar Printing Works
GRAHAM Construction
MacTaggart Scott
Mortgage Advice Bureau 
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Lanarkshire 
NHS Lothian
NHS National Services Scotland
North Ayrshire Council
Rangers FC Youth Development Company
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Engineering
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
Standard Life Aberdeen plc
Suntino Renewable Energy
Turner Facilities Management
University of Glasgow
Weir Group plc
West Lothian Council
WorkSmart Contracts

Bronze ERS Award Holders

Children’s University
East Lothian Council
Equipped Publishing
Glasgow Caledonian University
Highlander (Scotland)
Improvement Service
Lothian Buses
Montium Training Group
Ogilvie Munro Corporate Finance
River Clyde Homes
Teekay Shipping (Glasgow)
The Flat Company
The Homework Diary Company
Wills Bros Civil Engineering


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