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 detail the reasons why employers should be recognised.

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
Bright Purple Resourcing
City Building
City Cabs (Edinburgh)
City of Edinburgh Council
Clyde Bergemann Investments
Dawnfresh Seafoods
Digby Landscaping and Maintenance
East Ayrshire Council
East Renfrewshire Council
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Taxis
GRAHAM Construction
Highlander Outdoor
MacTaggart Scott
Midlothian Council
Mortgage Advice Bureau
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Lanarkshire
NHS Lothian
North Ayrshire Council
Rangers Football Club
RB Safety Consultants
Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce
Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Scottish Engineering
Scottish Power
Scottish Rugby Union
South Ayrshire Council
South Lanarkshire Council
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
Improvement Service
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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