22 Scottish employers have received a top award from the Ministry of Defence for their outstanding support for the Armed Forces.
The following companies and organisations will be presented with the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award at the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle in October 2022:
- Animo et Fide Ltd.
- Connect Driver Solutions Ltd.
- Green Cross Training Ltd.
- Lady Haig Poppy Factory
- MERT International Ltd.
- Mister Singh’s India
- Officers’ Association Scotland
- Prime Secure
- Scotia Surface Hardening Company Ltd.
- Skyrora Limited
- St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies (EAST)
- MGA Academy of Performing Arts
- Brodie Engineering
- Burness Paull LLP
- Edinburgh College
- Elprosys UK Ltd.
- Iron and Pine
- Lothians Veterans’ Centre
- Vigilant Security (Scotland) Ltd., T/A Croma Vigilant
- Menzies Aviation
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Minister for Defence People Leo Docherty said:
‘Regardless of size, location or sector, employing members of the Armed Forces community is good for businesses.
‘These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across the UK and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one.’
The prestigious accolade is the second-highest badge of honour available to organisations that employ and support Reservists, service leavers, Veterans and their families.
Each Silver Award winner has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a commitment to supporting Defence through services, policy and projects.
Employers have gone above and beyond with their support through engaging with initiatives such as employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the Armed Forces into a new career and providing flexibility for Reservists.