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Twenty-one Forces-friendly employers from across the Lowlands of Scotland have received a top award from the Ministry of Defence for their outstanding support for the Armed Forces Community.

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award 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.

The employers recognised by the ERS Silver Award 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 with regard to training and mobilisation.

The following companies and organisations will be presented with the ERS Silver Award at the City of Glasgow College in October 2024:

Allied Vehicles Limited

Established in 1993, Allied Vehicles Limited has grown steadily over the last three decades to become a leading supplier of adapted and special purpose vehicles. The company currently employs over 700 staff, with sales and support associates located throughout the UK but with a majority of the workforce based at its Glasgow Headquarters.

Amber Regent Restaurant

Based in the heart of Glasgow, Amber Regent is a highly respected restaurant combining Scottish ingredients with classic Cantonese recipes to offer an impressive menu that delights new and returning customers alike.

A S Scaffolding (Services) Ltd

A S Scaffolding (Services) Ltd takes pride in being Scotland’s largest independent scaffolding company, providing construction, hire, and ancillary scaffolding services to clients within the Private, Commercial and Public sectors.

CTH Auto Services

CTH Auto Services is a Glasgow-based auto repair company specialising in VW/AUDI Group vehicles, however it offers the same service for all other makes and models from servicing and repairs to diagnosis and modification.

DMI Fire and Security Ltd

DMI Fire and Security Ltd is an Airdrie-based fire protection service provider working all across Scotland. DMI’s highly trained engineers provide tailored solutions across domestic and commercial sectors including offices, hospitals, airports, shops and many more.

Foresite Reactive Maintenance Limited

Foresite Reactive Maintenance Limited is a cleaning and garden service company based in Glasgow.

Grand Lodge of Scotland

The Grand Lodge of Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland was founded in 1736 and is the governing body of Scottish Freemasonry, with its Headquarters located in Edinburgh. It is believed that Freemasonry originated from the stonemason trade guilds of the Middle Ages, although today the organisation focuses primarily on moral and spiritual values.

Highlander (Scotland) Limited

Highlander (Scotland) Ltd first took off in the 1980s when exploring the outdoors was seen as an expensive pursuit. Its mission was to help make experiencing the beauty and challenges of the great outdoors a possibility for as many people as possible. To that end, the company is committed to producing affordable but high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment for new and experienced adventurers throughout Scotland.

Intelligent Growth Solutions Limited

Intelligent Growth Solutions Limited is an Edinburgh-based organisation that brings together years of farming and engineering expertise to create an agritech business with the aim of revolutionising the indoor growing market through innovations in climate control and power consumption management.

ISafe Homes Ltd

With a total of twenty-one years’ worth of knowledge and expertise acquired through their careers at British Gas, iSafe Homes Ltd’s directors have built up a reliable and respected business ensuring customer safety satisfaction through a range of services including boiler installation and maintenance.

Norsk Tactical Ltd

Drawing on specialist knowledge from professionals in industries such as the Armed Forces, NHS,  police and Specialist Security sector, Norse Tactical Ltd offers a broad spectrum of professional security services, including consultancy, CCTV and staffing solutions for clients ranging from individual to Government level.

Ocean Winds UK

Edinburgh-based Ocean Winds UK is a global centre of excellence for the offshore wind energy sector. It is the result of a 2019 joint venture by EDP Renewables (EDPR) and ENGIE, two companies with a shared vision of renewable energy sources, particularly wind energy, taking centre stage in the global transition to cleaner energy.

Ready Construction Limited

Ready Construction Limited provides an extensive array of services to the UK Rail and Civil Engineering industries, including surfacing, platform extensions, concrete works and drainage, to name but a few.

Scullion Law Limited

Scullion Law is a Glasgow-based award-winning law firm covering numerous legal services such as criminal, property and family laws, as well as bereavement, wills and powers of attorney.

SW Global Resourcing (SWGR)

SWGR is an infrastructure support services provider with over thirty years of expertise and development behind its present success as a market leader. The company began as a supplier of skilled labour and services to the oil and gas sector, before extending its core offering to the rail, construction and engineering industries.

Taylor Bowls

Taylor Bowls is a family-run sporting goods retailer that has been in operation for over two hundred years, offering amateur and competitive bowls enthusiasts everything they may need from customised bowls to clothing, bags and accessories.

Trump Turnberry Hotels

Situated on the picturesque Ayrshire coastline, Trump Turnberry boasts stunning views, luxurious accommodation and internationally renowned golf courses. The resort also offers event venues, spa facilities and fine dining, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Whitecairn Caravan Park Limited

Whitecairn Caravan Park is based in Dumfries and Galloway and provides an impressive range of accommodation options to local and international holidaymakers, including pet-friendly lodges, caravans and camping spots.

Veterans Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation is a military charity that supports ex-service personnel and their families, often through collaboration with other charities throughout the UK with its grant award scheme and through raising awareness of challenges faced by service leavers on social media.

Veterans Housing Scotland

Veterans Housing Scotland has over a century’s worth of experience in providing accommodation for veterans in Scotland who live with disabilities. The three key roles involved in its mission are: operational management, wellbeing support for the veterans and property maintenance. 

ZE Global

ZE Global is a security, communications and life safety company that is committed to delivering customer-oriented professional services meeting specific and business requirements, and enjoys strong working relationships with several international clients.

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