Allan Webb has become one of more than 250 employers to adopt the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, among the nearly 2,000 businesses who have already made their pledges across the UK.
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. Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, public bodies or charities who wish to support the Armed Forces community can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.
A wide variety of organisations have signed the Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces community. Allan Webb’s covenant includes working with service leavers and veterans to provide a flexible working environment and employment opportunities taking into account the unique demands placed upon service personnel and their families.
Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon Beake, said: “It’s fantastic that Allan Webb joins over 250 businesses across the South West that have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants; it’s been a pleasure tailoring the pledges for them to make them relevant and mutually beneficial.”
Steven Rigsby, Managing Director of Allan Webb added “We work in a business where we already draw on the skills and experience of veterans. By signing this covenant we are formalising our links to the Armed Forces and pledging our support.”
To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact the Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon Beake, on 01823 250110, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01823 250118. To find a list of all those who have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.ukby