Member of Parliament for Havant Alan Mak joined over 50 Employers from Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex at a business networking event held on the 17 March 2016, at the British Army’s Land Based Air Defence Equipment Centre, Baker Barracks on Thorney Island in Hampshire. Organised in conjunction with 11 Infantry Brigade and South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association.
Mr Stuart Adamson Area Manager Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services with two members of Portsmouth based 243 Field Hospital, Lieutenant Stephanie Cozens from Portsmouth, who in her civilian role is a Doctor at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth , and Corporal Andrew Thomas who works at the A&E at the same Hospital. Andrew an ex regular soldier in the Royal Engineers, left the forces and retrained to be a Nurse. He said, “I then joined the Reserves as well and it has given me a better life balance – home, work and the Reserves.”
Tahina Akther Barrister and Wayne Effeny Barrister’s Clerk from College Chambers Barristers in Southampton , and Mr Alex Penn from Richard Taunton 6th Form College. Mr Penn said, “As a Public Services Teacher to come along to an event such as this is great – we look to inform our pupils about the armed forces and the option of being either a Reservist or a Regular is another selling point.”