Thirteen organisations and businesses from across the South East of the England were awarded the highly prestigious Silver Employer Recognition certificate by the Ministry of Defence. The ceremony was held on board the magnificent and historic ship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth.
Awards were presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Mr Nigel Atkinson, Naval Secretary, Rear Admiral Simon Williams and Major General John Crackett, Director of Army Reserves.
The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employers that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community.
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Fiona Murphy Regional Manager for Redhills, who is a Combat Medic and Army Reservist and a member of the Princess of Wales’s Regiment, accepted the Silver award from the Lord Lieutenant. Redhills is the UK’s largest asbestos and environmental consultancy offering asbestos management, consultancy and training services.
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