SSG signs Armed Forces Covenant
- Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017
We are proud to have become the most recent organisation to adopt the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West; one of the 1,300 businesses across the UK to have done so already.
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.
Our covenant will cover the whole of the South West region. We will endeavour to provide support in the employment of veterans young and old, Service spouses and partners, and supporting our own employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces and offering support to local cadet units in the community and schools.
Amongst our team members, we have several consultants and trainers with a forces background. Miles Redhead, Andrew Naish and Tim Harnett served in the Royal Engineers with Tim Harnett continuing service as a member of the Territorial Army Reserves. Gemma McDonald served with the Royal Navy and Ian Tagg served first with the Defence Fire Service and then with the Royal Navy.
Mark Salmon, Managing Director of SSG, said, “We are very proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We have several ex-Armed Forces members as well as team members who continue to serve with the Reserves and want to continue to help the Armed Forces in any way we can.”