Landmarc re-pledges its commitment to our Armed Forces

 In honour of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June, Landmarc Support Services has re-pledged its support to the UK’s military community in a ceremony to celebrate its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant was re-signed by Business Services Director, Tim Shapland, at a special luncheon in Salisbury with the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association. It coincided with the Armed Forces Day National Event in Salisbury, where Landmarc is a gold sponsor, as well as events taking place across the country to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.   

This declaration reaffirms Landmarc’s commitment to our Armed Forces through a voluntary pledge that was originally signed in July 2014. It ensures that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and their families are treated fairly and are given the support they need to flourish in civilian life.  

The signing also marks the fifth anniversary of Landmarc’s partnership with X-Forces Enterprise, which provides support to veterans and their spouses in establishing and sustaining business enterprises. As part of this partnership, Landmarc provides business mentors that work alongside X-Forces Enterprise teams to support new veteran entrepreneurs.  

Steve Utley, Managing Director at Landmarc commented: “For over a decade, we have worked in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to support the vital training needed to prepare Britain’s Armed Forces for operational success. 

“After achieving a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2018, re-signing our Covenant echos our continued commitment to our servicemen and women and their families. We are proud, on Armed Forces Day, to reaffirm our support and show our respect and gratitude for all those who make up our military community.”

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. This involves working with businesses, local authorities, charities and the public. Businesses, from sole-trader to multinational, local authorities or charities, who wish to pledge their support can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.   

Responsible for delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant in the South West, Rachael Brannagan said, “It’s fantastic that over 400 organisations across the South West have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants. It’s been a pleasure tailoring them to the individual businesses to make them relevant.” 

To find out more about how organisations can benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community, contact the Regional Employer Engagement Team, on 01823 250118 or wx-reed2@rfca.mod.uk.To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and a list of all those who have signed, visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk

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