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Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Posted by Zen | 14th February 2024

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

As part of our dedication to creating a truly inclusive workplace, we’re delighted to have extended this by championing military personnel (past and present) by signing the Armed Forces Covenant: a national promise that ensures that those who serve – or have served – in the Armed Forces, along with their families, are treated fairly and with respect.

Today, we were invited to a presentation at Dawley Reserves Centre where our MD, Rhi, signed the Covenant, along with Major Richard Green RY, Squadron Leader D Squadron (Shropshire Yeomanry) Royal Yeomanry, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

Rhi explains why #TeamZen were especially excited about this partnership, as well as how we pledge to show our ongoing support:

“We’re passionate about creating – and maintaining – an inclusive, empowering, and supportive workplace. For both our team, and for our clients.

“By signing the Covenant, we’re showcasing our commitment to the Armed Forces, promising fair treatment, collaborative working, and displaying our support to all current and veteran military personnel. Having worked with local organisations, including Telford's Veteran Trail and Allsports Coaches Coaching Academy, through our pro bono work, this is a natural extension of our commitment to those who have served, or who are serving, in the Armed Forces.

“This is especially important to us, as our Commercial Director, Alan, proudly served in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer and Submariner for six years after joining the Submarine Service on Remembrance Day 1985. And so, this is to recognise our solidarity with him, and all those who’ve served, that bring value to our business, our community, and to our country.

“As part of our pledge, we endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. And we’re dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the Armed Forces within our wider communities, as well as striving to develop further relationships with military personnel, both past and present.

“It was an honour to be invited to the signing of the Covenant today, and we’re incredibly proud to become the latest champion for the Armed Forces – we look forward to furthering this support in the months and years to come.”

Businesses, charities, and organisations of any size and sector can all apply to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and more details can be found online: www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.


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