Chubb Fire & Security has been recognised for its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces, winning a Silver Award bestowed by the Ministry of Defence’s Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers campaign. Squadron Sergeant Major Steve Jolliffe – who has spent 33 years in the Army reserve throughout his 24-year career at Chubb – nominated the company for the Silver Award.
“Chubb has always been supportive of my duties as a reservist, allowing me time off to attend annual training and the two-week camp every year,” said Jolliffe. “I was promoted twice within the business upon my return to work, following my missions in Iraq in 2004 and in Afghanistan in 2008.”
Jolliffe continued: “This support gave me confidence and a solid professional base to continue in the reserves. Ultimately, the skills and coaching qualifications I’ve gained have been of great use to the business, and particularly so in my capacity as a safety advisor for the Chubb mechanical fire equipment business.”
Chubb has signed a voluntary Corporate Covenant pledging to continue supporting the Armed Forces community, ensuring that reservists like Jolliffe can undertake important obligations with full support from their employer.
Alastair Reynolds, managing director at Chubb Fire & Security, explained to Risk UK that the company remains fully committed to employing reservists and ex-servicemen and women.
“Chubb values the contributions of Armed Forces personnel,” stated Reynolds. “For his part, Steve has proven to be a strong contributor who upholds his service requirements knowing that he has our full support.”
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