Security solutions specialist Corps Security has been awarded Gold status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is run by the Ministry of Defence. The business is among 139 other companies to be awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.
Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to companies that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. To win the award, organisations must provide ten extra paid days leave for reservists and have supportive Human Resources policies in place for veterans, reserves and Cadet Force adult volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Organisations must also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community by encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme.
This Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community comes at a time when Corps Security is elevating its focus on employee well-being and working towards becoming a social enterprise. This year’s awardees bring the total number of Gold holders to 493, which also includes CBRE, global commercial real estate and investment services-centric businesses.
Recognising employer support
The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched back in 2014 by (then) Prime Minister David Cameron to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and the full spectrum of defence sector personnel. This includes the reserves, service leavers, cadets, spouses and the wounded, injured and sick.
Mike Bullock, CEO at Corps Security, noted: “Corps Security was founded to provide employment for ex-servicemen returning from the Crimean War so the roots of our company are firmly ingrained in the military sector. We value every single member of the Armed Forces community employed by the business. They bring a fantastic skill set and their contribution is invaluable.”
Bullock continued: “We are so proud to receive this very prestigious Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. It doesn’t end there, though. The military sector is so important to us and we’ll work even harder to recruit and support those that have served our country as well as developing our client base in the military sector.”
*Further information is available online at www.corpssecurity.co.uk