We are honoured to have been presented a Silver Award for the support we have demonstrated for Defence personnel.
A presentation event was held at our Lincoln branch with The Ministry of Defence’s Assistant Regional Engagement Director for the East Midlands, Catherine Suckling.
She presented Justin Scarborough, Buildbase’s Regional Managing Director – North Division, with the company’s Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award.
Twenty-one public and private sector businesses from around the region received Silver Awards last year, with each previously signing the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrating their support in a variety of ways to members of the Armed Forces community.
This support could include showing flexibility towards the annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees, supporting the employment of cadet instructors, Armed Forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.
Catherine Suckling explained: “I was delighted to present Buildbase with the Award. As a builders’ merchants the organisation needs its staff to have a varied skillset. Those who currently or have previously served in the Armed Forces on either a full or part-time basis each possess a selection of skills that can be easily transferred into the civilian workplace.
“Skills such as the ability to lead and manage a team, solve problems and communicate effectively are all recognised as positive qualities by Buildbase. I therefore look forward to continuing to build our working relationship over forthcoming months.”
Justin Scarborough explained: “As a business we are very proud to support our Armed Services in any way we can and this will continue to be our aim going forward. We have many great employees that are still part of the Armed Services or who have now retired and have become an important part of our business.”
For more information see the Buildbase Armed Forces offer
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