RPS Newark Awarded for Supporting Defence Personnel

RPS Newark Awarded for Supporting Defence Personnel
RPS’ Newark office has received the Silver Award for supporting Defence personnel from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

RPS Newark has been acknowledged for supporting Defence personnel and their families through recruitment and training schemes. At a presentation that took place on Thursday 10th November Operational Director David Dunbar and Phil Mabbitt, a Senior Engineering Coordinator at Newark who is also a reserve Staff Sergeant, accepted the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award at Burleigh Court Hotel in Loughborough.

The award recognises employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at least one member of the Armed Forces Community and actively communicate a positive attitude of support for their employees who are members of the Reserve Forces.

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, said: “It is important to recognise and reward employers who have shown both support and commitment to their reservist employees and the other members of the Armed Forces Community they employ.

“Demonstrating flexibility towards the training and mobilisation commitments of reservists, or by employing Cadet Force adult volunteers, veterans or military spouses, each of our award winners has shown they are committed to supporting the Armed Forces Community. The award event was a success with many of our attendees welcoming the opportunity to network with other regional employers who have similar policies and support procedures to themselves.”

 
(Left to right: Vice Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Murray Colville, David Dunbar and Phil Mabbitt)