County Battery Services Ltd in Kirkby in Ashfield has been awarded a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for the commitment they have demonstrated in supporting Defence and inspiring others to do the same.

In order to achieve a Silver Award employers must have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at least one member of Armed Forces community, actively communicate with their employees via established HR policies and procedures, and show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation.

County Battery Services signed the Armed Forces Covenant earlier this year. Richard Fuller, Managing Director at County Battery, explains: “After Graham, our former service leaver, joined us it quickly showed how his previous logistics training would be beneficial to our business. I am from a military family so have always had an interest in the Armed Forces from being a child. We signed the Covenant a few months ago to publically show our support to the wider Defence community, so I am pleased to learn that we are receiving an ERS Silver Award in recognition of our support to date.”

Catherine Suckling, Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “It is important to recognise the commitment of each of the employers from Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands in supporting Service personnel and their spouses, veterans or Cadet Force adult volunteers in the workplace. “Each organisation recognises the valuable skills and experience that those undertaking military training can bring back into the workplace. I am delighted that each of the organisations have been recognised for their positive work, and I look forward to continuing to build our relationship over future months.”

County Battery Services will be invited to a formal presentation event in November where they will receive a certificate to be displayed in their place of work.

To learn more about receiving a Bronze, Silver or Gold ERS Award click here.