C3IA Solutions strengthens commitment to British Armed Forces

Posted on 26 March, 2024 by Advance 

Dorset cyber security company C3IA Solutions has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a ceremony at Blandford Camp.
Above: Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Master of Signals, Lieutenant General Dame Sharon Nesmith and C3IA Solutions' MD John Botterill.
Courtesy C3IA Solutions
The re-signing underscores the business’ commitment to the military and its long-standing relationship with the Royal Signals, the army’s leaders in IT, cyber and telecommunications.

The Covenant was counter-signed by Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Master of Signals, Lieutenant General Dame Sharon Nesmith.
C3IA Solutions was represented by Managing Director John Botterill, a former Royal Signals officer, who signed the Covenant on the company’s behalf.

Also in attendance was Emily Kadoch, Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Association’s (RFCA) Employer Engagement Director.
Headquartered in Poole, C3IA Solutions first signed the covenant in 2016.

It is a commitment by the UK government to ensure that members of the Armed Forces community are treated fairly, recognising the unique sacrifices they make.

It involves collaboration between the government, businesses, local authorities and charities to provide support and opportunities for veterans, reservists and their families.

The Royal Corps of Signals holds particular significance for C3IA Solutions, with both founders and numerous staff having formerly served in the Corps.

The company sponsors numerous Royal Signals sports, supports the Royal Signals Museum in Blandford, is a corporate member of the Royal Signals Institution and employs many Royal Signals reservists and veterans.

John Botterill said: “We are truly honoured that Dame Sharon counter-signed our recommitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, just as we were honoured when the previous Master counter-signed our original covenant.

“Our company’s connection to the Royal Signals remains incredibly strong and it’s fantastic that we re-commit in this way, at the home of the Royal Corps of Signals and within the Wessex RFCA region.

“The recent recognition of a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award further highlights our pride in advocating for and supporting the Armed Forces community.”

Specialising in system engineering, ICT, information assurance and NCSC-assured cyber services, C3IA Solutions plays a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of critical defence programmes.

As such, it provides opportunities for those trained in IT, cyber security and telecommunications to utilise their skills in civilian employment.

The C3IA team supports and reflects the entire defence community, comprising veterans, reservists and military spouses, each bringing unique value through their diverse perspectives and experiences.