MoD Silver ERS awards go to 19 winners in Wales

Posted on 4 July, 2024 by Advance 

The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations (RFCA) has announced that 19 organisations in Wales have achieved the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for 2024.

Image courtesy Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations (RFCA)

The prestigious Defence Silver ERS Award recognises employers who have actively demonstrated their support for the Armed Forces community through implementing practical policies in the workplace.

The 19 winners will be invited to receive their award at a special ceremony in Cardiff on 17th July 2024.

ArbCulture Limited
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Dwr Cymru  Welsh Water
Edwin C. Farrall (Transport) Limited
Gentium International Limited
Hafren Forest Hideaway Limited
ITSUS Consulting Ltd
LINKS-Mental Health Charity
Llanion Cove Ltd
Mercateo UK Limited
Powys County Council
Rydal Penrhos School
SC Safety Training Ltd
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
SPTS Technologies UK Limited
SudoCyber Limited
The Veteran Building Company Ltd
Wrexham University
Zip World Limited

Under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, employers support defence personnel and encourage others to do the same. The scheme has three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold for organisations that pledge, demonstrate and advocate support for Defence and the Armed Forces community.

To achieve Silver, organisations must proactively demonstrate that the Armed Forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of their recruitment policies. They must also actively ensure their workforce is aware of their positive policies towards Defence people issues for Reservists, Veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

Mr Tony Fish, the MoD’s Regional Employer Engagement Director for North Wales said: "I am delighted that we can announce 19 Silver ERS 2024 award winners for Wales."

To find out more about the ERS and how your organisation could support defence personnel in the workplace through the Armed Forces Covenant contact:

Tony Fish, Regional Employer Engagement Director for North Wales, Mold Office. Mob: 07508 193902
Craig Middle, Regional Employer Engagement Director for South Wales, Cardiff Office Mob: 07970 493086