Bronze Award for Bristow

December 2, 2021

Bristow Helicopters has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award.

The award is in recognition of the support Bristow gives to the Armed Forces.

Bristow had previously signed the Armed Forces Covenant in May.

The Covenant is a commitment to ensure those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. This sets companies on the path to have their pledge recognised through the Employer Recognition Scheme.

This scheme incorporates Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, granted in recognition of their pledges to support defence and the Armed Forces Community.

The Bronze Award presentation, attended by HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) Ray Watt, took place on November 23 at Bristow’s base in Aberdeen.

From left: Ray Watt of HRFCA, Adesola Arunah, HR Partner at Bristow Helicopters, and John McKell, HR Manager – UK at Bristow Helicopters.

Ray said: “I was delighted to present the ERS Bronze Award to Bristow Helicopters in recognition of their close working relationship and support of Defence and the Defence family. Bristow is a truly inspiring company whose values align very closely with those of Defence.”

To find out how you can support the Armed Forces, contact HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors Ray Watt at [email protected], or Roy McLellan at [email protected].

With over six decades of aviation solutions crossing the globe, Bristow is the world’s leading provider of helicopter transportation to oil and gas customers, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support solutions to government and civil organisations. Bristow offers the latest training and safety standards and includes a fleet of approximately 240 of the industry’s most modern aircraft, targeting the growing demand for reliable, integrated aviation solutions.

Main image (top of page) shows, from left, Ray Watt of HRFCA, Neil Ebberson, Director UKSAR at Bristow Helicopters, and Matt Rhodes, Director UK Oil & Gas at Bristow Helicopters.