Driver Hire pledges to support Armed Forces

February 20, 2017

Driver Hire Dundee & Perth has signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant. 

In doing so the firm made a commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service.

The signing – by owner Roy McLellan – took place at Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association’s Dundee HQ with the document co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by Lieutenant Colonel Al Jarvis RE, the commanding officer of Tayforth Universities Officer Training Corps (TUOTC).

Mr McLellan was also presented with an Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze certificate for the Dundee-based firm which is part of the UK’s largest specialist transport and logistics recruitment company. Driver Hire offers temporary and permanent driving jobs, non-driving work and Driver CPC training and has over 100 offices throughout the UK.

Also present at the signing was Driver Hire Dundee & Perth’s Business Development Manager James MacKenzie.

ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The prestigious Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

The event was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and attended by Director of Engagement Dai John and Regional Employer Engagement Director Ron Macgregor.

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme contact Ron Macgregor on 01382 631026 or email [email protected].

Roy McLellan (right) of Driver Hire Dundee & Perth is presented with the ERS Bronze Award by Lt Col Al Jarvis.

Roy McLellan (right) and James MacKenzie of Driver Hire Dundee & Perth with their Armed Forces Covenant and ERS Bronze Award certificates.