ERS Silver Awards for six organisations

July 28, 2021

Six organisations in the HRFCA-area have been awarded the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for 2021.

The award from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is in recognition of the support the organisations give to the Armed Forces community.

The winners in the HRFCA-area are:

Arpine Group
Caritas Legal
Dales Marine
Isle of Harris Distillers
John Clark Motors
SSE plc

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty, said: “I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.

“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme recognises those who demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant – a pledge from the nation that those who serve or who have served and their families are treated fairly.

Silver Award winners must meet certain criteria, including: employing at least one individual from the armed forces community, actively ensuring that their workforce is aware of their positive policies, demonstrating support to mobilisations of reservists and providing at least five days’ additional leave for training.

A ceremony will be held at Scone Palace on October 7 to present the six winners with their awards.

HRFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Directors Ray Watt (left) and Roy McLellan are looking forward to welcoming the winners to Scone Palace on October 7.

For more information on the ERS Awards, click here.