HRFCA attends Ultimate Business Show

The entrance to TUBS2021

A team from HRFCA attended The Ultimate Business Show at the P&J Live event complex in Aberdeen.

TUBS, as it’s known, provided an opportunity for us to spread the word about the value of employing and supporting reservists, signing the Armed Forces Covenant and joining the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The show – hosted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce on November 18 – brought together the best products, services and offers available to businesses in the North-East under one roof. Featuring around 60 local exhibitors, it provided a great platform to connect and engage.
The supportive businesses we spoke to included Omniscient Safety Innovations Ltd, Military Fitness Training, YOGI The Newfie, Peridot Recruit Limited, Maryculter House, DF Communications, Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, Military Fitness Training, Hospices of Hope, TaxAssist Accountants, British Heart Foundation, ActionCoach, Herd Hire Limited, Portakabin, Grampian Training Services, The Press and Journal, King Coaches & Jim Reid Vehicle Sales & Service.

Yogi the Newfie at the HRFCA stand as Shabnum Akhtar-Dobson looks on.
Yogi the Newfoundland service dog takes a seat at the show as Shabnum Akhtar-Dobson looks on from the HRFCA stand.

Thank you to those interested in signing the Armed Forces Covenant and moving on to the ERS ladder of support. 

We also had a surprise visitor to our stand in the shape of Yogi the Newfoundland who is a service dog specialising in water rescue. The 75kg pooch was the model of good behaviour and a star attraction as he made his way through the venue with handler Norman McConnachie.

The HRFCA stand at the TUBS2021 event.
The HRFCA stand looking good at the start of the event.

The event also featured six 30-minute TUBS Talks throughout the day with inspirational speakers sharing their perspective on ways to support the growth and development of businesses.

Overall, it was a great show and an invaluable opportunity to advocate on behalf of the defence community. Huge thanks to our fellow exhibitors and visitors for being so Armed Forces friendly.

HRFCA's Shabnum Akhtar-Dobson (right) with our Armed Forces Covenant signatory and ERS Bronze Award holder Omniscient Safety Innovations.
HRFCA’s Shabnum Akhtar-Dobson (right) with our Armed Forces Covenant signatory and ERS Bronze Award holder Omniscient Safety Innovations.
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