Leading security firm signs Covenant


One of Scotland’s largest independent security providers has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. 

In doing so Securitay Limited has 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 3 September signing – by Securitay Head of HR Dawn McKaig – took place at the company’s head office in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Taffs, the Commanding Officer of Tayforth Universities Officers’ Training Corps.

Also in attendance was Securitay’s Deputy Managing Director Richard Jennings (pictured above with Lt Col Taffs and Dawn McKaig).

More than 4,000 UK organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Securitay’s commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:

  • Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Seek to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
  • Strive to support the employment of Service spouses and partners.

As well as signing the Covenant, Securitay was also presented with the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award.

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

Lt Col Taffs and Dawn McKaig sign the Covenant.

The signing and Bronze presentation was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Roy McLellan.

Roy said: “We are grateful to Securitay for demonstrating their support to the Armed Forces community and look forward to working in partnership with them.”

Richard Jennings added: “At Securitay we believe that the Armed Forces are essential to the defence of our country and provide an invaluable service to our local communities. To this end we are proud to support those who currently serve and offer employment to those leaving the services.”

Securitay Limited specialises in delivering a wide range of security provisions including security guards, concierge personnel and CCTV monitoring. The company was founded in 1985 and has offices in Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme contact Roy McLellan on 01382 631022 or email hi-reed2@rfca.mod.uk.

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For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, click HERE.

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