Plumbing firm shows Armed Forces support

April 10, 2024
Ray Watt presents the Armed Forces Covenant certificate to John Williamson Plumbing & Heating Ltd

John Williamson Plumbing and Heating Ltd was presented with the Armed Forces Covenant on 26 March.

Highland RFCA’s Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) Ray Watt presented the certificate at the company’s Inverness headquarters. Ray (right) is pictured with Company Director Keir Beaton and (in the van) Keir’s dog Aggie.

John Williamson Plumbing & Heating proudly serves customers in the Highlands, providing a friendly and reliable service covering routine repairs and complex installations. The company first signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 19 February. By signing the Covenant, it became one of the 11,500+ organisations to pledge support to the Armed Forces community. 

Its commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:

  • Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
  • Support the employment of Veterans and Service leavers.
  • Support the employment of Service spouses and partners.
  • Support employees who are members of the Reserve Forces; granting additional paid/unpaid leave for training; supporting mobilisations and deployment; encourage members of staff to become Reservists.
  • Support employees who are volunteer leaders in military cadet organisations; granting additional leave to attend annual training camps and courses; actively encourage staff to become volunteer leaders in cadet organisations.
  • Support Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities.
  • Support Armed Forces charities.
  • Offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces community.

Keir said: “Members of the Armed Forces and their families make huge sacrifices on behalf of us all. By signing and adhering to the Armed Forces Covenant, we can play a small part in recognising those sacrifices.”

John Williamson Plumbing & Heating has also successfully applied for a 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 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 Award will be presented at a later date.

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

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.

Find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Find out more about John Williamson Plumbing & Heating.

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