‘Supporting the Armed Forces is in our DNA’

September 3, 2021

Bragd LLP was one of three organisations to recently sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant is a commitment to support the UK’s servicemen and women wherever and however an organisation can.

The signing took place during this year’s Army @ The Fringe event in Edinburgh. Army @ The Fringe formed part of the wider Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.

Bragd Director Jason Rudgley signed for his organisation with Edinburgh Garrison Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Clark, co-signing the documents on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Defence Relationship Management.  

Jason said: “Bragd is part of the pitchblue group of companies and both organisations have, almost since we opened our doors 16 years ago, employed and supported ex-service personnel and their spouses.

“Supporting the Armed Forces is in our DNA and we were delighted to be presented not only with our Armed Forces Covenant, but also our Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award from Lt Col Clark.

“We hope the work we do, in some small way makes a difference to those that have served our country.”

Army officer and employer holding certificates.
Jason Rudgley (Bragd LLP) holds the ERS Bronze Award, with Lt Col Clark holding the Armed Forces Covenant.

Bragd also received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award. The ERS awards encourage employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme incorporates Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of support.

Dunfermline-based Bragd’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.

Highland RFCA Head of Engagement Michelle McKearnon attended the signing.

She said: “Bragd LLP now joins more than 6,000 organisations who have already signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We thank them for their support and look forward to working with them in the future.”