33 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award is the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

The ERS Gold Awards recognise employers who demonstrate outstanding support for those who serve and have served, actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace and also encourage others to follow their lead.

Seven recipients of 2014 ERS Gold Awards have retained their Gold status and a further 33 employers have been awarded Gold, it was announced this week by The Ministry of Defence.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, in a statement from the MOD, said: “These companies have shown the gold standard of commitment to supporting members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. They have taken meaningful steps to ensure the Defence community are not disadvantaged by the sacrifice they make in helping keep this country safe. The actions of these employers make it crystal clear that regardless of size, location, or sector, employing people with military skills is good for business.”

The following seven recipients of the 2014 ERS Gold Awards have retained their Gold status:

  • BAE Systems
  • Barclays
  • BT
  • Carillion
  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • NHS Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • NHS Scotland

The 2017 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award winners are:

  • Airbus
  • Balfour Beatty
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Combat Pest Control
  • DHL
  • DXC Technology
  • ER Systems Global
  • FDM
  • Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • General Dynamics UK
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull City Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Liverpool City Council
  • ManpowerGroup UK
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Morson Group
  • Network Rail
  • NHS Golden Jubilee Foundation
  • North West Ambulance Service
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
  • Shropshire Council
  • Skanska UK Plc
  • Sodexo UK & Ireland
  • Mabway Ltd
  • South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Transport for London
  • West Midlands Fire Service
  • Wiltshire Council
  • Wolferstans Solicitors
  • X-Forces

To find out about all the employers who have been awarded Gold by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), click here.