BD Print were delighted to win and will be presented with their Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) silver award in November, the second highest badge of honour available to organisations that employ and support reservists, service leavers, veterans and their families.
Each silver award winner has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a commitment to supporting Defence through services, policy and projects. And employers have gone above and beyond with their support through engaging with initiatives such as employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the Armed Forces into a new career, and providing flexibility for reservists.
The Rutherglen company are specialists in design, manufacture and installation of digital print solutions.John Johnstone, the company’s managing director, is proud to be recognised for their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.
He told the Reformer: “Over the last 18 months we have been active in advocating the benefits of the ERS to fellow businesses through our customers and suppliers.
“We are delighted our hard work has paid off and are pleased to be announced as silver ERS winners in 2019.”
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “These awards recognise the outstanding support for our armed forces from employers across Britain and I’d like to thank each and every one.
Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give.”
Colin Vooght, head of engagement at Lowland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA), the organisation which manages relationships between employers and defence in Scotland, added: “I would like to congratulate the wide variety of different organisations who received a silver award this year.
“This proves companies and institutions of all sizes and sectors can play their part in supporting the armed forces community in Scotland.”