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Employers are awarded for supporting reserves

Published 16/04/2013
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A number of employers from Derbyshire have been honoured for supporting the Armed Forces Reserves.

Representatives from Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, Erewash Borough Council and South Derbyshire District Council attended an event in London yesterday (Monday 15 April), that was jointly sponsored by the East Midlands Reserves and Cadets Association (RFCA) and Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers (SaBRE), that was designed to say thank you for supporting and employing members of the Reserve Forces.

Each of the organisations received a certificate in recognition of their commitment to support the Reserve Forces that was jointly signed by the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff.

The presentation of certificates took place at The Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London. 

John Wilson, Regional SaBRE Campaign Director, said: “The visit to London was to say a big thank you to employers who have pledged their dedication to support employees who in their spare time train as members of the Reserve Forces. Enhancing the relationship between employers and reservists has a number of benefits including appreciating the training that individuals receive through their voluntary roles and the transferable skills that they can bring to their civilian careers. The day was a huge success and I would like to thank everyone who attended.” 

Stella Salt, HR Manager at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to support our staff who are Reservists. They can gain specialist skills through their roles in the Armed Forces which are beneficial to our business such as enhanced clinical skills, leadership and team working.”

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Note to editors

East Midlands Reserves and Cadets Association provides support for the Reserve and Cadet Forces of all three Services in the East Midlands. To find out more visit www.eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk

SaBRE is in place to help employers and reservists to understand and support each other. It works on behalf of both the military and civilian communities. More information about SaBRE can be found by visiting  www.sabre.mod.uk

The Reserve Forces are military organisations that are affiliated to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Reservists are men and woman of various ages who chose to undertake Reserve Force training outside of their civilian career. The civilian career of a reservist generally does not dictate what role they undertake within the Reserve Forces apart from those involved in the medical profession.

Last Modified 16/04/2013