Servest has been awarded the silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The award recognises Servest's commitment and support of defence personnel.
ERS encourages employers to support the Ministry of Defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
To receive the silver award, Servest had to meet a number of criteria including a pledge to support the Armed Forces, veterans, forces families, reserves and cadets. Although now formalised through the Armed Forces Covenant, Servest has supported the Armed Forces community since it was first established in the UK. The company is forward thinking, hugely supportive of veterans and their families and has actively encouraged flexible working for military spouses. Servest recognises the value that the Armed Forces community brings to the business and there are already a number of reserves within the organisation and also cadet instructors within the 'ranks'.
Jason Etherington, managing director of Servest Security, said: "I am delighted that Servest has received this award. When I joined the company, I was looking forward to enhancing and formalising the links Servest has already established with the military community and service leavers, and I feel this award shows the progress that is being made. My personal experience with Servest has been amazingly rewarding."
Rob Legge, group CEO of Servest, said: “Here at Servest we have always recognised the tremendous value that the Armed Forces community brings to our business. We are delighted to be acknowledged and awarded the ERS silver award, and are proud to continue our support of the MoD.”