Multi-service provider Churchill Services has received a Gold Award from The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of its support for the defence and armed forces community, and the alignment of its values with the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant.
The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support for the military, although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to receive recognition.
Churchill’s managing director of operations, Louisa Clarke, is one of several Churchill employees who have served in the armed forces, working as a Movement Controller for the Royal Air Force for a decade after joining at 18.
As a veteran, it brings me great pleasure to work for a company that values those who come from similar career backgrounds as myself.Louisa Clarke, managing director of operations, Churchill Services
She says, “We are honoured to have received the Gold award. As a veteran, it brings me great pleasure to work for a company that values those who come from similar career backgrounds as myself.
“We endeavour to continue developing our Armed Forces support services here at Churchill, and we’d like to thank the ERS team for this recognition.”
Churchill Group is a company with ex-military at their heart and is creating positive pathways nationally.Darren Rhodes, regional Employer Engagement Director for the North of England Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association
Darren Rhodes, regional Employer Engagement Director for the North of England Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, adds: “We want to congratulate Churchill Group on being awarded their ERS Gold award. Churchill Group is a company with ex-military at their heart and is creating positive pathways nationally.
“In the three years since their MOD engagement commenced, the company has credit for two external organisation Armed Forces Covenant signings, an ERS Bronze Award registration and supported an activity to encourage 100 young women in the North East to consider careers in facilities management and logistics within the military: a remarkable range of advocacy delivered in a relatively short timeframe, and during a pandemic!”
Churchill operates several programmes to support veterans with their transition from service life to Civvy Street, including a ‘buddying’ system that connects prospective job applicants with other ex-services personnel who are already with the company.