Northampton company’s Silver Award for Armed Forces support

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A Northampton-based company has been honoured for supporting people who work in the Armed Forces and their families.

ESS Support Services Worldwide has received a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for their positive support of defence personnel.

The ERS honour recognises employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at least one member of the Armed Forces community and actively communicate a positive attitude of support for their employees who are members of the Reserve Forces.

Chris Garside, managing director of ESS Support Services Worldwide, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. We recognise the sacrifices made by those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces. Both they and their families deserve not just our gratitude, but our practical support and assistance, and it is only right that we seek to do what we can to create a more flexible and understanding work environment.

“We support the Armed Forces community in a number of ways including our recent announcement to provide an extra 10 days of paid leave to those who are in the Reserve Forces.”