Leading armed Forces charity, Walking With The Wounded (‘WWTW’), has been recognised by the UK Government for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.
Representing the highest badge of honour, the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards identifies businesses that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.
A total of 156 organisations have been recognised this year, the ninth year of the awards scheme.
Fergus Williams, Walking With The Wounded CEO, commented,
“It is an honour that Walking With The Wounded has received an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from the Ministry to Defence. Our team works tirelessly to support veterans and their families as they transition from the Armed Forces to civvy street. Furthermore, we are proud to have those who have served and Reservists on the Walking With The Wounded team.
“We recognise the invaluable skillset, knowledge, and expertise that a life of Service can bring to the wider community, and we strive to help ex-forces personnel to get back on their feet and making a positive contribution once more.”
To win an award from the Ministry of Defence, organisations must show that they provide 10 extra paid days leave for reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, reserves, Cadet Force adult volunteers and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
They must also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community, by encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme.
Minister for Defence People, Leo Docherty, said,
“Regardless of size, location or sector, employing members of the Armed Forces community is good for businesses. These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across the UK and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one.”