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Corps Security, the UK’s largest Social Enterprise security company and the oldest in the world, has been awarded the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. The Employer Recognition Scheme was launched in 2014, to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and the full spectrum of Defence personnel. This includes the Reserves, service leavers, cadets, spouses, wounded, injured and sick. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards

Mike Bullock – CEO Corps Security

Mike Bullock, CEO, Corps Security said: Corps was founded, over 160 years ago, to provide employment for ex-servicemen returning from the Crimean War. The roots of our company are firmly ingrained in the military sector. We value every single member of the Armed Forces community employed at Corps. They bring a fantastic skill set and their contribution to Corps is invaluable. We are so proud to receive this very prestigious Gold Employer Recognition Scheme award. It doesn’t end there though. The military sector is so important to us and we’ll work harder to recruit and support those that have served our country”

Diz Sollesse – Corps Military Champion

“One of the most important roles for employers awarded the ERS is to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. This is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.” Explains Diz Sollesse.

“At present, Corps provides a supportive environment for more than 300 former servicemen and women in our ranks, where they can find meaningful employment in a culture with some similarities to the armed forces. Many employees say they find this helps the adjustment process enormously. Our ex-forces employees could be working in guarding for financial institutions, hospitals, local authority buildings or museums. They can also bring valuable skills to our CCTV monitoring and client assessment teams.”

And it doesn’t stop there

In common with all other Social Enterprise organisations Corps reinvest their profits back into their business, to support their teams, but they also make considerable charitable donations to create positive social change. Combat Stress, who support military veterans suffering from mental health issues, is their charity of choice.

Combat Stress

Mark Rogers, Sales and Marketing Director comments, “Achieving the ERS Gold award plus recently becoming a recognised Social Enterprise brings many benefits.  For our business it guarantees that our social mission remains at the very heart of all we do and ensures we continue to operate in an ethical, transparent and accountable way.  It also means our customers can increase their own environmental, social and governance credentials by choosing to work with us and buy social.”

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