Published Thursday 5 October 2017

The Royal Borough has been recognised for its commitment to support the armed forces by the Ministry of Defence as it organises an event to showcase the skills military personnel can bring to employer

The Royal Borough has been recognised for its commitment to support the armed forces by the Ministry of Defence as it organises an event to showcase the skills military personnel can bring to employers.

The council received a bronze award under the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme to mark the work done to promote a friendly relationship with the military community.

Now the council will team up with the Household Cavalry to host an event with local employers encouraging more organisations to actively work with the local armed forces and look at ways to create opportunities for collaboration.

Military personal, including former soldiers, reservists and their families offer a host of skills that can benefit an employer.

Windsor hosts both Victoria Barracks and Combermere Barracks and boasts a long association with the armed forces.

The council’s award also acknowledges an armed forces-friendly attitude in promoting employment of reservists, veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

Cllr Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “Military families bring so much to our communities and towns and we are committed to supporting them during and after their service.

“We are proud of the borough’s military heritage and continuing role as a welcoming place for those connected with the armed forces to make their home or find work.

“Being recognised with this bronze award helps us celebrate the important part military families play in our communities.”

The October business breakfast will see Windsor MP Adam Afriyie join with employers and the community to increase ties and support for the armed forces.

The networking event will see business leaders meet each other and talk to members of the armed forces community and representatives from local units.

It will take place at Combermere Barracks on Friday 13 October from 7am.

Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, will collect the Bronze Award for the council’s support of the military at the same event.

He said: “We are quite rightly proud of our armed forces and the way the council and wider community supports them.

“Our bronze award is just the start of our journey and events like this are key in building bridges and mutually beneficial relationships with the armed forces.

“I hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.”

Please contact [email protected] for booking details.