Employers receive Defence award for supporting armed forces Reservists

Businesses in Herts honoured for supporting armed forces Reservists
Businesses in Herts honoured for supporting armed forces Reservists

Berkhamsted School is one of 10 Hertfordshire-based businesses to have been given recognition from the Ministry of Defence.

The school received the government department’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for demonstrating support to Reservist employees.

Chief Constable Andy Bliss receives Ministry of Defence award on behalf of Herts Police PNL-150128-141217001

Chief Constable Andy Bliss receives Ministry of Defence award on behalf of Herts Police PNL-150128-141217001

The county council, Herts Police and Fire and Rescue services were also honoured at the ceremony, which was held at Knebworth House and presented by Richard Bleazley Esq DL, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

Each of the ten companies employ military service Reservists and have demonstrated their support for Defence from training courses to mobilisation.

Tesco and Affinity Water were also among those to receive the prestigious award.

Col. William Brown, Herts County Forum chairman and employment engagement group chairman Col. Chris Sharwood-Smith gave speeches at the event.