Herefordshire Silver Ers Winners 2021 (002)

Leominster Town Council awarded ERS Silver Award

Leominster Town Council has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence Awards for support to the Armed Forces community. The Town Council has been awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for 2021.

This Ministry of Defence award recognises companies for their support to the Armed Forces community, including Reservists, veterans, spouses, Cadet Forces, Adult Volunteers and Cadets. Silver award holders must demonstrate a number of positive measures and policies in their organisations, which actively support members of the Armed Forces community.

The silver status requires employers to ensure:

  • That members of the forces community are not disadvantaged in their recruitment and selection process
  • That all positive policies relating to defence personnel are internally publicised
  • That they employ at least one individual from the armed forces category that their nomination emphasises
  • If required, that they have demonstrated support to Reservist mobilisations
  • That they align their values with their Armed Forces Covenant

Leominster Town Council is one of 8 organisations in Herefordshire to be awarded a Silver Award.  West Midland West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA)  would like to congratulate all of their region’s 41 winners for 2021. The organisations cover all of the regions counties and come from a wide range of sectors including education providers, NHS Trusts, charities, local authorities and security firms.

Cllr John Rumsey, Mayor of Leominster, says “I am very pleased to hear that we have been selected for a silver award and the recognition this gives to our team that have put in so much time to support our local armed forces.  Although it is always a joy to receive the recognition, the effort and time committed to these activities has been a pleasure and our team have enjoyed the interaction and being able to support such a worthy cause. I hope that we will be able to continue in our efforts and will endeavour to offer support in the future in any way that we can.”

Cllr Clive Thomas, says “It was great to hear the news that Leominster Town Council has been awarded the Silver Award. The Town Council team have worked hard over the past few years, from hosting Armed Forces Day, to supporting the Cadets so this award is well deserved.”