Chamber achieve Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award!

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award recognises companies for their support to the Armed Forces community, including Reservists, veterans, spouses, Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers and cadets. Gold award holders must demonstrate a number of positive measures and policies in their organisations, which actively support members of the Armed Forces community. We’ll also continue to advocate for the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Sharon Smith, Chief Executive of the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, said:

I am delighted that Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has been recognised for the work we do with the local business community by achieving the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. We have a 1300 strong business network and therefore feel we have a responsibility to spread the word about The Armed Forces Covenant and the benefits of becoming an Armed Forces friendly employer.

As Gold Awards holders, we will continue to promote our advocacy via support and collaboration with members, through our events and via regular engagement with businesses across the two counties. We will also ensure that our current HR policies are continually updated, so that the Armed Forces community is not disadvantaged; in support of our comprehensive Reserve Forces Training Mobilization policy.”

The ERS was launched to recognise and reward employers who support Defence and inspire others to do the same. To find out more about the ERS visit here