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NBBC collects prestigious MOD Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award

Published on Friday, 15th November 2019

Armed Forces Gold Award 2019

On Tuesday, November 12, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council representatives collected the prestigious MOD Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award at the National Army Museum in London.

In August this year, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council was granted the award for its outstanding support for the military community and the Armed Forces Covenant.

Having been presented with the Bronze award in 2016, and Silver in 2018, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has a continued strong track-record of support provision for military personnel and veterans. This year’s award recognises NBBC’s important work in implementing procedures which have enabled easier access to the services they provide.

Now in its sixth year, the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ, support and serve veterans, and their families.

The award acknowledges NBBC’s long-term commitment to the Armed Forces, including its dedication to the Armed Forces Covenant, engagement with the national and regional partners such as Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (WM RFCA) to promote the recruitment and support of the Armed Forces Community.

Executive Director (Resources) Simone Hines spoke of her pride in the council’s achievement and said:

“This Gold Award represents the continued striving for excellence of our staff and councillors in providing outstanding levels of service to our veterans and members of the Armed Forces. 

“Those who serve and have served in the defence of the realm deserve the highest quality of service we can deliver, and this award is a tangible recognition of the dedication of our staff, officers and members to this most worthwhile cause.”