NEWS

JANUARY 25TH 2018

Buildbase receive Silver Award in Lincoln

Buildbase, one of the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchants, has been presented a Silver Award thanks to the support they have demonstrated for Defence personnel.

Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director Catherine Suckling and Buildbases Regional Managing Director Justin Scarborough 1

Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director Catherine Suckling and Buildbases Regional Managing Director Justin Scarborough

A presentation event was held at the company’s offices on Canwick Road, Lincoln earlier today (Thursday 25 January).

The Ministry of Defence’s Assistant Regional Engagement Director for the East Midlands, Catherine Suckling presented Justin Scarborough, Buildbase’s Managing Director for the North Division, with the company’s Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award.

The organisation were notified about the Award in late 2017 but were unable to attend the previous presentation event.

21 public and private sector businesses from around the region received Silver Awards last year, with each previously signing the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrating their support in a variety of ways to members of the Armed Forces community.

This support could include showing flexibility towards the annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees, supporting the employment of cadet instructors, Armed Forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.

Catherine Suckling explained: “I was delighted to present Buildbase with the Award. As a builders’ merchants the organisation needs its staff to have a varied skillset. Those who currently or have previously served in the Armed Forces on either a full or part-time basis each possess a selection of skills that can be easily transferred into the civilian workplace.

“Skills such as the ability to lead and manage a team, solve problems and communicate effectively are all recognised as positive qualities by Buildbase. I therefore look forward to continuing to build our working relationship over forthcoming months.”

Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director Catherine Suckling and Buildbases Regional Managing Director Justin Scarborough 2

Being presented with the Silver Award.

Justin Scarborough explained: “As a business we are very proud to support our Armed Services in any way we can and this will continue to be our aim going forward. We have many great employees that are still part of the Armed Services or who have now retired and have become an important part of our business.”

To find out more about the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme click here.

"As a business we are very proud to support our Armed Services in any way we can and this will continue to be our aim going forward."