NEWS

JULY 27TH 2017

Jelson Homes Ltd pledges to support the Armed Forces Community

Jelson Homes Ltd sign the Armed Forces Covenant group

Pictured after the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant are (from left): Ministry of Defence Regional Employer Engagement Director John Wilson, Jelson Homes Ltd Group Managing Director Robert Jelley, Jelson Homes Ltd Operations Director James Jelley, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker of 158 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corp and Warrant Officer Class One Richie Bowles of 203 (Loughborough) Squadron, 158 Royal Logistics Corps.

A Leicestershire based developer has cemented its support for Service personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Jelson Homes Ltd has been in the construction industry for over 125 years and has already seen the benefits of employing those that have received military training.

Today (Thursday, 27 July) it strengthened its pledge to support the Armed Forces community by signing the Covenant at its headquarters on Loughborough Road in Leicester.

Jelson Homes Ltd sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Jelson Homes Ltd sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Group Managing Director Robert Jelley signed on behalf of the company alongside Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker of 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure past and present Armed Forces personnel and their families are treated fairly.

Jelson Homes Ltd currently employs a member of the Reserve Forces and they have also taken on a number of service leavers. Staff have been impressed by the skills, attributes and attitudes they have brought to the business.

James Jelley, Jelson Homes Ltd Operations Director, said: “Jelson Homes Ltd are honoured to support the armed forces and pledge to the covenant.

“We appreciate the vast range of activities and deployments that the Armed Forces undertake in order to serve our country and we are happy to support them.

Jelson Homes Ltd sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Pictured signing the Armed Forces Covenant are (left) Jelson Homes Ltd Group Managing Director Robert Jelley and Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker of 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps.

“As an organisation we have seen first-hand how a disciplined individual responds within the construction industry. This is one of many reasons we are signing the covenant.”

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “We’re delighted that Jelson Homes Ltd has chosen to strengthen their support for the Armed Forces community.

“The company has experienced first-hand how it can benefit from the training undertaken by service personnel and hopefully that will continue in the future.”

“We appreciate the vast range of activities and deployments that the Armed Forces undertake in order to serve our country and we are happy to support them."