November 19th 2014


17 Leicestershire-based employers from both the public and private sector are being awarded for supporting Defence personnel.

The businesses from Markfield, Coalville, Loughborough, Leicester and Ibstock are receiving a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award for demonstrating their support to Reservist employees.

The awards will be presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire, Lady Jennifer Gretton JP.

Reservists are men and women who give up their free time to train alongside our regular (full-time) military forces and may be called on to serve the country in times of need at home or aboard.

John Wilson, Regional SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) Campaign Director for the East Midlands, said: “Each of the employers being awarded has shown a commitment to support Reservist employees. They understand that the military training undertaken by Reservists provides them with qualities that employers value and respect including professionalism, adaptability, physical courage, management skills and problem-solving ability.

“I am delighted that 17 employers from Leicestershire are being recognised by the Ministry of Defence. The MOD received over 500 nominations for Silver awards across the UK and 80 are being presented to employers based in the East Midlands.”

Matthew Daly, Chairman at Dalycom, is one of the employers being awarded. He said: “Here at Dalycom we understand the value of employing Reservists and that they are highly committed and motivated people. We currently employ one Reservist and we have found that his decision making and positive attitude are a good asset to our team.”