June 21st 2017

Consulting organisation supports the Armed Forces

Bridgeway Consulting's Dominic Whitehead at Rail Live event

Reservist Dominic Whitehead wearing his military uniform

After achieving a Ministry of Defence Bronze Award in the Employer Recognition Scheme, Bridgeway Consulting Ltd are supporting Reserves Day today (21 June) by allowing their reservist employees to wear their military uniforms into work.

Bridgeway Consulting’s head office is on Riverside Way in Nottingham but the organisation also has five other locations around the country each providing consultancy and contracting services in a variety of industries from civil engineering to asset management.

Currently employing four reservists and a number of ex-service personnel, the company wanted to mark Reserves Day by allowing their reservist employees to wear their uniforms into work, as well as hosting a casual dress day in which people are encouraged to come into the office in military inspired colours. Staff will also be organising a collection for the Royal British Legion.

Dominic Whitehead, a Drilling Manager at Bridgeway Consulting and a reservist with the Army Reserve’s 530 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (Materials), will be one of the reservists wearing his uniform. Speaking ahead of the event, he said: “I will be out of the office at an exhibition on Reserves Day but will still be proudly wearing my military uniform. Although I am now a reservist, I previously completed a full-time career in the Army – joining the services in 1999 to serve as a Sapper with the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

“Bridgeway has a very diverse and highly skilled work-force and has provided me with a second opportunity to work with extremely dedicated, professional and high-calibre individuals.”

Mark Lindahl, a Director at Bridgeway Consulting, is an ex-serviceman himself. He explained: “Bridgeway has a very diverse, very dynamic workforce, from a variety of backgrounds. One background which is common to many of our employees is the military. From Board Level to Site Technician, there are a number of staff at most grades who at some point in their working life wore the uniform of the British Forces.  The role of the reservist is a difficult one, having to balance home life, employment life, and then the added factor of military training and potentially deployments at home and overseas. The reservist role cannot be achieved without the understanding of a reservists’ employer. Bridgeway Consulting wholly support all reservists working for the company and applaud the effort they go to in their continually challenging roles.”

Bridgeway Consulting are planning to sign the Armed forces Covenant in the near future to make a formal pledge to support the Armed Forces community.

“I will be out of the office at an exhibition on Reserves Day but will still be proudly wearing my military uniform."