February 16th 2024

‘Gold’ employer orchestrates mass Covenant signing in Northampton

Jim Wright

A Northampton logistics firm has continued to show others the ‘Wright’ way to advocate for the Armed Forces as a leading holder of the Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Award.

Jim Wright, of Wright Logistics Services, welcomed five new organisations into the Armed Forces Covenant club at a mass signing organised at Northampton International Academy in February.

Machinery firm County Lifting Services, recruitment agency More Driver Solutions, and the hosts Northampton International Academy, which is home to a Royal Navy Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingent, all pledged to support the Armed Forces.

They were joined by the Northampton Logistics Industry Forum and intralogistics specialists SSI Schaefer who all promised to treat those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, fairly.

The new Armed Forces Covenant signatories

The new Armed Forces Covenant signatories pose for a photo with Cadets from Northampton International Academy CCF.


Kirstie Parker, Deputy Regional Employer Engagement Director, East Midlands Reserves Forces and Cadets Association, said: “Jim Wright is a powerhouse in the Armed Forces advocacy space.

“He is a force-multiplier for good in Northampton and beyond and I’m delighted his contributions were recently recognised with a Meritorious Service certificate from His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire.

“The ceremony at Northampton International Academy was a great occasion to celebrate Jim and these outstanding Forces-friendly organisations for their support.”

Wright Logistics Services has led the way with its advocacy and generosity since receiving the Ministry of Defence’s highest honour for employers in 2021.

Director Jim Wright has encouraged more than 200 organisations to sign the Armed Forces Covenant since 2018, averaging at least 2 new signatories every month.

Cadets from Northampton International Academy CCF.

Cadets from Northampton International Academy CCF.

Donations to the Cadets

Staying true to a commitment made to his late father, who was a World War Two veteran, the logistics consultant has also made significant donations to the Army Cadets.

In late 2023 Jim helped LNR Army Cadets buy new tents and at the recent ceremony, he handed over two ceremonial banners to the school’s CCF unit, which has gone from strength to strength since being established in 2022.

The Cadets plan to first parade their new banners during the 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations later this year.

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