December 9th 2013

Local employer awarded for supporting Reservist

A Leicestershire based employer has been rewarded for supporting a Reservist employee today (9 December).

A certificate presentation took place at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham in order to thank M-EC Consulting Development Engineers for supporting the Armed Forces and one of their employee’s Reservist commitments.

M-EC Consulting Development Engineers is based in Ibstock and utilises multi-disciplinary teams to deliver comprehensive and strategic solutions across civil engineering, transport, flood risk/drainage, geotechnics and land surveying.

The organisation employs Army Reservist, Phillip Mabbitt, aged 38 years, a member of the 168 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, part of the Army Reserve based at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham.

M-EC received a certificate signed by the Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond MP, in recognition of the support given to their Reservist employee.

Phillip Mabbitt, who lives in Bottesford in Leicestershire with his wife and three children, is a Senior Structural Technician at M-EC. He said: “M-EC has enabled me to further my career in construction consultancy alongside developing my professional skills in the Army Reserve. I have found it a considerable help to be able to apply the skills I have gained, both technical and general, to complete my work in both roles and I look forward to furthering this knowledge in the future.

“I am proud that my colleagues at M-EC have been recognised for the support they have given me and now hope I can reciprocate by helping this dynamic young business to expand.”

John Wilson, East Midlands Regional SaBRE Director, said: “The employer’s support for Reservists is vital if they are to be able to fulfill their increasingly important role. I am delighted that, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence, I was able to present the certificate to M-EC. There are many reasons for employers to support Reservists; quite apart from the major role they play in assisting our Regular Forces; their training makes them a considerable asset to any employer.

“Reserve Forces training gives individuals a good opportunity to develop their initiative, confidence, team-building skills, self-reliance and self-discipline. Reservists learn to accept responsibility for themselves and for others. They tend to make exceptional employees with a great deal to offer employers in terms of transferable skills”.

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