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June 16th 2015

Local employers attend Her Majesty’s Birthday Parade

11 Employers from around the East Midlands had the opportunity to attend Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Parade in London this weekend, to say thank you for supporting the Reserve Forces.

The event, also known as Trooping the Colour, took place on Saturday 13 June at Horse Guards Parade in London where the colour was trooped by the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.

Each of the employers invited to attend the event has demonstrated their support for the Armed Forces by employing or previously employing Reservists in their business, recognising that skills learnt through military training such as leadership; management and team working are vital assets to the civilian workplace.

Pete Ripley, Associate Director of Operations for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), was one of the employers who attended the event. He said: “We employ a number of staff who are members of the Reserve Forces as well as many others who previously worked in the military. We are always keen to support these staff because they all bring with them valuable experience and skills which helps them perform their roles within EMAS.”

Linda Barratt, Office Manager at IHS Global Limited, who are based in Wellingborough, also attended the prestigious parade.  She explained:  “As a company we support the Reserve Forces because they do a fantastic job in terms of supporting our regular (full-time) military forces and bring a lot of valuable learning back in to the workplace.  We currently have one Army Reservist working for our organisation and have found that he performs well to meet deadlines as well as being a very hard working individual.”

John Wilson, Regional East Midlands SaBRE Director, said: “It is SaBRE’s job to increase understanding and awareness about the roles of Reservists within the Armed Forces. Each of the employers who attended the event appreciates that the skills developed by Reservists in their part-time military careers are of great benefit to them, leading to a more effective and efficient business locally. We are delighted we were able to thank the employers in attendance for their support to date, and look forward to working further with them in the future.”

“It is SaBRE’s job to increase understanding and awareness about the roles of Reservists within the Armed Forces. Each of the employers who attended the event appreciates that the skills developed by Reservists in their part-time military careers are of great benefit to them, leading to a more effective and efficient business locally.