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April 5th 2016

Reservists sport new shirts sponsored by local firm

Warrant officer class 1, Richie Bowles, Kelly Allsopp, Eddie Mewies, Victoria Jarvis (all M-EC) and Captain Ben Wing

An engineering consultancy has further cemented its support of the Reserve Forces by sponsoring running shirts for its local squadron.

M-EC, which won a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme  Gold Award earlier this year, has previously worked alongside 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron to deliver an army themed activity day for staff. Now, the Midlands-based practice, which employs Private Rosie James in its noise and air quality division, has pledged a donation to enable 25 training/running shirts to be produced.

Captain Ben Wing of 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron commented: “We’ve had a successful partnership with M-EC for a few years now, working together to raise awareness within the business community about the role of Reservists. The kind donation Eddie, Rosie and the team has contributed means we will be able to reward all soldiers who achieve 10% above the pass mark in their fitness tests with a new training/running shirt.”

M-EC has been actively supporting the Reserve Forces since 2013. The practice signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 and earlier this year, managing director, Eddie Mewies presented at the annual Partnering with Defence Conference in London.

“Reservists have made a positive impact on our business as they are typically strong in character, good leaders and well organised,” added Eddie Mewies. “We were happy to sponsor new kit and congratulate all those who successfully achieve the pass mark. We now look forward to working collaboratively with the squadron to support Armed Forces Day on 25th June.”

“We’ve had a successful partnership with M-EC for a few years now, working together to raise awareness within the business community about the role of Reservists."