November 28th 2014


Two-Rutland-based employers have received a certificate for supporting Defence personnel.

Uppingham School, who currently employ two Reservists, and Mecc Alte UK Ltd, who currently employ one Reservist, received a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award for demonstrating their support to Reservist employees.

The awards were presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire, Lady Jennifer Gretton JP at Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, Leicestershire on Monday 24 November 2014.

Reservists are men and women who give up their free time to train alongside our regular (full-time) military forces and may be called on to serve the country in times of need at home or aboard.

John Wilson, Regional SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) Campaign Director for the East Midlands, said: “The presentation event was a great success with many of those in attendance having the opportunity to speak to other employers about their experiences of employing Reservists.

 “The MOD received over 500 nominations for Silver awards across the UK and 85 have been awarded to employers based in the East Midlands.”

Julian Brazier TD MP, Minister for Reserves said: “I am delighted with the positive response to the Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme, launched by the Prime Minister in July this year. Over 360 employers have already been recognised with the Silver Award via this scheme. We look forward to recognising many more employers in future.”