Ethos Group Holdings Limited, following on from signing the Armed Forces Covenant in 2020, have continued their journey to support the armed forces community in earnest. Ethos Group are now extremely proud to announce that they have achieved Silver level of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme from the MoD for their continued support and commitment to those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families.
To gain a silver Employer Recognition Scheme award from the Ministry of Defence, organisations must show tangible evidence that they proactively demonstrate that service personnel and the armed forces community are not unfairly disadvantaged; this is shown in recruiting and selection processes, and by actively ensuring that workforces are aware of the employer’s positive policies towards reservists and service spouses in particular. In addition, employers must have demonstrated support to reservist mobilisations or have a framework in place, and they must provide at least 5 days’ additional special leave for reservist training.
Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty MP said:
“I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.
“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”
Gill Niblock, a Regional Employer Engagement Director representing Defence Relationship Management
“I am delighted that Ethos has achieved this award. Ethos’s nomination was considered by the London Employer Engagement Board which acknowledged the effort that went in to the nomination and thanks Ethos for its support to the armed forces community. I’m really looking forward to working with this company in the future and seeing them make a difference to the armed forces community in all its guises.”
Barry Matthews CEO of Ethos Group Holdings Limited
I am exceptionally proud to achieve this award as a business, which demonstrates that we can make a difference by positively impacting lives and creating opportunities to change lives within The Armed Forces community- this is a special thing to do ‘ .There will be a formal presentation of the award at the prestigious 2021 ERS Silver awards ceremony later in the year, Covid-19 permitting.