Emprise Services signs up to Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Emprise Services has demonstrated its commitment to helping ex-services personnel return to civilian life by signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Emprise Services has demonstrated its commitment to helping ex-services personnel return to civilian life by signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Support services provider Emprise Services plc has demonstrated its commitment to the UK’s Armed Forces and helping ex-services personnel return to civilian life after signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The company recognised that transitioning into civilian life can be challenging. As an Armed Forces job provider, it’s able to offer an additional avenue of employment through its recruitment process in partnership with the Armed Forces Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

Mark Langworthy, managing director of Emprise’s Security division, said: “Emprise Services is proud to be associated with the Armed Forces and pledge our support in helping those who have served our country back into civilian life and employment. We appreciate that service leavers have significant expertise and transferable skills, particularly in the security field. These can bring benefits to bear in areas such as teamwork, planning, leadership and communication. That’s perfect for a business like ours.”

The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to show their support for the Armed Forces community.

Mark Langworthy

Mark Langworthy

Each organisation is encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their own situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a ‘menu’ of options covering employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners, as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day and discounts for the Armed Forces community.

There’s also an opportunity for companies and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances.

Core statement of commitment

All Corporate Covenants include a core statement of commitment that’s agreed by those adopting the scheme. This covers the two key principles of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which are:

*No member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen

*In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, particularly for the injured or bereaved

The Corporate Covenant has been designed to complement the Armed Forces Covenant and sit alongside the Community Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the Armed Forces community while the Community Covenant provides a mechanism for local authorities and communities to express support for members of the Armed Forces community.

The Corporate Covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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