Family run Ashbourne Insurance, an independent insurance broker based in Hertfordshire, has received The Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its commitment to supporting the Armed Services.
Bronze award holders pledge to support the armed forces and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses or partners.
Photo: Peter Smits, Managing Director, Ashbourne Insurance
Peter Smits, Managing Director, said: “I am very pleased and proud that Ashbourne Insurance has been granted a Bronze Award in recognition of our pledge to support the armed services. This award recognises our commitment to supporting ex-servicemen and women who are looking to return to work after active service. This also includes the partners and families of active servicemen and women looking for employment. It does not commit us to a singular recruitment process, but does open up another option. I do believe the scheme and recognition is very similar to our own culture and that of a family business.”
The ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme includes bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations which pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support, although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised. It recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme comprises awards for employers who support those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families.
Award-winning, family run Ashbourne Insurance based in Hoddesdon, Herts, offers a wide range of business and personal insurance along with a claims advisory service. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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