Intelect Receives Prestigious Gold Award for Commitments to the Armed Forces Community

Supporting the Armed Forces community has long been engrained in the roots of engineering company, Intelect and this year, that commitment has been recognised in the most prestigious way, with the business achieving Gold status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Inaugurated in 2014, the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.

With hundreds of nominations submitted each year, Intelect was proud to be adjudged as one of the 193 employers across the country who were deemed to have reached the required standard for the coveted award.

Created to ensure the Forces community are treated fairly and have equal opportunity, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to those who have served and their families.

Through a 3-tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers.

As a forces friendly employer, Intelect’s Business Operations Manager, Lily Brothwood was delighted to receive the news about their gold award, she said, “We are very proud to have received the Gold Employer Recognition Award from the Armed Forces Covenant, building on our previous commitments as a Silver employer last year.

“As a company we have supported the forces community for many years, and we will continue to provide opportunities and advocate to other businesses about the positive impact this can have.”

Brigadier Paul Baker, Chief Executive, North of England RFCA said, “There has always been great support for the Armed Forces within the North East of England but the growing number of companies prepared to publicly demonstrate this support is truly heartening, especially in such challenging times.

“These Employer Recognition Scheme awards are a recognition of the backing and encouragement provided to their employees who are also Reservists, Adult Volunteers within the Cadet Forces, Veterans and their families. Well done to all.”

Having signed the Covenant initially back in 2019, Intelect have continued to make steps to improve their support of the force’s community, building on their Bronze and Silver Employer Recognition Awards which they have received in previous years.