Salisbury company receives award for supporting military personnel

SALISBURY-based Armishaws Removals‘ commitment to supporting military personnel has been recognised with an award for hiring veterans. 

The honour, from the Wessex Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA), recognises the family business’s contribution to the Employer Recognition Scheme. 

It comes as the removals company signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton on November 22, pledging to ensure members of the Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly. 

This includes offering discounts to veterans and providing employment opportunities to those leaving military service. 

The commitment extends to all military reservists and their families across the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

Other supporters of the scheme include the Bank of England, the Football Association, Wiltshire Council, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and more.

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General manager of Armishaws Removals, Pat Carter said: “We are immensely proud to be supporting the covenant. 

“So many of our customers are retired service men and women of all ranks, it was a natural step for us to take.

“We heartily encourage other companies and employers in Wiltshire to make the pledge. 

“It’s really easy to do and connects you with a vast network of similarly minded companies, especially in this part of the world where so many military personnel are stationed.”

Armishaws, which provides removals and storage across the South West, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

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