#TeamJigsaw are delighted to have received the Silver Award under the government’s Employer Recognition Scheme for support to the Armed Forces Community.
The awards, signed by the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff, are recognised as laudatory honours and aim to encourage employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same. The certificates were presented by Mr Warren Smith, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester, during the annual Armed Forces Business Awards held at the Monastery, Gorton.
The award was presented to the team for their support to Reservists, Service leavers, wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, the Cadet organisations and service families.
Lieutenant Colonel Steven Wotherspoon, Regional Employer Engagement Director for Ministry of Defence in North West England, said: “On behalf of the Ministry of Defence we are honoured to be able to recognise the level of support and commitment given to the Armed Forces by organisations in the region. Each recipient has demonstrated not only that they value the ethos of the Armed Forces but also that they are prepared to help Reservists, former servicemen and women and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers in the workplace. The experiences gained through service with the Reserve Forces or volunteering with the Cadet organisations equip individuals with invaluable life skills – motivation, self-discipline, confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership – all of which make a positive contribution to any organisation.”
“As a former member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces the employment support of our ex-serviceman is at the forefront of my division, and one of the key reasons I chose to work with and am proud to work for Jigsaw.”
Head of Special Projects at Jigsaw Medical, Phil Webster stated: “As a former member of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces the employment support of our ex-serviceman is at the forefront of my division, and one of the key reasons I chose to work with and am proud to work for Jigsaw.”
“Many of the Special Projects assignments in the hostile and remote arena require the skill-sets of Paramedics which were borne out of their service with the military. These skills could never be taught effectively in short timeframes to otherwise experienced Paramedics. These operators have proved to be an invaluable asset to both the division and the company as a whole.”
This award comes alongside Jigsaw being a signatory of the Corporate Covenant pledging our support to all current and ex-military personnel.