Clegg Construction recognised by Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

07 September 2022

Clegg Construction is thrilled to have been recognised by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in testament to the company’s continued support of the armed forces community.

The construction company originally added its name to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2017, which represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.

Since then, Clegg has been successful in self-nominating for a bronze award, joining thousands of companies across the UK in supporting the Armed Forces community, which includes encouraging the recruitment of reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

The company currently employs ex-military personnel in several roles, with one such employee being Gary Shout – Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager, who has been with the Clegg Group for 12 years. Gary commented: “Having spent 26 years in the Armed Forces as an infantry solider, then attaining the rank of WO1 (Regimental Sergeant Major), I enjoy being part of a company that understands the critical importance of working as a team to achieve mutual objectives.

“I fully support the Armed Forces Covenant and everything it stands for, and it’s excellent to see more organisations like Clegg doing their bit to help ensure those who serve or have served (and their loved ones) are treated fairly.”

Simon Blackburn, Managing Director at Clegg Construction, added: “Clegg is proud to have been recognised as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme – and prouder still to have several former members of the Armed Forces community on our skilled team of employees, whose knowledge and measured approaches have been instrumental in supporting the business’s continued growth and expansion.

“Over the past 3 years, we have significantly strengthened our connection with the armed forces community by working closely with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to undertake a range of construction and refurbishment schemes across a range of RAF properties in the East of England as part of Scape’s Regional Construction framework.

“We are so pleased to have received this acknowledgement and look forward to continuing our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.”
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