The Directors of award-winning Retain Limited are thrilled to announce that they achieved the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award. This accolade follows the ERS silver and bronze awards which were attained last year.
Achieving the Gold Award reflects our continued commitment to supporting the armed forces community in a manner that aligns with the values of the Armed Forces Covenant.
Through a three-tier approach of bronze, silver and gold, the ERS scheme acknowledges employers’ different levels of commitment. It allows the Ministry of Defence to publicly thank and reward organisations for their support.
Retain Limited is privileged to have worked closely with the Royal Marines Charity (RMA) over the last few years. The RMA is a fantastic charitable organisation that provides lifetime support to the Royal Marines Family by any means required. We are delighted to offer our support, including mentoring and career opportunities for former service personnel.
With many of our employees previously serving in the Royal Marines, including Founder and Director Jamie Gibbs and Technical Director Darren Notman, we endeavour to offer employment opportunities to help former Royal Marines and other armed forces personnel adjust to their new lives as British civilians.
Retain Limited also strives to help educate, train and create bespoke career pathways tailored to individual skill sets to enable and encourage a successful and fulfilling life post-service.
In response to receiving the ERS Gold Award, Jamie Gibbs said: “We are truly honoured to have gained ERS Gold Award status.
“This is such a proud moment for everyone associated with Retain as we receive recognition for the endeavours we employ as a business to support the armed forces and veterans community.
“To have received all three ERS awards within 18 months is a wonderful achievement and must be applauded.
“Our new gold status further demonstrates to our staff and clients that we fully support the armed forces community and are a safe and trusted employer.”
The colour gold is familiar at Retain as we have been year-on-year winners of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Gold Award since 2016 for our ongoing commitment to health and safety.
Furthermore, we have recently announced our support for Plymouth Argyle Football Club by agreeing to be a principal sponsor for the next three seasons. A gold-coloured Retain logo appears on the Argyle playing shorts, reaffirming our gold standard in everything we do as a trusted three-in-one contractor operating in the construction and renewable energy sectors.
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