As part of a government drive for businesses, local authorities and the community to support the Armed Forces, Shrewsbury College and the Army today signed a historic covenant agreement.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says that partners will do all they can to ensure Armed Forces personnel are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
To date more than 800 businesses and charities throughout the UK have signed an Armed Forces Covenant.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces”, commented Principal of Shrewsbury College, Steve Wain. “As part of the agreement we will have an army cadet attachment moving to the College campus and we will work closely on a number of joint initiatives with all of the Armed Forces.”
To witness and celebrate the signing of the Covenant by Steve Wain and Colonel Richard Maybery QGM, the Army hosted a Business Breakfast at the College on Wednesday 20th April. Many businesses attended plus Army personnel and key Shrewsbury College representatives.
“Today is significant for both parties,” said senior Army representative, Lt Col Jones. “The Corporate Covenant gives businesses and charities the opportunity to sign an official written commitment that they will help improve the lives of the Armed Forces, their families and veterans who are working for or using their services. We are delighted with the enthusiastic support shown by Shrewsbury College.”