The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to have been awarded the Bronze Award in The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme awards employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, who align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

To receive the Bronze Award we had to:

  • self-nominate and pledge to support the armed forces, including existing or prospective employees who are members of the community
  • sign the Armed Forces Covenant 
  • promote being armed forces-friendly and open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners

After completing the 3 simple steps above we received our first Bronze Award along with an electronic certificate and logos to display on our website, stationery and other collateral.

The scheme is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised. We would encourage you to get involved and apply.

For more information and to nominate your organisation for this award, follow this link.