Clipper Logistics has become the latest company in the region to pledge its commitment to Britain’s Armed Forces.
Headquartered in Leeds, Clipper is a leading, award-winning provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment.
Deputy chief executive Emma Demsey, seated left, joined Colonel Julian Salusbury, seated right, to sign the Armed Forces Covenant under which the firm promises to support the military community.
With them were Clipper Group’s transport operations director Mick Doe, standing left, and HR manager Craig Toms, standing right .
Emma Demsey said: “We are proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. Veterans, throughout their service, make profound sacrifices for their country and we believe that, as a company, this is just one way in which we can show our thanks.”
Col Salusbury, who was representing the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is a wonderful way in which employers can express their commitment to the armed forces’ community and we are delighted that Clipper Group has pledged its support.
“The covenant recognises the company’s determination to acknowledge that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces should be treated with fairness and respect. We look forward to working with Clipper Group as it develops its workforce in line with the covenant and delivers on the pledge it has made.”
Clipper Group employs more than 9,000 people across its UK and European operations and draws heavily from ex-military when it recruits new staff.
Skills in abundance
Mick Doe who,like his colleague Craig Toms, is ex-military, said:
“The skills we look for in our employees are there in abundance among ex service people and we see it as part of our collective duty to play a role in supporting military personnel as they make the transition into civilian life.”
Learn more about the Armed Forces Covenant here.