“Hull City Council is one of the top local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region for the support it offers the military.
“As a local authority, we’ve innovated and developed all sorts of different ways in which we and our partners can support the armed forces community,.
“For reservists, the single most important thing that makes a difference in the workplace is the support of employers and at Hull City Council we are very supportive employers and encourage our staff in their military roles.
“As a result we’ve won a Gold Award under the Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for the support we give employees who serve as reservists and cadet force adult volunteers.
“I’m enormously privileged, honoured and humbled to have been appointed as honorary colonel to 150 Regiment. My family are from Hull and I have worked in this area since the start of my public service career. I believe it’s really important that we continue to support our reservists, veterans and armed forces here in the city.”