The Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for support of the armed forces has been granted to the team at Crowne Plaza Plymouth. The awards launched in 2014 are in place to recognise organisations that employ and support those who serve, as well as the full spectrum of defence personnel, including veterans and their families.
To be recognised as ‘gold standard’ by the Employer Recognition Scheme, organisations must provide ten extra paid days leave for reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, reserves and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the armed forces.
Crowne Plaza is one of 140 companies that have received Gold status, which acts as a testament to the longstanding commitment to the local community and members of the armed forces the hotel provides.
Philip Rankin, general manager at the Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised with Gold status for the support we provide to our armed forces. The military is a significant part of the Plymouth community, and we are honoured to be able to give back.”
Sales manager, Lauren Rogers, who has been leading the scheme, said: “The Crowne Plaza Plymouth was the first hotel to become members of the Armed Forces Covenant when we signed up in 2018, and we are absolutely delighted to be the first hotel in Plymouth to achieve this prestigious award. We have built fantastic relationships with the local forces in our community and will continue to strengthen these connections as we move forward.”
Baz Green, Regimental Sergeant Major at 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, added: “Over the past 12 months, 29 Commando Regt RA has continued to build on our relationship with the Crowne Plaza hotel, which has grown from strength to strength and now feels more akin to a partnership.
“Having a local business that is committed to the Armed Forces Covenant is deeply reassuring for the circa 400 commandos based in the Royal Citadel. Our people have directly benefitted from this commitment, and we are confident that this will continue to improve the lived experience of our personnel.”
The Armed Forces Covenant is a cross-government initiative that promises to ensure those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
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