Atlas Elektronik praised for Armed Forces support

Atlas Elektronik praised for Armed Forces support

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:50am 31st October 2019.

Dorset-based Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) has been praised for the support it provides the county's Armed Forces community.

The maritime technology company has achieved Silver membership of the Armed Forces Covenant - a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. 

Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset Angus Campbell presented the team with the award at a presentation last week.

Russell Warren HR director at Atlas Ekektronik UK said:

"This is an important and triumphant step in Atlas Elektronik UK showing its ongoing support for the Armed Forces community. 

"Many of our staff are members of the community, whether they are ex-service personnel, service spouses and partners, or members of the reserve forces.

"As a company we are determined to show our appreciation for their sacrifices, as well as our support for them, and all members of the Armed Forces community, should they find themselves in need." 

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AEUK actively participates in Armed Forces Day by holding charity events, as well as awareness campaigning and talks from AEUK's Reservist employees.

They also support services charities, including the Not Forgotten Association, which supports disabled and wounded service and ex-service personnel, and SSAFA, which works to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces community. 

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said: 

"These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across Britain and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one. 

"Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give."