Published on 20 July, 2006
ADT Fire and Security was recognised for its support of members of the Reserve Forces at a reception hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, at his Clarence House residence, on Wednesday. ADT employs 18 Reservists, of which 6 have been mobilised for service in Iraq.
Hazel Nugent, ADT's Corporate HR Manager for Europe & South Africa, was one of more than 50 employers from across the UK who attended the reception. She said: "We are proud to support our Reservists. They perform a crucial role for the nation, often at great personal sacrifice. As an employer, we also benefit from the skills and experience they gain from working in high-pressure and difficult circumstances. We give them our full support."
ADT was thanked not only for its support for employees who are mobilised but also for its continuing efforts to provide work experience and employment opportunities to ex-servicemen.
Thanking the employers, The Prince of Wales said: "The Reserve Forces are vital as an integral part of the Armed Forces. Releasing valuable employees for mobilisation can place a considerable burden on employers and I would like to express my appreciation to the companies involved. There is an enormous debt that is owed to employers"
Tim Corry, Campaign Director of SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers), which organised the event, said: "Mobilisation can be a time of concern for Reservists and employers alike. Having the support of their employer makes a huge difference to Reservists. SaBRE's role is to listen to employers' concerns, relay these to the MOD, and support employers by providing information on the benefits, rights and obligations associated with employing a member of the Volunteer Reserve Forces".
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