A representative from the Armed Forces Covenant visited SA Group to officially present the company with their Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.

The award recognises companies providing support and training to serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families. SA Group previously received the bronze and silver awards. The total number of Gold holders is now 493.

Jon Beake, Regional Employer Engagement at the Ministry of Defence presented the award to CEO Steve Jackson, CEO and Jeremy Osborne, Director who said: “Veterans make up a large proportion of SA Group employees and we are proud of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. We are delighted to win the Gold Award, it is a great achievement and a testament to the ongoing support of our company.”

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty said of the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award winners:

“I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.

The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”

Jeremy Osborne, Director at SA Group with Jon Beake, Regional Employer Engagement at the Ministry of Defence, and Steve Jackson, CEO at SA Group