British Gypsum Achieves Bronze from Armed Forces
British Gypsum is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Bronze Status in the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. Consequently, British Gypsum has been recognised for its work training armed forces’ staff for a Ministry of Defence (MOD) construction project in the Falkland Islands.
When the MOD required three new accommodation buildings to house their personnel on the Remote Radar Heads in the Falklands, they needed solid, soundproof materials that could be shipped to the islands easily. British Gypsum rose to the challenge by providing a host of materials and extensive training to educate the Military Construction Force on how to build the accommodation blocks.
It’s thanks to this work, and the on-going training that British Gypsum provides to the MOD, that that the company has been awarded the prestigious Armed Forces Covenant, officially becoming one of just 2000 companies to achieve this. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
British Gypsum hope to make its way up the ranks and achieve the silver award as its work with the MOD continues.