Earlier in the summer Offploy was delighted to learn that we had been granted the Ministry of Defence's prestigious Silver Award in their Employer Recognition Scheme. This is a level of recognition granted to a select few employers including some of major high street names. It means that Offploy is recognised by the MoD as being supportive of military reserves and veterans in our policies and procedures but more widely in the culture of how we operate.
Left to right - Mr James Dick, OBE, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of East Riding of Yorkshire; Rik Willis, Team Leader - Offploy; Jacob Hill, MD - Offploy; and Commodore Phil Waterhouse ADC RN, Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man.
MD Jacob Hill and Rik Willis, who formed Offploy (Veterans) together, were thrilled to attend a glittering awards ceremony in York in October to accept the award on behalf of the whole of Offploy. The award was presented by Commodore Phil Waterhouse ADC RN, Naval Regional Commander Northern England and Isle of Man, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenants of each of the Ridings of Yorkshire. The event was organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Reserve Forces and Cadets Association and was attended by representatives of the three Armed Services.
Jacob Hill said: "I am delighted to receive the MoD ERS Silver Award. Offploy was founded to give people another chance in life and it is absolutely right that we include veterans and reservists in our business. This award is a fantastic recognition that Offploy understands the skills and experience that veterans and reservists can bring to us as an employer and we are grateful to the Ministry of Defence for giving us the prestigious Silver Award."