CITY firms are proud to be supporting the new Armed Forces Covenant website launched by the government.

Clever Student Lets signed up for the Covenant and employs 5 veterans running its multi-million pound maintenance operations looking after its extensive student property portfolio across the city.

Henry Hutchins, chief executive of CSL, said: “This is an easily accessible site and format for people and companies in Plymouth to support the Armed Forces Covenant.”

Kevin Kelway, director of Dorcas Media, said: “We are supporting the Covenant in practical ways like media awareness and spreading the word to other local community groups, organisations, and businesses.”

Over 900 companies and organisations across the UK have now signed the Covenant.

A government spokesman, added: “The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to those who serve or have served, and their families, that they should be treated with fairness and respect by communities, economy and society they serve.”

“This means recognising that service creates particular challenges for our personnel, past and present, and their families that aren’t faced by the rest of the population.”

“This could be the challenge of maintaining a UK credit rating when military personnel and their families are posted overseas, the impact on children’s education of frequent relocation, getting support to transition into a new career, or help getting onto the property ladder.”

Any Plymouth businesses or organisations looking for more info about the new Armed Forces website by visiting:  www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk



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