About us

We give independent strategic advice to the Ministry of Defence about how it can most effectively develop its relationship with employers.

Who we are

The Board includes up to 15 members drawn from across the UK and between manufacturing and service industries, large and small companies and public sector including employer organisations. Membership may include representatives from the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress, the Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce.


We are responsible for:

  • providing informed and independent advice to the Secretary of State for Defence on employer support issues
  • facilitating strategic engagement with the business community, senior opinion formers and the employers for reservists to get the Defence message across to the commercial world


From 2015 our priorities will be:

  • to provide advice to the Ministry of Defence on how to develop its relationship with employers for Britain’s Reserve Forces
  • to help increase the MOD’s understanding of the current and future employer market in order that it can sustain the supply of reservists to meet the future needs of the armed forces