The Armed Forces Covenant for businesses is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant.
All covenants signed by businesses include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved
Each organisation is then encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a ‘menu’ of options for them to sign up to. This menu covers employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners, as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day, and discounts for the armed forces community. There is also an opportunity for companies and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances
Addition of 'A&E Harmonious Compliance Training Ltd', 'A2D Solutions Limited', 'Apollo Teaching Services Ltd' and 'Ashton Medical Group' armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of 'Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire' and 'Archway Services Ltd' armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of 'AeroSimulators Group Sensor Academy' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'Acacia Coaches Limited', 'Adecco', 'Admin Business Solutions Limited', 'Alan P. Fulton Artisan Goldsmith', 'Argyll Charters' and 'Ascent Flight Management Training Ltd' armed forces covenant pledges
Additions of 'AV Dawson Limited', 'A14 Integrated Delivery Team' and 'Ascot Care' armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of 'Albert & Flaherty Ltd' and 'Amgueddfa Cymru- National Museum of Wales' armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of 'Ahmadiyya Muslim Association' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'Agilient International Ltd' armed forces covenant
Addition of 'Airedale NHS Foundation Trust' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'Arc 24 Ltd', 'Aintree Hospital NHS Foundation Trust' and 'Anglian Windows Ltd' armed forces covenants
Addition of 'Arriva Plc', 'Atom Training' and 'Avenue 4 Forces' armed forces covenant pledges
Additional of 'After the Military' and 'Armstrong Richardson and Co Ltd' armed forces covenants
Addition of Adler & Allan armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of A & M Defence & Marine Services Ltd
Advance Logistics Support
Advantage Safety Ltd
Apleona HSG Limited
Armed Forces Covenant pledges.
Addition of AD2000 Security Ltd armed forces covenant.
Addition of Archer Associates and Armed Forces Community Hub armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Accord Housing Association and Army Grove TA Army of Mums armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Acceler8 Training, After the Military, Alcimi, Alford Technologies Ltd, Allan Webb Ltd, Alma Law, Ambassador Protection Ltd, AmmarM, Ant Art, Artrius International Ltd, Ascot Care, Ascot Care Agency,Assist Resourcing armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Activate Health and Well Being CIC, Ambulantphysiotherapy Ltd, Aquila Air Traffic Management Services Limited, ASC Connections Limited and Automatic Data Processing Limited (ADP) armed forces covenant.
Addition of ACA Print Holdings Limited armed forces covenant listings.
Addition of Academy Transformation Trust Further Education, Adept Pest Control Ltd, Apleona HSG Limited, ARC Academy UK Limited, Arif Autofix armed forces covenants.
Addition of Advanced Personnel Management Group (UK) Limited armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Arlington Automotive, Amicus Trust, Airis Limited, Amey (re-sign), and Artelia Group armed forces covenants.
Addition of Airvis Ltd armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of AAA Caring Caretaker Limited, Aberdein Considine & Co, Advanced Specialist Care, Alpha 1 Security Services (Inception Group Limited), Alpha Safety Training Limited, Altec Engineering Group, American Express, Anglian Demolition, Aquablast Ltd, Askari Tembo Ltd, Aspire Supported Living and Atlantic Online Media (Rewards For Forces) armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Agincare Group Ltd and Agincare Homes Holdings Ltd armed forces corporate covenant.
Addition of Athena Risk Ltd and Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce armed forces corporate covenant pledges.
Addition of Activ8 Learning and Anglia Indoors Karting armed forces corporate covenant pledges.
Addition of A.W Jenkinson Transport Ltd and Aspire Defence Services Ltd armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Access to Adventure Limited armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Ageas and Adcote School armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Arch Group and Aston University armed forces corporate covenant pledges.
Addition of Alcumus Group, Amazon Web Services and Aviation Requirements armed forces corporate covenant pledge.