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 Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Church of Scotland and CSEC4 armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Consortio Security and CPJ Field & Co. Ltd armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Cornwall Training & Consultancy Ltd and Cottage Loaf Bakery armed forces covenants.
Addition of Cetsat Ltd, Charmwood Risk Management Limited, Cromwell College of IT and Management Ltd armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Church of England Diocese of Lichfield and CPC Training Solutions Ltd armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of CDS Defence Support, Care UK, Caressa Kahn, Centrica Plc, Chemring Group Plc, Cheshire Combat Supplies, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust, Civil Service Healthcare Society, Colchester Institute Colchester Campus, Conduit Engagement (re-sign), Continental Data Graphics Ltd Monkswell House, Crest Co-operative, Curzon Ashton Football Club, and Cysec Professionals Ltd armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of Chemring Defence UK armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Carmichael and Cushman & Wakefield armed forces covenant pledge.
Update of Compass Group UK & Ireland, Changing Lives, Chichester College, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors armed forces corporate covenant pledges.
Cains Group Limited: armed forces corporate covenant pledge
Addition of Cardinal Newman Catholic School armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Chiltern Ranges, City Cabs, Community Central Café armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Cardiff and Vale College and Cathodic Protection Co Ltd armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Carpenter and Co armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Choice Care and update of Compass Group UK and Ireland armed forces corporate covenant pledges.
Addition of Candlelight Homecare Services and Carbon60 armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Clyde Bergemann Ltd armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Added County Battery Services Limited armed forces covenant pledge.
Added Cover Express and Curry Lounge Armed Forces Covenants.
Added Child Safety Media, Cranfield University and Cricket Beyond the Boundary Line Armed Forces Covenants.
Updated list of Armed Forces Covenants: Capco, Colchester United Football Club, CSC Computer Sciences Ltd
Added a new pledge for Computer Network Defence Ltd and a re-signed pledge for Charter Management Institute.
Added Charter Security Limited: armed forces corporate covenant pledge
Added signed pledges for Central Management Catalogue Agency (UK) Ltd, Colymer Management Services and County Marquees Ltd.
Added Civvy Futures, Clive Owen LLP and C S Hodges & Sons Ltd
Added armed forces corporate covenant pledges for: Castlerock Recruitment Group Limited, Chartered Management Institute, Chillflame Limited, Cobalt, Combat Pest Control, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
Added: Canterbury Christ Church University pledge.
Added signed pledges for Church View Funeral Directors, Conduit Engagement, Conquest Oil Company, and Curbside Gaming Ltd.
Added signed pledge for City & Guilds Group.
Added: Consultancy and Training Services.
Added Construction Composites Ltd.
Added Callcredit Information Group Limited and Callcredit Consumer Limited.
Added: Chloe Care Ltd.
Added Cafe Tabou and Colchester Hospital University
Added signed pledges for Citibank N.A. (London Branch) and College for Military Veterans and Emergency Services.
Added signed pledges for Capita PLC and Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Added a signed pledge for Complete Training Solution LTD.
Added new covenant pledge for Calvert Trust Exmoor.
Added new covenant pledges for CBRE Ltd, Coasters Hotel & Holiday Apartments.
Added new Corporate covenant pledge for Concise Training Ltd.
Added signed pledge for C3IA Solutions Limited.
Added new covenant pledge for Cheltenham College.
Replaced Conops LLP with resigned Conops Global Ltd.
Added new covenant pledges for C M Downton (Haulage Contractors) Ltd, Calicoclair.
Added Cowley Groves & Company Limited, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Covenant pledges.
Added new covenant pledge for Cadence Consultancy.
Added new covenant pledge for Carillionamey.
Pledges for companies beginning with D have been moved to a new page. Added a signed pledge for Children’s University Scotland.
Added signed pledges for Century System Scaffolding Ltd, Cleverstudentlets Ltd and Dorcas Media.
Added CPPC Logistic Group of Companies Ltd,
Added signed pledges for Concord Rangers Football Club and Cross Deck.
Added a signed pledge for Drake International UK Ltd.
Added new pledge for Domus Financial Services.
Updated the Cammell Laird pledge and added a signed pledge for CE Security.
Added a signed pledge for Central Laundry.
Added a signed pledge for Communications Audit UK Ltd.
Added new covenant pledge for D J Rees Decorating Services Ltd.
Added signed pledges for Drug and Alcohol Charities Wales (DACW) consortium, Conops LLP, and Cammell Laird.
Added new Covenant pledges for Coleg Cambria, Derwent London plc.
Added new covenant pledges for Doosan Babcock Ltd, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.
Added new Covenant pledge for Cable Telecommunications Training Services Limited.
Added new covenant pledges for Chesterfield Special Cylinders.
Added new covenant pledge for Domestic and General Group Ltd.
Added a signed pledge for Dover Grammar School for Girls.
Added new pledges for Coveris Flexibles UK Ltd, and Dark Blu Inc Limited.
Added Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd covenant pledge.
Added Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
Added Christopher James Financial Solutions Ltd, Distance Learning College and Training, Drumgrange Ltd.