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 'Newcroft Training & Recruitment Limited' and 'Oakman Architecture Ltd' armed forces covenant pledges
Changed name of 'PeoplePlus' covenant to 'PeoplePlus Group Limited'
Addition of 'PeoplePlus' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'OSATO Ltd' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'National Express Limited', 'NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group', 'Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust' and 'Pools Surplus Stores' armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of 'Pembrokeshire College', 'Pro Steel Engineering Limited' and 'Prometheus Medical Ltd' armed forces covenant pledges
Addition of Oswestry School armed forces pledge
Addition of Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service armed forces covenant, and edit to Nuffield Health armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of N Compass Northwest
NHS Medway CCG
NIB Rail Limited
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Open Minds Therapy
Pareto Facilities Management Limited
armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Nick Allan & Associates Ltd
Polaris Training Ltd
armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Nomad Associates, Pearson Engineering, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Prospects Services and PSA Foundation armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of NHS Western Isles Western Isles Hospital, Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd, Norse Group, Northampton Rugby Football Club, Nps Group, NVC Security, O2, OCS Group UK LTD, Plc Activities Club, Plymouth Argyle Football Co Ltd, Portcullis Legals armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Northern Trust Armed Forces Covenant pledge.
Addition of Nottinghamshire Police, Onward Homes, Orbit Group Limited, Polaris Operations armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Newport Live, Nice-Pak International, and Northcott Global Solutions armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Pinnacle Document Solutions Armed Forces Covenant pledge.
Have changed National Air Traffic Services Ltd to NATS Ltd.
Addition of Nacro, Net Zero Buildings Limited, NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Nottingham Forest Community Trust, Nottingham Trent University, Poppy Trail Tours armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Norman Rourke Pryme, Public Health Wales, Peace of Mind Response Ltd and Pest Go Limited armed forces covenant pledges.
New Leaf Life Design, Northumbria University, Olive Tree Training, ORCA LGS Solutions Ltd, Peacehaven Town Council, Portcullis Legals armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Oakham Medical Practice and Northamptonshire Police armed forces covenant.
Addition of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group and OPUK GROUP armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of NQA, Nationwide Assistance Group, Network Training Partnership, Next Level Security Services Limited, Nexus-Protect, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Options Skills Ltd, PB Multi-Sport UK, PH7 Accountancy & Taxation Services Limited, Partner Together Ltd, Patrick Parsons Ltd Waterloo House, Pattonair (Derby) Limited, Penair School, Port Of Felixstowe, and Purple Squirrel Storage armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of North East Chamber of Commerce armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of National Air Traffic Services Limited and Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of North Hill Hotel, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation and Priority Freight armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Proudhouse Property Management armed forces corporate covenant.
Addition of Northern Regeneration CIC: armed forces corporate covenant pledge
Addition of Northumbria Police and Office of the Police and Crime armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Proelium Law armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Naval Military and Air Force Bible Society armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Added Px Limited armed forces covenant pledge.
Added Nationwide Health, Northover House Day Nursery, Nouveau Solutions, Pakistan Forum, P&M Movers and Pentalpha Armed Forces Covenants.
Added Parity Trust and Principal Teachers Armed Forces Covenants.
Updated list of Armed Forces Covenants: M.B.Roche and Sons Ltd, Nationwide Cleaners, NHS Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, Onions and Davis Ltd, Owen Taylor and Sons Ltd, Primas Media, Public Relations and Communications Association
Added Nimbus Ninety and National Association of Round Tables Britain and Ireland, and Oil Guru (part of Woodrow Energy Group).
Added Nuffield Health.
Added: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and On Course Foundation pledges.
Added signed pledge for Open Briefing.
Added signed pledges for: One To One Support Services Limited and Nichol Associates Ltd.
Added signed pledge for PoppyScotland.
Added Permali Gloucester Ltd.
Added Pennine Healthcare.
Added Outlook South West, PGI Protection Group International & poweredbypie.
Added Norse Commercial Services and Pencari Ltd.
Added NHS Orkney
Added a signed pledge for Olive Branch Fostering.
Added signed pledge for Pervade Software Ltd.
Added a signed pledge for Project People Limited.
Added new covenant pledge for Nudge Factory Ltd.
Added new covenant pledge for NWDF Ltd.
Added new covenant pledge for Police Credit Union Ltd.
Added new covenant pledge for PTPI Limited, Perenco UK, Petans Ltd.
Added re-signed covenant pledge for Pertemps Limited and added new covenant pledge for Nova Hreod Academy, Paragon Automotive Ltd, Pate’s Grammar School.
Added new covenant pledges for Northumbria Calvert Trust, Plymouth City Bus, Portmeirion Group UK Limited.
Added signed pledges for Port St Mary Commissioners, Power In Numbers Limited and Protem HGV Ltd.
Added new covenant pledge for Plane Saver Credit Union Ltd.
Added a signed pledge for Novaglaze Limited.
Added pledges for National Air Cargo, No 18 Barristers Chambers.
Added Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Covenant pledge.
Added NWMAS Ltd covenant pledge.
Added PA Consulting Group
Added signed pledge for Old Swinford Hospital.
Added Political Lobbying and Media Relations Ltd
Added signed pledge for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Added signed pledges for North Wales Stoves Ltd, Pen y Bryn Farm and Holiday Cottages, and Project Fortis.
Removed pledge for Octavian Continental Limited as they have rebranded and signed a new pledge as CE Security.
Added signed pledges for Nash Entertainment Centres Ltd and Ouse Creative Limited.
Added signed pledges for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, and NT CadCam Ltd.
Added new Covenant pledge for Portakabin Group.
Added Covenant pledge for Pathfinder Expeditions UK Ltd.
Included link to Holt's Military Banking.
Added new covenant pledge for Outpost Highlands SCIO, Premier Oil plc.
Added a signed pledge for Phizz Ltd.
Added signed pledge for Plymouth Science Park.
Included new covenant pledges for NHBC, Network Rail.