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Gold MoD accolade for Aggregate Industries

AFC Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award

Company receives highest recognition for outstanding commitment to the armed forces community

AGGREGATE Industries have been awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the armed forces community.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) accolade, which was announced today (16 July) by Defence Minister Leo Docherty, represents the highest badge of honour and is awarded to businesses that employ and support both those that serve as well as veterans and their families.

The award acknowledges that Aggregate Industries demonstrate their forces-friendly credentials as part of their recruitment process, and that they ensure their wider workforce is aware of the positive policies for defence personnel.

The award also acknowledges that Aggregate Industries provide 10 extra days of paid leave for reservist employees and has supportive HR policies in place for veterans, reserves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, and the spouses/partners of those serving in the armed forces.

Dragan Maksimovic, chief executive officer of Aggregate Industries, said: ‘As proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant, we are delighted to receive the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for our commitment to the armed forces community.

‘We are proud that our workforce includes reservists, veterans, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and the spouses of those serving in the armed forces, and are grateful for the invaluable experience, skills and expertise they bring to Aggregate Industries. We look forward to continuing our pledge to support them.’

Bruce Spencer, regional employer engagement director at the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: ‘Aggregate Industries are worthy winners of the MoD’s Gold Award for employers, as they have shown such widespread and deep support of our nation’s armed forces family. They should be very proud of this significant achievement.’

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