The greatest honour – a military award

Military Award

Military Award Although we obviously love to see and hear about our business within the news, none bring us greater sense of pride than when it involves our Humanitarian or personal side – articles like this one (which features on the Bedfordshire on Sunday paper and website).

Launched in 2014, the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) recognizes businesses who give their continued support to the Defence and Armed Forces community. Including the Reserves, Service leavers, Veterans and their families. Five of the six branch managers currently under our employment are ex Non-Commission Officers with at least five others in other roles. We were proud to send our operations manager, Mike Hart-King, to pick up our award.

In case you don’t receive the Beds on Sunday, I’ve pasted the article below:

Dunster House given top military award for its service to the armed forces community


A BEDFORD-based garden buildings company has been recognised by the Armed Forces Covenant for its support of the military community.

This week the operations manager of Dunster House, Mike Hart-King, accepted the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

To qualify for a silver award Dunster House needed to demonstrate it employs at least one member of the Armed Forces community. That it shows flexibility towards training commitments of Reservist employees. And also be actively supportive to cadet instructors, veterans and their families.

CEO Chris Murphy, who is ex-military himself, said:

“We are committed to actioning the Armed Forces Covenant as the country owes a lot to personnel coming into Civvy Street and who frequently need a guiding hand.

“Ex forces myself; I understand that the transferable skills that have been embodied into military personnel are a valuable asset to any Company. We will always focus on providing opportunities for those who have put their lives on the line”

March 30, 2016

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