Murray Hills Solicitors become the first business in Bridlington to pledge our support to the UK Armed Forces
Murray Hills’ Director Alex Cartledge and Major Lisa Marr of the 4th Infantry Brigade sign the Armed Forces Covenant as (l-r) Regional Employer Engagement Director Richard Lenton, Martin Barmby, Michael Parkin and Mayor of Bridlington Cyril Marsburg look on.
As a firm, across our three offices, we have shown our support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at our head office in Bridlington and in doing so have become the first organisation in the town to officially pledge our support to the Armed Forces Community.
The signing was attended by Major Lisa Marr of the 4th Infantry Brigade Regional Employer Engagement Team and Richard Lenton, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Yorkshire and The Humber (RFCA).
Director Alex Cartledge said:
“It means a lot to us here at Murray Hills Solicitors to sign the Covenant as it formalises our on going commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. It has always been so important for us to give something back to those service men and women who do, or have done, so much for us.”
The Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community, and will see much closer collaboration between Murray Hills Solicitors and the Army based in Catterick Garrison, as well as the wider military forces in the area.
Maj. Marr said:
“We are absolutely delighted Murray Hills Solicitors has agreed to sign the Covenant and show its commitment to respecting and supporting the Armed Forces.
It is to everyone’s mutual benefit to recognise the value that our service personnel bring to the community. I’m really looking forward to looking at areas where we can work together over the coming years.”
Organisations which sign the Covenant also demonstrate recognition of the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families, contribute to business and the country.
The Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association (RFCA) in Yorkshire & The Humber is an independent, community-based organisation with responsibility for advising and assisting the Defence Council on issues concerning the 3,000 reservists and more than 8,500 cadets in the region.
With its headquarters in York, the RFCA helps to promote and support the Reserve Forces and Cadets across the region, and by harnessing the extensive knowledge and experience of its membership, works to build relationships and increase understanding between military and civilian communities.
Find more information on the RFCA here