TA Plastic hailed for Armed Forces support

TA Plastic hailed for Armed Forces support

Spennymoor-based TA Plastic Supplies is one of only 22 UK businesses to have struck gold in this year’s Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The scheme is designed to recognise and thank employers who are supporting Armed Forces personnel and their families.

TA Plastics has two reservists in their team of 30 staff and gives flexibility to them to help them with training and any other needs.

John Humphreys, managing director, said: “I am hugely honoured to win this gold award which was very unexpected.

“It is important that we support everyone who is in the reserves to fulfil their duties with the Armed Forces and also ensure our businesses run smoothly.

“There are also benefits to my business as the leadership and man management expertise which has come onto the company as a result is excellent.”

Congratulating the winners, defence secretary, Michael Fallon said: “Every year the level of support from companies across Britain for the armed forces continues to grow.

“This commitment is making a real difference to everyone who serves and their families – whether giving Reservists more time to train or supporting veterans or spouses, they embody what the Armed Forces Covenant is about.

“To qualify for a Gold Award, employers must not only pledge their support but become advocates, encouraging others to do likewise.”


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