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Just two days after Armed Forces Day (June 29 2019), one of Wales’ largest companies, Admiral, has today (1 July 2019) pledged to support its reservist employees at a special signing and engagement event at their Cardiff HQ.

Reservists are a crucial part of the Defence family, and by implementing protective and flexible workplace policies, employers are empowering their employees to make a real difference to their personal and professional development.

At its heart, Admiral works hard to provide a happy place to work, where challenge, fun, opportunity and career development are encouraged, and work-life balance respected. Admiral has long supported its almost 7,500 Wales-based employees to pursue this ethos in other areas outside of work.


The event comprised activities led by active reservists for Admiral employees, which tested them on the skills essential for the personnel in the reserve forces, such as puzzle-solving and team working.

Reservists also managed exhibition stands, visited by Royal Marines Brigadier Jock Fraser MBE ADC (Naval Regional Commander in Wales) and Colonel Nick Lock OBE (Deputy Commander, 160th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Wales). They were introduced to senior staff, before the formal signing of the Covenant Agreement.

Brigadier Fraser Royal Marines was the senior military covenant signatory. He said:

“It was a real privilege to sign the Armed Forces Covenant with Admiral today. In signing the Covenant, Admiral has formally recognised the serving regular and reserve personnel, veterans and their service families and their contribution to the community in Wales.

“The Armed Forces continue to enjoy tremendous support from the people of Wales and I hope that the pledge today from such a high profile Welsh-based company will inspire other organisations and businesses to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, too.”

Andrew Viazzani, Admiral Head of Recruitment and Training, said:

“Admiral is delighted today to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and show our commitment to supporting our Armed Forces, and realising the enormous value they can bring to business.”

Employers can support their reservist workforce by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.

Almost 120 employers in Wales have signed the Covenant to ensure the Armed Forces community has the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

Most public sector organisations are already on board and it’s possible that somewhere in their supply chain, a private business can find a way to provide support.

The programme in Wales is delivered by the RFCA for Wales Regional Employer Engagement Directors on behalf of Defence Relationship Management.

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales, visit the RFCA for Wales Engagement pages here.

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