Bury St Edmunds Your Marketing honoured for services to the military community
A marketing company has been honoured for its commitment to the military community.
Laura Morrison, managing director of Bury St Edmunds-based Your Telemarketing Ltd, has been awarded Gold Employer status in the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition 2021.
Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.
Only 140 companies nationally won the award in 2021, with 11 coming from East Anglia.
A military wife herself, Laura signed the Armed Forces Covenant in August 2018, to show her commitment and support.
It means her company, based on Well Street, helps those in the military community, predominantly outside of service, such as reservists, veterans, retirees and military wives.
“I am passionate about supporting the whole military community. As a military wife myself, I understand the difficulties faced in particular by wives to gain rewarding employment when their families are regularly relocated,” said Laura.
“Flexible working, around their families is often important, especially if their partners are posted away.”
Laura has been awarded the bronze, silver and now gold status over the last three years.
Gold status is awarded for those also helping to promote the armed forces covenant to other companies.
As part of the scheme, employees can offer automatic interviews to members of the military community or carry out work as simple as helping people with their CVs.
Leo Docherty, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, said: “I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.
“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the armed forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size, sector or location.”
The awards ceremony was hosted by the Honorable Artillery Company in London, the oldest regiment in the British Army.