Ipswich office of Police Mutual Assurance Society receives Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme silver award

The Deputy Commander of 7 Infantry Brigade and HQ East, Col Stuart Williams, and the Lord Lieutenant

The Deputy Commander of 7 Infantry Brigade and HQ East, Col Stuart Williams, and the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Sir Hugh Duberly, present Robin Williams of the Police Mutual Assurance Society with the firm's silver award under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. - Credit: Archant

The Police Mutual Assurance Society is among 10 businesses from around East Anglia to have received a silver award under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The programme honours support given by employers to defence personnel including reservists, veterans, the wounded, injured and sick, spouses and cadet force adult volunteers.

Robin Williams of Police Mutual – which has an office in Turret Lane, Ipswich, following its acquisition two years ago of Forces Financial, of which Mr Williams was a founder – was presented with the award during a ceremony at Emmanuel College in Cambridge.

He said: “Our team is a blend of people, many with links to the military family including partners of serving personnel, reserves and veterans who are working to support our group vision of ‘A better tomorrow for those who protect us today, by making their lives easier, happier and longer’.

“The ERS Silver Award is a fantastic recognition of the commitment of the team and we look forward to supporting the military family for years to come.”

The awards were presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Sir Hugh Duberly, and the Deputy Commander of 7 Infantry Brigade and HQ East, Col Stuart Williams.

Kristina Carrington, regional employer engagement director for the Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association in East Anglia, said: “Any business, no matter its size or industry, can seek to be recognised for the support they give defence personnel.

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“I invite businesses to get in touch via our website earfca.org.uk/employers to find out how they can demonstrate their support.”