We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded with a Silver Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award. The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support the Armed forces and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Nottingham Forest Community Trust pledge to the nation to support those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families. This includes the continued support and offer of equal opportunities for members of the Armed Forces Community.

Jason Spiring is the Facility Manager at The Forest Sports Zone, he used to be a Royal Marine Recruit. He was based at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Devon, where he undertook training and lectures. Speaking about his experience in the military he said “The military had provided me with enhanced skills in periodic planning, organization, motivation, and keeping the mindset strong.”

Commenting on the announcement of the 2018 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP said:

“I am delighted to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards. A Silver award recognises the fantastic efforts of employers throughout the UK who have both elevated their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant and provided actual benefit to the Armed Forces Community. The winners should all be proud of the life-changing impact and fresh opportunities they are providing to our Reservists, veterans, wounded injured and sick and their families. We’ve seen a record number of winners this year, which shows that the Armed Forces family talent pool is also providing tangible business benefit.”