On the 29 October 2013, the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, hosted the first of what will now be an annual Armed Forces Charities reception at 10 Downing Street. At the event The Prime Minister also used the occasion to thank the first 50 companies to sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, including the first from Northern Ireland, RepKnight. The Corporate Covenant was launched in June this year giving business and charities the opportunity to sign an official written commitment that they will help improve the lives of the Armed Forces, their families and veterans who are working for or using their services.
Mr John Reid, RepKnight founder & CEO said :
“RepKnight are delighted to participate in the Ministry of Defence Corporate Covenant initiative and we look forward to supporting the programme and the UK armed forces community”
Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“It is also important that we have representatives from a great cross section of the 50 companies that have signed up to the Corporate Covenant here this evening. The whole nation owes a moral obligation to our troops and these companies are leading the way by making respect and support for the Armed Forces a part of everything they do. This is the first annual Armed Forces charities reception and I look forward to having as much to celebrate next year.”
Defence Minister Anna Soubry said:
“I am extremely pleased that so many companies have shown their support for the Armed Forces by signing up to the Corporate Covenant. Our Armed Forces and their families give everything to our country so it is only right that society, including businesses, recognise their tremendous contribution and sacrifice”
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