Alnwick broadband business makes pledge to support armed forces community
Alnwick based rural broadband experts, Alncom, have signed the highly respected Armed Forces Covenant.
Counting over a third of their staff as former armed forces personnel, it's a pledge that is close to the company's heart.
Alncom director of operations Dave Swanston. who was in The Grenadier Guards, said: "This is something we are extremely proud of and being ex-military myself, I know and understand the level of support we can provide.”
Other staff with an armed forces background include Andy Maylett (Royal Corps of Signals), John Parker (4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards), Tim Bendix (Coldstream Guards), Tony Hadfield (Royal Artillery) and John Grieve (RAF Regiment).
An Armed Forces Covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.
Alncom will now be eligible for a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze award.
There are Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the armed forces community.