Alnwick broadband business makes pledge to support armed forces community

Alnwick based rural broadband experts, Alncom, have signed the highly respected Armed Forces Covenant.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 1:23 pm

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).

Alncom staff with an armed forces background.
Alncom staff with an armed forces background.

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.

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Dave Swanston was in The Grenadier Guards.

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Andy Maylett was in the Royal Corps of Signals.
Trooper John Parker, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards.
Captain (now Major) Tim Bendix, The Coldstream Guards.
Sergeant Tony Hadfield, Royal Artillery.
Cpl John Grieve, RAF Regiment.