Award recognises council’s work with servicemen

From left: Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence Earl Howe, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson, deputy leader of Canterbury City Council Cllr Pat Todd and Rear Admiral Chris Gardner at the ceremony on HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

Canterbury City Council’s support for those serving or who have served in the Armed Forces has been recognised.

The authority’s armed forces champion and deputy leader Cllr Pat Todd and deputy chief executive Tricia Marshall collected the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award at the National Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth.

It recognises the work the council does to help former military personnel and their family members among its staff who play a vital role in delivering its services.

Cllr Todd said: “We are thrilled and honoured to receive this award in recognition of the hard work that has been done by the council and others.

“The whole process has been inspirational and we are determined to do even more and secure the Gold Award as soon as we can.

“It is crucial we continue to actively support, and encourage others to do the same, those who have made an enormous contribution to the nation’s defence and security.”


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