20/03/2017

Armed Forces Covenant Gets Royal Approval


Alcumus, the UK’s market-leading provider of technology-enabled business assurance and compliance risk management solutions, was delighted to introduce its Armed Forces veterans working for the company to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales during its official head office opening on 24th February.

Alcumus is a pro-active supporter of ex-service men and women, and recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to their business. Alcumus has pledged its support to the Armed Forces Covenant and is an active supporter of Team Endeavour, which raises money and awareness for children and families of the Armed Forces who are suffering through illness, hardship and poverty. 

Martin Smith, Alcumus CEO said: “We are incredibly proud of the fact that 10% of our workforce are ex-service men and women, and as our involvement with the Armed Forces Covenant is of mutual interest to HRH The Prince of Wales, it was appropriate to have our veterans present on the day.”

HRH The Prince of Wales talked at length to all the veterans during his visit, all adorned with their medals.  They had attended a dinner held for them by Alcumus the night before.  Amongst the veterans working for Alcumus is Rory Underwood, Business Development Director and former rugby union player, who said:

“It’s a great day for Alcumus to have Prince Charles open our new office here in South Wales. From my point of view as a former member of the RAF it’s also good to see that Alcumus is a big supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant. We are very proud that 10% of our workforce is ex-military. HRH has spent a lot of time today speaking to our employees who served in the Armed Forces including those who are still in service as members of the Reserves.”

On His Royal Highness’s visit, The Prince of Wales commended Alcumus’ support and commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. For the HRH The Prince of Wales’ speech on the day, click here.

Alcumus pledges to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by supporting the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers. 

Alcumus strives to support the employment of Service spouses and partners and endeavours to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment.