Meldrum Construction was honoured to receive our prestigious Silver Armed Forces Covenant in the post this week.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be no glamorous prize-giving ceremony, whereby we would have been presented our award by Her Majesties Lord Lieutenant for Perth & Kinross, Stephen Leckie.
The prestigious Silver Armed Forces Covenant is awarded by the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme to businesses that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community.
We join an exclusive list, as only around 900 businesses in the UK have the Silver accolade. It’s a great achievement to share the same accolade with some of the UK’s largest companies, such as Asda and British Airways to name a few.
What is The Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Both Meldrum and our Sister company, McLeod Glaziers proudly hold the highly acclaimed and competitive Silver Military Covenant, an achievement we are extremely proud to hold.
Mike Guild, Director of Surveying, said “We are delighted to have received our Silver award. As a family business, we are committed to giving back to our local community. We focus on employing local people and as part of this, ex-servicemen and women – we know they are solid, hardworking people who we are delighted to welcome into our team.”
This award has personal significance to our CEO, Derek Petterson, who served 7 years in the British Army as part of the Royal Tank Regiment.
Derek, commented, “As an ex-serviceman myself, I am delighted that Meldrum has been awarded the Silver award.
We do a great deal in our local community and we can use this award to continue doing so and also to raise awareness of the military in our local community.
I am very proud that both McLeods and Meldrum have the Silver accolade – next year we go for Gold…”