Consulting Development Engineers

GOLD AWARD WINNERS M-EC URGE OTHERS TO SUPPORT ARMED FORCES

rosie james wearing reservist uniform with eddie mewies the managing director of m-ec

M-EC Consulting Development Engineers, became the first recipient of the Gold award in the East Midlands and the first small business in the UK to achieve the award in 2016.

The Gold Employer Recognition Scheme award is the Ministry of Defence’s prestigious badge of honour for organisations who have demonstrated outstanding support for the Armed Forces community.

 

Edward Mewies, Managing Director for M-EC Consulting Development Engineers, said: “I have a very strong sense of duty to recognise and support those that make or have made such significant commitments to serve their country.  Through my Advocacy work I hope to encourage not only my colleagues at work but also the wider community to do the same. 

 

“Reservists bring skills and experience to our workplace that we can all learn from. They are relentless in their drive to succeed and keep pushing on through challenges to achieve their goals. They display commitment, leadership and organisational skills and it’s a fantastic honour to employ those who serve to protect us.

 

M-EC Consulting Development Engineers have a host of company initiatives and policies in place to encourage and support Service personnel in its workforce, including an additional two weeks leave a year for Reservist training, support staff in the cadets and providing discounts to armed forces and to celebrate Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day.

 

Rosie James, aged 39, has worked for M-EC Consulting Development Engineers for 6 years as Associate Director for M-EC Acoustic Air. She has also been an Army Reservist for 4 years, serving as a Driver in 203 Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps in Loughborough.

 

Rosie said: “My civilian and Reserve roles are very different in terms of the actual job and level of responsibility, however they both require confidence, leadership and people skills. As a Reserve I undertake leadership courses which benefit both roles as they take me out of my comfort zone.

 

“I’m really lucky that M-EC are very supportive of my Reservist commitments and provide me with an additional two weeks paid leave for training for courses that cannot be done outside of my normal working hours.

 

“Being a Reserve is incredibly rewarding and in a lot of ways it is completely different to my day job, in a sense I am simultaneously building two different careers. It can feel like a lot of hard work but I never regret it and I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends.”

 

Gold Award winning employers have to first make pledges under the Armed Forces Covenant, then demonstrate and advocate their support for the Armed Forces.

 

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant at www.gov.uk and search for ‘Armed Forces Covenant’

 

Read the full story in The Reservist here.

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