Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown last night collected the organisation’s Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award at a presentation service hosted by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and attended by HRH Prince Harry.
As reported in August, the capital’s transport agency is one of five London-based employers to receive a Gold award from the scheme which honours organisations that sign the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrate “outstanding support” for current and former service personnel.
Also honoured last night was the Metropolitan Police which was represented by Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt.
Sir Michael Fallon said: “This year’s Gold award winners should be extremely proud of the work they are doing to live up to the Armed Forces Covenant pledge and to promote the pledge to others.
“I’m delighted to recognise employers who make it crystal clear that regardless of size, location, or sector, employing people with military skills is good for business. I hope others follow their example, thereby delivering a better deal for veterans and armed forces families.
Welcoming TfL’s Gold Award, Mr Brown said: “The technical expertise and skills that ex-service personnel have developed during their military service, such as problem-solving and working under pressure, are ideal for a number of roles within the transport industry and we are proud to count them amongst our employees.”