LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS RECEIVES SILVER AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR SUPPORT OF THE ARMED FORCES
Family-owned funeral business CPJ Field has been awarded the 2019 Silver Employer Recognition Awards from the Ministry of Defence, celebrating the company’s continued support of members of the armed forces. The presentation, which took place on board the historic ship HMS VICTORY in Portsmouth, was attended by both Jeremy and Charlie Field, who received the prestigious award from The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson.
The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) was launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant; a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. 22 businesses were awarded the Silver Award.
Charlie Field, Deputy Chairman of CPJ Field & Co commented:
“Receiving the Silver ERS Award is a wonderful recognition of our company’s support of the Armed Forces’ family. A number of our workforce have served in the Forces or are currently serving in the Reserve or Cadet forces; the skills, approach and positivity they inject into our working day contributes hugely to the overall atmosphere and culture of CPJ Field. It was an honour to receive the award as it highlights the value the Armed Forces’ community adds in supporting our customers on a daily basis.”
The fantastic Army Medical Service Ensemble welcomed guests to the Historic Dockyard and the evening culminated with the Beating Retreat, played by the superb Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth. The Salute was taken by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire and Rear Admiral Mike Bath, Flag Officer Reserves.