At a reception on April 26, 2016 at the RAF Club in London’s Piccadilly, ISS senior management signed the commitment to the continuation of its support of the Armed Forces personnel into the civilian workspace.

The event, hosted by ISS, which is a leading global provider of facility services, was attended by over 50 guests that included the ISS Board, Ministry of Defence representatives and ISS stakeholders ranging from suppliers to clients.

Attendees presented case studies of the programmes developed for both Reservists and service leavers employed at ISS and highlighted the range of opportunities available to all.

Photo: Robert Robson, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity CEO, stands (far left) with guests of the ISS Armed Forces Covenant event

Keynote talks on the benefits of Reserve Service were provided by Defence Minister Mark Lancaster TD MP and Brigadier Mark van der Lande, CBE, Head of Reserves. Guests also provided examples of their work with both Reservists and ex-forces personnel. Stuart Tootal DSO OBE, Barclays Chief Security Officer, discussed the advantages to business of working with the Veteran Employment Transition Support (VETS) programme.

Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, Mark Lancaster, said: “ISS’s continued and growing commitment to the Armed Forces is hugely appreciated. Their wide-ranging support of the VETS initiative, positive approach towards the employment of Reservists, service leavers and their families and advocacy work through their supply chain is exemplary. We are very grateful for the efforts of businesses like ISS who are always looking to do more for those courageous servicemen and women who serve or have served our country.”