Businesses

As a business, you can support the Armed Forces community and the Covenant by:

Mitigating the impacts of Service life on your customers from the Armed Forces community

You might provide goods or services to:

  • Currently serving Regular or Reserve members of the UK Armed Forces
  • Family members of someone serving, or formerly serving, in the UK Armed Forces
  • Bereaved family members of someone who died on service in the UK Armed Forces
  • Service leavers and former members (‘veterans’) of the UK Armed Forces

Some of these customers might face disadvantages compared to the general population, arising from Service life, such as being ineligible for certain products due to a requirement to serve overseas. You might be able to mitigate some of these disadvantages. There might also be opportunities for you to offer special provision to those who have sacrificed the most, such as the injured and the bereaved.

Employing members of the Armed Forces community

You might employ:

  • Currently serving Reserve members of the UK Armed Forces
  • Family members of someone serving, or formerly serving, in the UK Armed Forces
  • Bereaved family members of someone who died on service in the UK Armed Forces
  • Service leavers and Veterans of the UK Armed Forces

You can be a Forces friendly employer of members of the Armed Forces community, receive awards that recognise your commitment to the Covenant, and get help and advice. Follow the link below to find out more about employing members of the Armed Forces community.

Show your support

Sign the Covenant, apply for Covenant funding, or use the Covenant branding. Follow the link below to find out more.

Further information

View an alphabetical list of signed Covenant pledges by businesses.

Find out more about what the Covenant means for businesses, and get tips for Covenant best practice.

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