Senior members of the IRM gathered at a co-signing ceremony for the Armed Force’s Covenant at Horseguards Parade in London. The signing was between the IRM and the Greater London Reserve Force’s and Cadet’s Association (GLRFCA). Guests included IRM board members and there were also representatives from Kent Army Cadet Force including: Lieutenant Colonel Simon Dean OBE, Deputy Commandant; Major Richard Phillips and Regimental Sergeant Major Pete Barnes. SO1 Lieutenant Colonel David Utting (Head of Engagement at the British Army) was also present and gave a brief message on partnering with defence.
The signing between the IRM and GLRFCA signifies an ongoing commitment to service leavers and personnel as laid out in the pledge.
Socrates Coudounaris, CFIRM, Chairman of the IRM said:
“It was a great privilege to be here today to co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant. It is vitally important that the Armed Forces and businesses are mutually engaged and the IRM will be at the forefront of this.
Today signifies a wider pledge by the IRM to increase the risk management profession’s visibility to ex-military personnel. We provide accessible and relevant training and qualifications that will help ex-service personnel make the transition to the business world.
Many of the skills learnt by service personnel naturally crossover into the world of risk management and we’re keen to ensure these skills are recognised and that we can help support their lifelong learning and career transition where possible”.
Drew Jeacock, Head of Engagement, Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Greater London said:
“The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
Demonstrating your commitment to the Armed Forces family is a significant gesture and I hope that you will embrace the intent and values that we hold close to our core. We value your support.”
The IRM supports Captain Victoria Robinson, its Head of Marketing and Communications, who is also the County Public Relations Officer for Kent Army Cadet Force, with leave for annual camp and other cadet related activities.
*The IRM is offering 10% off all of its training courses for serving or ex-serving military personnel.