IED Training Solutions Ltd has been awarded the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award – the second highest accolade for supporting the Armed Forces community.
Former Royal Marines Ian Clark and Paul Barrett – who co-founded IED in 2015 to provide real life training and support services nationally – represented the Arbroath-based firm at the awards ceremony held on November 8 at the Great Hall in Edinburgh Castle.
Ian and Paul received their award from Major General Ranald Munro, Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets), during the event to honour all 10 Scottish winners.
The event was jointly organised by Lowland and Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations and featured speakers from the reserve forces alongside Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Napier University.
IED’s Ian Clark said: “As our business continues to grow we’re absolutely delighted to receive the Silver Award. We continue to strengthen our support for current and former Service personnel through employment and by providing cost effective and nationally recognised courses that assist with career transition.”
Commenting on the announcement of the Silver Awards, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP said: “I am delighted to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards.
“A Silver award recognises the fantastic efforts of employers throughout the UK who have both elevated their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant and provided actual benefit to the Armed Forces Community. The winners should all be proud of the life-changing impact and fresh opportunities they are providing to our Reservists, veterans, wounded injured and sick and their families.
“We’ve seen a record number of winners this year, which shows that the Armed Forces family talent pool is also providing tangible business benefit.”