To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you
Last week, Advantex Network Solutions signed the Armed Forces Covenant, proudly pledging to support the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
Proudly Supporting Those Who Serve
The armed forces and the covenant is something that is particularly close to the heart of Advantex, with our very own Sales & Marketing Director, Steve O’Connell being part of the Royal Marine Commandos serving for over 6 years touring places like Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Monserrat and training for Arctic warfare in Norway – so being involved with the Armed Forces Covenant was a no-brainer.
The 24th of September 2019 marked the day Advantex signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and with that signature, made a promise to proudly support all those who have served.
Pictured above are Steve O’Connel and Commanding Officer Graham Deighton signing the Covenant for Advantex Network Solutions. Steve said:
“Being a former Royal Marine myself is obviously something I am very proud of, but to be able to build a successful business like Advantex and have the opportunity to give back to those who served is fantastic”
Steve isn’t the only former serviceman at Advantex, account managers David Cooling who served as a Submariner in the Royal Navy, and Dave Armstrong who also served in the Royal Marines, as well as our engineers Mario Rush, Campbell Stott, Adam Walker and Andy Fluen who served in the Army – highlighting the already present commitment to those who have served.
The Armed Forces Covenant was introduced to Advantex by our friends and client, Veterans in Crisis Sunderland, a fantastic cause who dedicate their time, effort and resources into helping former service men and women who have fallen on hard times.
So many men and women who have served come out of the forces with mental health issues such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), making it difficult for them to adjust and settle into civilian life. Steve added:
“Too many of our fellow armed forced personnel give so much yet get too little support once they leave, the transition can be very hard and those vulnerable need all the support and help they can, so being able to support ex-service personnel is something I am extremely proud of.”
In addition to our work with the Armed Forces Covenant, we’re also proud to say we helped with the opening of the new Veterans in Crisis building in Roker, Sunderland.
In partnership with North East training provider Springboard, who owns the building, we were able to provide Veterans in Crisis with the latest IP Surveillance and IT equipment, including infrastructure and wireless Internet access throughout the building – providing a safe and secure place for the veterans to get some much-needed respite from their troubles.
Director at Veterans in Crisis, John Sargent said:
“Establishing a 24-hour emergency facility for Veterans in Crisis is a high priority for us. The support that Advantex has given us has been crucial in achieving that ambition, and we are now proud to call them a partner”
Our commitment to helping those who have served is something we are extremely proud of and will continue to go from strength to strength.
For more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what it means for you, visit www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant