Take Point Training is proud to announce it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show our support for military personnel and veterans.
Our Lead Facilitator, Rich Howard, signed the document in conjunction with Captain Stuart Irwin, Commanding Officer at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose.
The Covenant is a pledge to 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 served. Take Point Training has also pledged to offer reservists additional time off for training and maintaining an inclusive recruitment policy, among other efforts.
Take Point Training already supports the employment of service personnel, with a team including former pilots, medics and Royal Marines. The company was founded by former RAF Squadron Leader, Shaun Pascoe, in 2018, following his 16 years of service.
A signing ceremony took place on Monday 26 September at Take Point Training’s offices at North Parade in Falmouth.
Rich Howard, a former Major in the Royal Marines, said: “It is an honour and privilege for me to be able to sign The Armed Forces Covenant on behalf Take Point Training.
“Our company is built on the back of the principles, knowledge, values and skills of armed forces personnel, and is the very foundation of our organisation.
“Signing the Covenant also carries a personal importance to me because I've had the privilege of leading Royal Marines over the years, both in training and operationally, around the world. I know first-hand that the depth of talent that exists within the service and veteran communities and how this can be utilised in the corporate sector.
“I hope this public declaration of solidarity and support demonstrates our commitment to the armed forces community and provides an example to other organisations who might also be considering taking the same step.”
For more about the Covenant visit www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant.