City Building recognised for commitment to supporting armed forces

City Building staff with footballer Stephen Naismith
City Building staff with footballer Steven Naismith

City Building has been recognised for its commitment to the armed forces community through The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme awards.

The company was presented with the Silver Award at Edinburgh Castle at the beginning of December for its long track record of supporting reservists.

City Building currently employs six members of the 71 Engineering Regiment; Stuart Vandal, Lawrence Johnson, Gordon Mullen, Jamie Nelson, Fraser Steele and Sam Clarke.

Graham Paterson from the firm said: “We are delighted to have been presented with the Silver award for our support of the armed forces. We believe we are a supportive employer to all our team but we are very proud to support our employees in the armed forces.

“The transferable skills and dedication they bring to the job helps demonstrate good working practices to the wider team. We also believe that we can help provide them with valuable skills and training to help them in the military roles and in their careers outside of service.”

In addition to its support of reservists City Building also took on four long-term unemployed veterans earlier this year which it had helped back into sustainable employment through its new state of the art window factory in Glasgow.

Ex-servicemen, Jon Collins (AGE), Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, Barry Thomson, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Steven Nicol, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Richard Brown, Scots Guards all secured their roles at RSBi through the Glasgow Veterans Employment Programme.

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