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3rd July 2024


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What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or 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.

Its two principles are that, recognising the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the Armed Forces:

  • Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.
  • Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

You can read about the Covenant in depth, the full statement of the Covenant, or Covenant FAQs.

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Why Acres?

Acres Engineering Ltd maintains a strong and supportive relationship with the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA). This partnership is exemplified by Acres Engineering receiving the prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence. This award honours employers who provide exceptional support to the armed forces community, including veterans, reservists, and their families.

Acres Engineering has taken an active role in the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support the defence community and guarantee fair treatment for its members. They have been acknowledged for their dedication to employing reservists and veterans, offering additional support like extra paid leave for reservist training and implementing HR policies that benefit the armed forces community.

This recognition and their ongoing support efforts have positioned them as leaders in advocating for and supporting the armed forces within the business sector in Derbyshire​ (East Midlands RFCA)​​ (Acres Engineering)​​ (East Midlands Business Link)​.

Acres Engineering Ltd is a key player in the defence industry, offering advanced manufacturing solutions and specialsed equipment crucial for military operations. Their offerings encompass the design and production of vital components such as stillages, trolleys, access platforms, workbenches, and kitting media. These products are essential for enhancing the efficiency, safety, and performance of military activities.


Want to know more about Acres Engineering?

Acres work in the Defence Industry and support the Armed Forces.

Acres have a range of standard products but also support clients with custom machinery and medium-high volume products such as trolleys, stillages etc. 

We have manufactured lots of different tables / workstations / workbenches for various industries.

We also manufacture access platformsjigs and fixtures and many other types of production support solutions / products. 

Talk to us today about your requirements: [email protected] / 01332695240 / Contact Us Form

Find out more about where we have been and what we have been up to by checking out our latest blog posts.

Take a look at how we support of the Armed Forces, STEM/Schools and Charities. 

As a world leader in our field, we offer a range of information guides sharing best practice with our clients.

We make it easy to engage with us, we are approved on: EcoVadis (external) / JOSCAR (external) / AVETTA (external) / COUPA (external) / SAP ARIBA (external) / DEEPSTREAM (external) ….you can download our BSI / Insurance certificates here. 

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