Mears Family Funerals Recognised with Bronze Award from Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
24th July 2023 by Mears Family Funerals
Mears Family Funerals, a leading independent family-owned funeral directors, is proud to announce that they have been honoured with the prestigious Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). This recognition highlights Mears Family Funerals' unwavering commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community and their dedication to providing employment opportunities and support for veterans, reservists, and their families.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme was established to acknowledge and commend employers who go above and beyond in supporting the Armed Forces community within their organisation. By receiving the Bronze Award, Mears Family Funerals has demonstrated their dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for members of the Armed Forces community, recognizing the unique skills and experiences that veterans and reservists bring to the workforce.
The award reflects the efforts made by Mears Family Funerals to actively recruit, retain, and support ex-military personnel and reservists. This commitment extends beyond hiring, as the company provides ongoing support and flexibility to employees who serve in the Reserve Forces. The company also offers specific training and development opportunities to help veterans transition smoothly into civilian roles.
"We are immensely proud and honoured to receive the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme," said Lisa McDermott, Managing Director of Mears Family Funerals. "Supporting our Armed Forces community is not just a responsibility; it is a privilege. We recognize the valuable skills and experiences that veterans and reservists bring to our workforce, and we are committed to providing a welcoming and accommodating environment that allows them to thrive in their civilian careers."
This recognition is a testament to Mears Family Funerals' long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility and the welfare of the wider community. By supporting veterans and reservists, the company aims to set a positive example for other businesses in the funeral industry and beyond.