A leadership and team development training company has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show its support for military personnel and veterans.
Take Point Training 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 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 served with their lives. 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 Falmouth-based firm provides organisations with leadership and team development training using principles from military. It was founded by former RAF Squadron Leader Shaun Pascoe in 2018, following his 16 years of service.
A signing ceremony took place at Take Point Training’s offices at North Parade in Falmouth.
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 be considering also taking the same step.”