Liskeard-based broadband provider Wildanet has celebrated its official signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, reinforcing the company’s dedication to supporting veterans, ex-service personnel, reservists and service families and providing opportunities for career development.
Several of the many ex-service personnel already working for the company were gathered to witness the ceremony at Wildanet’s headquarters, along with representatives of the Armed Forces Association and the Army.
It comes in a week when the country prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day (Saturday, June 24) which will see Wildanet deploy a team of veterans to set up all the necessary high speed Wi-Fi and comms infrastructure for the Armed Forces Day National Event taking place in Falmouth.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge made by businesses and organisations to acknowledge the value of veterans and service personnel and their contributions to society. By signing the covenant, Wildanet demonstrates its recognition of the immense talent and expertise possessed by individuals who have served in the military.
Paddy Paddison, Wildanet’s chief technology officer, and himself a veteran of the Royal Corps of Signals, signed the covenant on behalf of Wildanet, with Major John Porter, Officer Commanding 232 Port Squadron, based in Bodmin (part of 165 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC), signing on behalf of the armed services.
Paddison said: “At Wildanet, we deeply value the dedication, resilience, and expertise of individuals who have served in the armed forces.
“By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we reaffirm our unwavering support for veterans and ex-service personnel, providing them with the necessary resources and opportunities to build successful careers outside the military. We are proud to be part of a nationwide initiative that recognises and celebrates their contributions.”