19 North East employers gain SILVER AWARDS in recognition of their support to the Armed Forces under the MOD’s Employer Recognition Awards Scheme. Four others have shown their continued support over the past 5 years, have had their Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award revalidated.

Full List of Winners

  • Darlington Business Club
  • AMDP Ltd
  • Trident Dynamics Limited
  • North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Eventure Security & Logistics
  • North East Financial Ltd
  • Elysium Healthcare
  • Aqua Lettings
  • Owen Ryan Consulting & Coaching Ltd
  • Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust
  • Mavas Foods Ltd
  • LaneSystems Ltd
  • Parkdean Resorts
  • Stockton Riverside College
  • Durham University
  • North East England Chamber of Commerce
  • Hinson Security Service Ltd
  • Bridge View Medical Group
  • NetworkThreeSixty (trading as DLC Training)


  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
  • Esh Group
  • TTE Technical (UK) Ltd

Commenting on the announcement of the 2021 Employer Recognition Scheme Silver awards,

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty MP, said:

“I would like to thank all the organisations who have proven their support for the Defence community during such unprecedented and challenging times.


“The vast range of those recognised this year demonstrates how employing the Armed Forces community makes a truly positive and beneficial impact for all employers, regardless of size or sector.”

Steve Richards, CEO, Parkdean Resorts, said:

“Receiving the Silver Award so soon after signing the Armed  Forces Covenant and registering for Employer Recognition Scheme is testament to how much our teams have embraced this partnership. We feel passionately about supporting our Armed Forces and we’ve already made great progress, so we’re determined to keep working hard together as we push for ERS Gold next.”

Jayson Gurney, Managing Director, Darlington Business Club, said:

“We are honoured to accept this award in recognition of the support the Club and its members provide to the Defence and Armed Forces community.  As a wounded veteran, myself, I know first-hand the challenges service personnel and their families face when re-entering civilian life. Darlington Business Club is proud to support and promote the Armed Forces Covenant to both its members and the local business community.”