Published October 14th, 2019
Cornish property developer, Legacy Properties, has won a silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant – Employment Recognition Scheme.
The scheme, set up by the Ministry of Defence, is a declaration to former and voluntary servicemen and women, and their families, that they will be treated fairly, and not be disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
The awards took place at The Alverton in Truro, on 3 October, and recognise the support that Legacy Properties has provided reserve forces, and the cadet movement, in the last 12 months.
Four out of 17 full-time members of staff at the Legacy Group are veterans from a range of backgrounds.
Nick Long, managing director of the Legacy Group, says: “We value veterans highly as they are reliable, hard-working and trustworthy team members with the skills and know-how to remain calm in a continually pressured and potentially hazardous working environment.”
Charlotte Olford, office manager at Legacy Properties, served for three years in the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) and Royal Corps of Signals as a data telegraphist. She is actively involved with the Par Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club.
She says: “Legacy recognises that veterans and reservists often have other commitments, such as veteran support groups, volunteering with cadets, reservist training, and mobilisations.
“As an armed services veteran, it’s important to be able to give back and support others who have made the transition to civilian life. The company has been flexible in terms of time off for the forces-related activities I am involved in”
The Legacy Group offers staff up to five extra days leave for volunteering activities related to the military. It also supports the local cadet force with volunteers and by offering work experience. Healthcare benefits and a dog-friendly working environment, help to promote employee well-being.