The awards programme is the world’s largest celebration of ex-military in second careers and recognises the business achievements of ex-military members. It also celebrates employers who support current and former members of the British Armed Forces.
We secured the nomination for Employer of the Year, while our CEO David Stubbs was nominated for Business Leader of the Year and our armed forces champion, Keith Horemans, was nominated for Role Model of the Year.
We signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) in April 2020 and have gone to incredible lengths to improve the lives of the military community through remobilisation projects.
In 2020, we were deployed to monitor and marshal the Government’s Covid-19 testing sites on behalf of Serco and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).
Through this we successfully recruited more than 500 fully-vetted forces veterans, providing them with long-term employment.
Today, 50 per cent of our company shares are owned by veterans and throughout the life of the business have championed several veterans to embrace their skills and embed themselves into our business regardless of race, gender or disability.
David had a distinct vision for SSGC when he took over the business in 2014. With the development of high-quality bespoke software, David has been instrumental in its rapid growth, achieving 1,500 per cent revenue growth year-on-year.
David said: “We are incredibly proud to be nominated in not just one but three categories for these awards.
“There are hundreds of servicemen and women who leave the armed forces each year and most of them don’t have the easiest transition back into ‘normality’.
“At SSGC, we look past the disability or trauma these individuals may have and embrace and support this rich pool of talent which has been created for employers, underpinned by skills and values that easily transfer into a wide spectrum of roles.
“Keith is an excellent example of a serviceman who struggled to find the right support he needed to battle complex PTSD.
“Today, with the backing of the business, Keith has not only got a handle on his trauma but has successfully and positively embedded himself into SSGC and has been instrumental in executing our social value agenda.
“We are so proud of the strides we have taken to help the military community and are humbled that our efforts are being recognised on prestigious platforms like this.”