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CVQO receives Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour

Last week, our Chief Executive Guy Horridge and Senior Business Development Manager Clinton Riley attended a prestigious ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company in London to receive CVQO’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. The awards were presented by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP.

As an organisation, CVQO found itself in very good company at the ceremony as the likes of Capita PLC, Lloyds Banking Group and Lockheed Martin were also in attendance to receive their awards.


CVQO Chief Executive Guy Horridge said: “This is a momentous day for CVQO. The Employer Recognition Scheme is evidence of our dedication to the Armed Forces Community – and the Gold Award is proof that, as an organisation, we have met the highest standards.

“By the nature of our work with the MOD Cadet Forces, we are firm supporters of the Armed Forces community. CVQO is dedicated to the self-improvement of young people and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, so our values are closely aligned in this way. We also have many reservists at the charity and support them to continue these roles alongside their day jobs.

“We are humbled and extremely proud to have received this award, and look forward to many more years of supporting the Armed Forces community.”

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant (