Sheffield firm applauded for backing reservists

Direct Health - (L-R) Amy Beckett, Paul Grimes, Carol Whittaker, Julie Rhodes of Direct Health UK with Richard Lenton, SaBRE
Direct Health - (L-R) Amy Beckett, Paul Grimes, Carol Whittaker, Julie Rhodes of Direct Health UK with Richard Lenton, SaBRE
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A SHEFFIELD firm has been praised for its support of the region’s Reserve Forces.

Direct Health, which provides home care and domestic support, has been presented with a certificate signed by the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Secretary of State for Defence for its support of reservists.

The certificate was presented by the Support for Britain’s Reservists and Employers’ campaign director, Richard Lenton.

Direct Health has supported reservists for more than two years, by allowing employee Paul Grimes, from Sheffield, a care and support worker, to serve as a reservist.

Carol Whittaker, Direct Health’s branch manager in Sheffield, said: “We are delighted to be recognised and are very proud to be supporting the Reserve Forces.

“Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our armed forces, but we and our employees also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work.

“Ultimately this means better personal development for the employee and a better business for all.”

SaBRE campaign director for the region Richard Lenton said: “Reservists can benefit businesses by developing vital life and management skills for their employees, from motivation, self-discipline and confidence to organisation and leadership.

“Through educating employers and speaking directly to the decision-makers within companies, we want to encourage employers and employees to sign up.”