IT company Solvings Ltd has recently had its Corporate Covenant charter accepted by the Ministry of Defence. The Covenant requires a commitment by the company to provide advice and assistance to HM Forces personnel and their dependants, across a range of areas.
On 5 August 2014, Solvings’ managing director Stephen Lysaght signed the company up for the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. By signing, Solvings pledges to uphold the two key business principles of the covenant – no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services (compared to any other citizen) and in some circumstances, special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.
Based in Mold, north Wales, Solvings Ltd is a leading IT infrastructure services, support and project consultancy. Solvings has been established for over 10 years and operates across a broad industry, with special areas of expertise within the Defence and Government sectors. Many of its team are ex-forces, which is ideal for the required skillset in its industry sector, and the vast majority of the workforce is security cleared.
Solvings is already partnered with the Recovery Career Services (RCS) and is committed to supporting the Defence Recovery Capability, through its Transition and Resettlement presentations that will be delivered at Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK. RCS is a charitable organisation that helps rehabilitate wounded, injured and sick service personnel (WIS). But it’s not only the servicemen and women themselves who benefit. Solvings aims to help the Armed Forces’ extended families too, including wives, husbands, children and the wider community.
Solvings recognises the importance of this undertaking and acknowledges its’ role in military life. As Steve Lysaght explains: “Solvings is a company with its roots anchored within a very tight-knit community. By recognising that north Wales and west Cheshire provides a fertile recruiting area for HM Forces, the Corporate Covenant is a way of demonstrating our commitment to supporting that community. The Corporate Covenant is also an opportunity for us to further strengthen our links to the Armed Forces and deliver IT training and support that is going to make a real difference to real lives.