Virgin Money demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community and sign the Covenant

The Officers' Association attended the event on Wednesday 29 March when Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Money, officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This is the culmination of 18 months of preparation to ensure that the business would meet its commitments to the Armed Forces community.

During this time, Virgin Money had already put these commitments into practice by organising a series of events supporting service leavers, from insight events and CV workshops, to encouraging other employers to get involved.

Nick Calder, a member of the vets@virgin group which was instrumental in encouraging the business to sign, said: "We were pleased that the Officers' Association could join us as we demonstrated our commitments by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The OA have consistently offered their support and advice during this process."

Virgin Money are already working towards achieving a Silver Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme and recently announced that they would host another insight event for service leavers at their head office on Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. More information on the event is here: Virgin Money Insight Event

Pictured: Standing L to R: Amanda Barnes, DRM; Caroline Marsh, VM; Nicholas Calder MC, VM; Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler CBE; Lisa Keevash, VM; Pete Liddle, OA. Seated L to R: Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE, VM & Mark Lancaster Min DVRP.