Lee Holloway, OA CEO, saw at first-hand how the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) supports the Armed Forces community.
The RBLI is a leading employment charity for veterans, especially those with disabilities. The RBLI village in Kent provides housing, training, career opportunities, welfare support and care to more than 300 people. Its facilities include a purpose built nursing home, supported living apartments and emergency accommodation for veterans.
The CEO was given a tour of the village and met Steve Sherry, RBLI Chief Executive. He was shown around the Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’s (BBMC) workshop. The social enterprise provides training and employment opportunities for members of the Armed Forces community. The company makes signs, wooden products, print and mail items. Customers include BMW, Network Rail and The Children’s Trust.
The BBMC presented Lee Holloway with a sign they had made, as a reminder of his visit.
Lee Holloway said: “It was good to see how the RBLI supports the Armed Forces Community. Having a new fulfilling career after leaving the Services is vital for a successful transition.”
The Officers’ Association Employment Team provides career consultations, webinars and networking events. To access the employment services, you can register with the OA.