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24th June 2022


Ainscough Crane Hire will once again be joining other businesses, community groups, and individuals to show its support for Armed Forces Day, which takes place on Saturday 25th June.

Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to celebrate the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community – from currently serving troops to service families, veterans, and cadets. Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families.

This year’s Armed Forces Day comes a month after Ainscough was awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for its support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community, an achievement that reflects our long standing commitment to supporting the armed forces.

The business currently employs 185 ex-military personnel and has a proud history of enabling former members of the military to bring the skills and knowledge gained during their service to many different aspects of the company.

One such employee is QHSE Advisor & Trainer, Pat Kiernan, who served 26 years with the Armed Forces, in which time he focused in transport within the logistics supply chain.

“We have a wealth of colleagues in the business who served in the Armed Forces. From crane operators to lift supervisors, fitters, to members of our QHSE team, you can find ex-members of the Armed Forces throughout our whole business. They have transitioned into Ainscough and fit very well with our values and our Make the Safe Choice principles,” explains Pat.

“I’m so proud of the culture we’ve created that enables ex-military personnel to forge rewarding careers with great opportunities for progression. It’s common knowledge that the transition from serving to being in the civilian workforce can sometimes be hard, but the way our company both develops the transferable skills individuals have gained in the army and provides the training needed in the world of crane hire is inspiring.

“Armed Forces Day is a brilliant opportunity to celebrate everything these brave men and women do for us – before, during and after their service.”

Across the country, flags will be raised at public buildings and landmarks to mark the occasion while other gestures of goodwill include free access to services such as leisure centres for veterans.

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