Showing our support for the Armed Forces Community

Armed Forces Covenant With Ruth Cooke

Midland Heart have shown support for Defence personnel and their families by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant.

During Diversity Week, Ruth Cooke, CEO, put pen to paper to show our organisation’s commitment to employment, training and skills support to those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

The Covenant recognises organisations across the UK that are armed forces-friendly, and actively work with former Service personnel, their families and members of the Reserve Forces.

“As a large employer across the Midlands region, we create a wide range of employment and training opportunities and will be working closely with the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association to recruit members of the armed forces community” said Ruth Cooke.

Siamha Butt, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association said: “It’s fantastic that Midland Heart have pledged to adopt their own Armed Forces Covenant, and plan to expand their employment opportunities to members of the armed forces community within the Midlands. 

“The Armed Forces Covenant recognises the value and contribution that the armed forces make to our society, and pledges that no member of the forces community should face disadvantage compared with other citizens.  We are grateful that organisations such as Midland Heart are eagerly demonstrating their support and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them.”

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant within the West Midlands region, please contact Siamha Butt at the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association on: 0121 427 5221, or visit:

23rd January 2017 | 2017 | Press Releases