Supporting our reserves

SaBRE campaign director Richard Lenton with Brookhouse Training Centre head tutor Andy Spiby and director David Dumaresq-Lucas.
SaBRE campaign director Richard Lenton with Brookhouse Training Centre head tutor Andy Spiby and director David Dumaresq-Lucas.

A training centre has been recognised for its work in supporting the Reserve Forces.

Brookhouse Training Centre, in Cleckheaton, was presented with a certificate signed by the chief of the Defence staff and the Secretary of State for Defence last week after reaffirming its support.

Only 80 certificates are presented annually.

Andy Spiby, head tutor at the Balme Road centre, as been a reservist for the last 16 months as a Royal Engineer in the Territorial Army.

The firm has backed the SaBRE campaign (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) for four years.

Director David Dumaresq-Lucas said: “We are delighted to be recognised in this way and are very proud to be supporting the Reserve Forces.

“Not only do reservists provide a vital role to our armed forces, but we and our employees also benefit enormously from the transferable skills they learn, particularly in decision-making, leadership and team work.

“Ultimately this means better personal development for the employee and a better business for all.”

Reservists work alongside the Armed Forces aiding force protection, emergency relief, contingency planning and reconstruction projects in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.