Fortec signs Armed Forces Covenant to show support for military veterans
The Fortec Distribution Network has become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant as part of its commitment to supporting military veterans.
Many ex-Forces personnel, who often use the experience they gained in logistics in the Services when they come to enter the private sector, are valued employees of Fortec. That’s why the company has chosen to show its support for veterans by joining the Covenant, a body that works to ensure that current and ex-military personnel and their families are treated with fairness and respect.
Adrian Bradley, MD of Fortec, says: ‘This is the perfect way to recognise the contribution that military veterans make to Fortec, as well as the fabric of British society. Our ex-Armed Forces colleagues are a vital asset and, by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we want to show them that we value their service – both at Fortec and for their country.’
Our ex-Armed Forces colleagues are a vital asset and we want to show them that we value their service
Fortec works with ex-Forces personnel to explore business opportunities across the UK with its national distribution network. ‘We can nurture new businesses and offer a great method of unlocking the potential of people who acquired their skills in the military,’ Adrian adds. ‘Fortec is able to provide the necessary support in order to help them get their businesses up and running, and provide them with a national presence.’
The growth in pallet freight volumes throughout the UK offers logistics firms a fresh potential revenue stream. ‘It may seem daunting, but building a national, or even international, presence through a network like Fortec will bring great rewards,’ continues Adrian. ‘Joining a distribution network simplifies that route to market without stretching resources or taking on too many financial commitments.’
With more than 80 members, Fortec’s Watford Gap site handles pallet movements from a range of industries around the UK and mainland Europe, predominantly in the B2B market.
For more information about the work of Fortec, visit www.fortec-distribution.com
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