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Ashbourne business takes part in military training exercise

Ashbourne business takes part in military training exercise

Whitehouse Construction joined its partner agencies for a day of team-building led by the Army Reserve’s 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps on Friday (29 June).

The event, at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham, included more than 80 employees from Whitehouse Construction and their supply chain.

Pushing all of the attendees out of their comfort zone, the event tested individuals’ leadership and coordination skills as they took part in indoor and outdoor shooting exercises as well as tackled obstacle courses that included climbing and moving from object to object in an allocated time-frame.

Whitehouse Construction has supported the Armed Forces community for a number of years having previously signed the Armed Forces Covenant, received a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award and raised money for the new Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) that has been set-up in the East Midlands.

However, Whitehouse Construction’s Chairman, Brell Ewart wanted to take their support one step further by raising awareness of the Army Reserve amongst their business contacts so worked with 162 Regiment to set up this specialised hands-on engagement event.

Brell explained:

“After raising funds for wounded veterans that will be using the new DNRC, my colleagues and I felt we wanted to share our passion for those who serve with our Armed Forces on a full and part-time basis with our clients and contractors.

“A team building event where we can all come together to complete activities alongside reservists seemed like an ideal solution so we set the wheels in motion for this to happen. I’m pleased to say that the event was a huge success and I’ve received many positive comments from those involved.”

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Engagement Director in the East Midlands, also helped to arrange the event. He said:

“Defence is committed to sharing skills and training with businesses and organisations such as Whitehouse Construction who are hugely supportive of the Armed

Forces so we were delighted to be able to host this unique event, especially during Armed Forces Week.”

To find out more about signing the Armed Forces Covenant visit

To learn more about being awarded a Ministry of Defence Bronze, Silver or Gold Award search ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ online.

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