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Octavian reveals new Armed Forces Champion

Octavian reveals new Armed Forces Champion

Nottinghamshire-based multi-services provider Octavian is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Armed Forces Champion within the company. 


Leon Findlay has been appointed to the role, after making the transition from an Army career to joining Octavian rising to the level of Contract Manager role at the firm.

Leon left the Army in 2003 after an injury, having served as a Corporal in the Queen’s Royal Lancers, a cavalry regiment.  After running his own business, which did not help his injury, Leon joined Octavian in 2008.  He rose through the security ranks, becoming first a site supervisor and onto a Contract Manager.  

Leon said:

“I understand the journey and challenges of moving from the forces to civilian life and work and decided to have a career within the security industry.  I wanted to work where my skills were valued, and where there was an open career path and my journey evidenced the commitment Octavian has towards forces personnel.  I am delighted to be able to take on the role as Armed Forces Champion and support others, whether from within the company or those seeking to join.”

The Armed Forces Champion is the “go- to” person for any internal staff seeking advice on a range of matters, is the person who supports and works with HR to bring veterans, reservists and forces families into the company and assists them on their career path.  They help to lead the company on their Armed Forces Agenda and ensure companies remain a forces friendly employer.    

Reshma Sheikh, Octavian’s MD has always supported the Armed Forces Covenant, and pledge, and was delighted when Leon agreed to take the Armed Forces Champion role. 

Reshma said:

“Part of the Armed Forces Covenant pledges to seek the employment of Veterans and Reservists, and we are proud to work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).  Leon demonstrates through his career journey what can be achieved, and he remains loyal to his forces career.  Being Octavian’s Armed Forces Champion empowers Leon to support those within the Octavian family and those seeking to join us and is an example of what can be achieved.  I am proud that Leon is part of our team.’

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