On Sunday 2nd October, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Gloucestershire, Dame Janet Trotter DBE, presented Downton with the 2016 Silver Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award (ERS).
One of only fourteen to receive the accolade, Downton was selected for having demonstrated support towards members of the Armed Forces community in their employment.
The firm actively recruits service leavers through an Armed Forces resettlement programme and any service leavers who apply for a role will be granted an interview.
The presentation of HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards for the County of Gloucestershire were held at HQ AARC, Imjin Barracks in Gloucester. Group Health & Safety Coordinator Craig Dixon accepted the awards alongside Group Health & Safety Manager Andrew Fox, both former military officers.