K’boro firm honoured 
for reservist support

Knaresborough firm Continental Data Graphics joined nine other organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber to become the first in the country to be recognised as a Silver award holder under the government's new Employer Recognition Scheme for supporting the Reserve Forces. Pictured: Continenatal's Patrick Nulty receives the award from the UK's most senior reservist, Maj Gen John Crackett. (S)

Knaresborough firm Continental Data Graphics joined nine other organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber to become the first in the country to be recognised as a Silver award holder under the government's new Employer Recognition Scheme for supporting the Reserve Forces. Pictured: Continenatal's Patrick Nulty receives the award from the UK's most senior reservist, Maj Gen John Crackett. (S)

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A Knaresborough firm has become one of the first in the country to be recognised as a Silver award holder for supporting the Reserve Forces.

Continental Data Graphics was one of 10 organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber – and the first in the UK – to be so honoured under the government’s new Employer Recognition Scheme at a ceremony at Imphal Barracks in York attended by Maj Gen John Crackett, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff for Reserves and Cadets and the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Brigadier John Wardle.

Col Carron Snagge, regional chief executive of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, which made the awards, said that the standards of the armed forces provided employees with skills for life – motivation, self-discipline, confidence, communication, teamwork and leadership – which could all contribute positively to an employer’s bottom line.

“Combined with professional qualifications – for example, first aid, H&S, driving and technical qualifications, all of which are now accredited by professional bodies – the benefits are simply reinforced,” he said.

Continental Data Graphics is a Boeing company.