Lloyd’s support for Service personnel, veterans and their families was recognised with a silver award, presented by Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans during an awards evening at Trinity House in London last night.

Founded to assist the casualties of the Napoleonic Wars, Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund has been providing support to the Armed Forces since 1803. Since 2010 over £2.4 million has been donated to Service charities including Forward Assist, Ghurkha Welfare Trust, SSAFA, Stoll and Britain's Bravest Manufacturing Co.

The Lloyd’s Military Network brings together members from the Corporation of Lloyd’s and from the broking and underwriting firms in the Lloyd’s market. It arranges work placements and mentoring for Service leavers and veterans interested in a career in insurance.

Lloyd’s honours the 434 associates who died in the First and Second World Wars at its War Memorials and through an annual Service of Remembrance held with the Lloyd’s and City Branch of the Royal British Legion and involving participation by local Reserve and Cadet units. Through the branch it supported the growth of London Poppy Day by making facilities available for poppy and donation storage.

Lloyd’s operates a flexible approach to additional and special leave to support Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and military spouses or partners. Lloyd’s is also a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People, said:
“Congratulations to this year’s Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award winners who have turned their willingness to make a difference to our Armed Forces into effective programmes of support. Your actions mean that our veterans, the wounded injured and sick, our Reservists and their families are not disadvantaged by their military service and have the same opportunities as everyone else.”

 Defence employer recognition award

Representatives from Lloyd’s receive their Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.