9th December 2017

Brigadier Oliver Stokes MBE, Commander 4th Infantry Brigade and Craig Priday, managing director, Pearson Engineering

Pearson Engineering is proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Government-backed pledge formally recognises the value that serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to business and to the United Kingdom.

Pearson Engineering, part of Reece Group, welcomed Brigadier Oliver Stokes MBE, Commander 4th Infantry Brigade, to its base in the Armstrong Works, Newcastle, to jointly sign the Covenant.

A leading supplier of combat engineering equipment to armed forces around the globe, the firm also employs serving reservist personnel and veterans.

Managing Director, Craig Priday, said: “Pearson Engineering is delighted and honoured to sign the Armed Forces Covenant today. It demonstrates our recognition and enduring commitment to those who serve or who have served the country as members of the Armed Forces.”

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Brigadier Stokes meets some of the ex-service personnel at Pearson Engineering

Gary McClafferty, North of England Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, announced that Pearson Engineering has become the 100th North East company to sign the pledge.

He said: “We are delighted that Pearson Engineering have signed and pledged support to the Armed Forces Covenant which is the 100th signing within the North East of England.

“The Covenant encourages companies, like Pearson, to develop a relationship with members of the Armed Forces community who work in their business.  Ex-Service personnel, Reservists and Cadet volunteers can contribute real value to a business both as employees who bring a wealth of skills and experience and as customers who access their products or services.


“We hope to build on this strong relationship with Pearson Engineering in the future and encourage other companies to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community by signing a Covenant themselves.”