Richmondshire District Council has once again been recognised for its support of defence personnel by receiving a silver award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
The council surpassed the previous bronze award which was awarded in March 2018.
The MOD scheme recognises employers that pledge, exhibit or advocate support for the armed forces community – and aligns those values through the Armed Forces Covenant.
Silver award holders continually demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the Armed Forces community.
Cllr Ian Threlfall, Deputy Leader of the Council and Armed Forces Member Champion said: “It is extremely pleasing that our approach as a major local employer towards our armed forces community has again been acknowledged in this way."