Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
The Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) has given Sefton-based Sovini Group the Gold Award, their highest honour, in recognition for the Group’s outstanding support of the Armed Forces community.
The ERS recognises employers who actively support Reservists, Service leavers, wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, the Cadet organisations and service families, as well as inspire other organisations to follow their lead.
We have long standing relationships with the Armed Forces community. We work in close partnership with Army Reserve unit 156 Regiment RLC and local organisations, Liverpool’s Veterans HQ and Veterans in Sefton, providing ex-service personnel with housing, training and employment opportunities.
A recent initiative between The Sovini Group with Veterans HQ has led to six local veteran families being rehomed and saved from homelessness since the start of 2018.
The company offers a volunteer placement programme, which supports veterans with their transition from the Armed Forces into employment within civilian life. Some of those who took part in the programme have gone on to get jobs within the Group, such as at Sovini Trade Supplies in Aintree.
We also employ a number of Reservists and provides tailored support including an additional 10 days leave for training and unlimited unpaid leave if they are mobilised.
The Sovini Group is a property, construction and facilities management company.
The members within the Group work together to support thriving, inclusive communities, charitable causes and to increase the supply and quality of affordable housing and related services.
The success of our commercial members provides investment in social housing and our local communities.
Our innovative structure is well placed to succeed in times of political and economic change. Our registered housing providers under the Sovini Co-operative arm of the structure, have invested millions in homes and communities with the financial support of the Group.