This Armed Forces Week, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with NEXT to support the serving and veteran community.

Colleagues at NEXT, who serve as reservists combining their day jobs with part-time military service during evenings and weekends, nominated Help for Heroes as a charity partner.

NEXT has recently pledged its support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant and intends to participate in events geared towards reservists and veterans.

The partnership with NEXT aims to aid Help for Heroes in its essential mission of assisting veterans and their families. Additionally, NEXT seeks to promote career opportunities for ex-service members and reservists, highlighting the valuable skills they bring to the workplace.

Leading highstreet and online retailer
Leading highstreet and online retailer - NEXT

The Uniformed Services Employee Led Community

The Uniformed Services Employee Led community group was established by NEXT in January 2023. It was set up to create a supportive environment where colleagues with service backgrounds can connect and share their experiences. This aims to provide a platform for understanding the needs and priorities of this community, allowing NEXT to offer better support in the workplace. Additionally, it helps recognise and appreciate the valuable skills and impacts that ex-services colleagues and reservists bring to each other and to the business.

The charity will collaborate closely with the Uniformed Services EmployeeLed Community at NEXT to highlight the importance of shared experiences on individuals and their families.

Tom Holyoak, Army Reservist and E-commerce team leader at NEXT
Tom Holyoak, Army Reservist and E-commerce team leader at NEXT - NEXT

Tom Holyoak, Infrastructure & Cloud Services Team Leader at NEXT and Army reservist said, "As an employee with NEXT and Active Army Reservist it’s great to see NEXT supporting the Help for Heroes charity and also signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant which ensures those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly and should face no disadvantage when compared to other citizens."

We are incredibly excited and proud for NEXT to be joining a partnership with Help for Heroes which is the leading Armed Forces and veterans’ charity in the UK."

Tom Holyoak

Team Leader - Infrastructure & Cloud Services - eCommerce and Army Reservist, 116 Provost Company, 1st Regiment Royal Military Police

Interested in becoming a charity partner? Get in touch with our team today.

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