Coach Firm Awarded for Commitment to Armed Forces


A Worthing coach company has been recognised for its commitment to the region’s serving and ex-military personnel. Worthing Coaches’ parent company, Lucketts Group, has been presented with the Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) bronze award.


The accolade means that Lucketts Group, along with Worthing Coaches, is officially classed as an armed forces-friendly company, open to employing people from the forces and their spouses. It also means the company has displayed strong levels of support for the armed forces.


To celebrate the award Worthing Coaches sent one of its vehicles to join those from Lucketts’ other brands (Lucketts Travel, Coliseum Coaches, Solent Coaches and Mortons Travel), along with a pair of military specialist vehicles.


The coach company has long been a supporter of the UK forces community. Last year it signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant and it regularly supports former servicemen and women by taking part in resettlement careers fairs and offering positions to transitioning military veterans.


It offers guaranteed interviews to veterans, young and old, supporting employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).


Worthing Coaches’ managing director, Tony Lawman, is a former member of the armed services himself, having served for more than 22 years in the British Army.

He said: “Having served in the forces, I know first-hand the positive attributes that ex-servicemen and women can bring to a company. Being able to offer guaranteed interviews to veterans is something we’re proud to offer and it’s also very beneficial for our business. It brings candidates with great precision, timekeeping and communications skills to our door; all vital attributes for working in the coach industry.”


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