Why MiPermit is sponsoring Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day is an annual event celebrated in late June to commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces. This year’s event takes place in Salisbury with a full weekend of celebrations, featuring: live music, military displays, local businesses and plenty of food and drink.
MiPermit is a gold sponsor of 2019’s Armed Forces Day. We sat down with CEO Paul Moorby OBE to learn more about our pledge and why we have chosen to show our support for the British Armed Forces.
How did you hear about Armed Forces Day?
I have always been a big supporter of the British Armed Forces and the work they do around the world to protect peace, deliver aid, provide security and fight terrorism. I also have family members in the Armed Forces, with more looking to sign up in the near future.
I have followed Armed Forces Day celebrations for some time but did not envisage the opportunity for my company to sponsor the event. I take huge pride in MiPermit being a Wiltshire-based company and when it was announced Salisbury would be the 2019 hosts, we jumped at the opportunity to show our support.
Why did you think it was important MiPermit pledged its support?
The county of Wiltshire and the Armed Forces are integral to each other and we have benefitted from the skills of many former military people in our own company. Over the next few years thousands of armed forces personnel are set to make Wiltshire their new home and I think its important MiPermit shows its support to provide a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families.
With 250,000 people expected to attend, the event will shine a spotlight on the incredible dedication of the people of Wiltshire, both those on active service and those that support them. As a gold sponsor of the weekend’s celebrations, MiPermit will also have a stand in the Business arena. This will give us an opportunity to directly engage with the Salisbury community and talk about our business, technology and what digital cities of the future may look like.
With an incredibly talented and skilled workforce in the region - driven by links to the military and fantastic educational establishments – Wiltshire is the perfect home for innovative technology companies like us. It is an exciting opportunity to connect with the public and the people we endeavor to serve.
What do you hope to achieve from your presence at the Armed Forces Weekend?
The goal is to give the armed forces community a chance to engage with the civilian communities they protect. It is also an opportunity to allow the civilian community to give thanks to those from the armed forces that have contributed to the wellbeing of the nation and its security.
With various areas dedicated to military, business and STEM innovation, we look forward to seeing people of all ages excited by the talent in their local communities.
For more information about the event, visit: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-nafd