The Army in Hull got an early Christmas present from the NPS Humber Estates team - a new recruiting base in the city centre in double quick time.
The Army Reserve in Hull is actively seeking new recruits from the local community and wanted to get a presence in Hull during the Christmas period, to engage better with local people.
Working closely with client, Hull City Council, the Estates team was able to prepare documentation to allow a swift occupation of the previously empty property at 62 Carr Lane. The process was hassle and stress free and the Lord Mayor of Hull opened the new centre within just two weeks of initial viewing.
Sgt K. G. Neal said that “Hull City Council and NPS were supportive and worked tirelessly with the Armed Forces to enable this venture to come to fruition. Hull City Council and NPS are both great supporters of the Military Covenant and this is yet another example of the civil and military services working closely together.”
Colleagues in Hull wish the Army every success in its recruitment drive for 2018 and beyond. NPS Group, Norse Commercial Services and NorseCare have all previously cemented their commitment to supporting those leaving the armed forces into new careers by signing the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Covenant.
Photograph from the left: WO1 John Ford, Sgt Kalvin G Neal; Lt Col Gregory Murphy, The Lord Mayor of Hull (Councillor Peter Allen); Councillor Stephen Brady OBE (Leader of the Council), Councillor Alan Gardiner (Hull City Council's Armed Forces Veteran's Champion) and Chris Hyam, Estates Surveyor at NPS Humber.