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Businesses can Show Support for the Armed Forces

Date Published: 04 December 2017
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Businesses in Rutland are being offered the chance to show their support for the Armed Forces by joining a new discount scheme aimed at local servicemen and women.

The Rutland Armed Forces Discount Scheme is being set up by Rutland County Council to support service families as they relocate to the county from other parts of the UK and overseas.

The Council is currently looking for local businesses to join the scheme and show their support by offering a discount on goods and services for Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans.

“Rutland has a proud connection with the Armed Forces going back over many years. We know local people recognise the sacrifices made by service personnel, both past and present, and are always willing to show their appreciation. The Council is introducing the Armed Forces Discount Scheme as a practical way of supporting our Armed Forces community – particularly those families who are new to the area having only just moved here from Germany and Cyprus. With more than 1,000 servicemen and women based in Rutland, we hope the scheme will be equally beneficial for local businesses in terms of attracting new customers.”
Councillor Richard Foster,  Rutland County Council Armed Forces Champion

Local businesses interested in joining the Rutland Armed Forces Discount Scheme can contact us via a dedicated page on our website or by emailing: economicdevelopment@rutland.gov.uk, providing their contact details and description of the discount or incentive they are willing to offer.

Participating businesses will receive a window sticker to display on their premises, to show they're part of the scheme, with membership cards issued to eligible Armed Forces personnel and their families for them to present when making a purchase.

“The Tigers have now been here several months and already feel well and truly at home. Personnel and their families spend a lot of their free time outside the base and we very much see ourselves as part of community. The introduction of a Rutland armed forces discount will be warmly welcomed by members of the regiment and their families, who are keen to support the local businesses on our doorstep.”
Lt Col James Skelton MB, the Commanding Officer of Second Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment

If your business would like to sign up to Rutland Armed Forces Discount find more by visiting our Armed Forces Discount page

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