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Barratt Homes receive award from RBLI

Last week, representatives of Barratt Developments’ Exeter Division received an award made by military veterans working in our social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.

Barratt’s CEO David Thomas was there to accept a specially-engraved Tommy figure for their ongoing commitment to purchasing signs from BBMC.

Their Exeter division alone have purchased more than 1,000 units including signs, stickers, flags and flagpoles, providing vital employment opportunities to the factory’s ex-service personnel.

Pictured below is David Thomas, Chief Executive of Barratt Homes, receiving the award from RBLI’s Jess Wherry.

One such veteran is former Welsh Guard Steve Hammond who sustained life-changing injuries when serving on the Sir Galahad during the Falklands war. He was medically discharged and returned to Shropshire with his family. Unable to secure employment due to his injuries, he got in contact with RBLI who helped organise surgery which allowed him to work again, before providing him with a job in BBMC and a home on the charity’s Aylesford village.

Steve said: “We’re incredibly proud to be working with Barratt Developments making signs for their sites. It gives me and the whole team a real purpose.

“Barratt Developments have been incredibly supportive of our work over recent years, particularly during the pandemic, so we wanted to show our appreciation with this award.

“Our Tommy figure is a real symbol of military support so we see no more fitting gift to show our thanks.”

Leyton Orient F.C’s Tommy Club Kit Debut

Last weekend saw the first league appearance of the new season for Leyton Orient in their new Tommy Club sponsored kit!

The thrilling match versus Exeter saw a 3-0 win for the O’s, who were sporting their incredible new kit.

It is safe to say that the new shirt is a hit with the fans!

David says “What a comprehensive win today – I love this shirt! I was given it for my birthday. Haven’t been for 18 months, feels fantastic to be here. A new start!”
Peter says: “Absolutely fantastic – I haven’t seen brilliant football like that for 3 years. I love the shirt, I’m very happy wearing it!”
Leyton Orient fan Robert has had a season ticket for 20 years, and says “It’s wonderful to be back. Excellent 3:0 result! I am so proud to wear this shirt.”

Britain’s Bravest at BBC Gardener’s World Live Show

We have exciting news – Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company is exhibiting on stand E506 at Gardeners World Live, at the NEC, Birmingham next week.

It promises to be a fantastic event, packed with inspirational show gardens and a new stage hosted by the BBC Gardeners world Magazine Editors.

Best of all, our veterans are taking along their brand new range of handmade products to sell. You can be the one of the first to own them, before they’re available on our shop; take a sneak peak below!

The show’s running over 4 days, from Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th August. Will we see you there?

New and improved Tommy Planters now online! Check them out below:
Small Tommy Planter
Small Tommy Planter
Large Tommy Planter
Large Tommy Planter

Tommy in the Window

A window is undoubtedly the best place for our amazing Perspex Tommy figures. They look great with the natural light shining through, casting a beautiful shadow in remembrance of those who have given their lives in our Armed Forces.
Do you have yours by you window? We would love to see! Click the button below to send us a photo:
Show us your Tommy in the Window
Thank-you so much for your ongoing support for RBLI.
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Royal British Legion Industries Village
Hall Road

Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NL

United Kingdom

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