Basingstoke-based Cranleys Chartered Accountants handed SaBRE honour for supporting Britain’s reservists (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Accountancy business in Basingstoke received SaBRE honour for supporting Britain’s reservists
A BASINGSTOKE firm has been honoured for its support of Britain’s reservists.
Colin Davison, managing director of Cranleys Chartered Accountants, received a SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers – certificate, from The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, on board HMS Victory.
One of the firm’s current employees, Emma Crawford, is a tax assistant when she is based at the firm’s Winton House offices, in Winton Square. But at other times, she is a member of the RAF’s tactical police wing. Among the guests of Dame Mary and Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery were representatives from 24 companies from across the south east.
Cranleys was one of seven companies to receive a certificate in recognition of their support of the reserve forces. The Ministry of Defence’s SaBRE campaign was set up to help educate and engage employers to the benefits and obligations of employing reservists from the Royal Navy, RAF and Army.
Colin said: “It was a privilege to receive the award from Dame Mary. Being involved with the SaBRE scheme has proven invaluable to us. “The experience that the reservists gain from their training makes them an excellent asset and any would make great additions to our team. “Emma is confident, an excellent people person, and has already displayed strong leadership qualities. Her training has made her a well-rounded individual who brings a fresh and approachable face to the accounting industry.”