• Editor

Award for commitment to forces

Lucketts Group has been given an award for its commitment to the region’s serving and ex-military personnel. The coach firm has been presented with the Government’s Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) bronze award.


The accolade means that Lucketts is officially classed as an armed forces-friendly company, open to employing people from the forces and their spouses. It also means the company has displayed strong levels of support for the armed forces.


To celebrate the award Lucketts brought together vehicles from each of its five brands (Lucketts Travel, Coliseum Coaches, Solent Coaches, Worthing Coaches and Mortons Travel), along with a pair of military specialist vehicles.


Lucketts has long been a supporter of the UK forces community. Last year it signed the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant and it regularly supports former servicemen and women by taking part in resettlement careers fairs and offering positions to veterans.


It offers guaranteed interviews to veterans, young and old, supporting employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces and working with the Career Transition Partnership.


Lucketts’ managing director, Tony Lawman, served for more than 22 years in the British Army. He said: “Having served in the forces, I know first-hand the positive attributes that ex-servicemen and women can bring to a company. Being able to offer guaranteed interviews to veterans is something we’re proud to offer and it’s also very beneficial for our business. It brings candidates with great precision, timekeeping and communications skills to our door; all vital attributes for working in the coach industry.”


To find out more about Lucketts and current job opportunities visit www.lucketts.co.uk.






Recent Posts

See All

Hampshire set to fly the flag for the Commonwealth

Hampshire County Council will be flying the Commonwealth flag in Winchester on 8 March, to mark Commonwealth Day. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, the event enables

Can you outrun an ambulance?

The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) Charity is urging people to 'go the extra mile' and take part in a virtual event to see if they can complete a challenge to cover more miles than an emergenc

Training on offer for new social workers

Hampshire County Council is opening the recruitment round for 30 aspiring social workers to join the 14-month Step Up to Social Work programme — on-the-job training to develop hundreds more children a

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Click to find us on Facebook and Twitter

© 2021 Hampshire Media