Invictus Games

We are backing the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ from the armed services.

The Invictus Games take place from 10-14 September with more than 400 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans from 14 countries competing in nine adaptive sports at world-class venues such as The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

 

As part of this support we will be providing expertise to help deliver the event as well as volunteers at the Games itself.

We have also launched a ‘crowdsourcing’ initiative across  our 17,000 strong UK workforce called 'the One Campaign', inviting employees to submit their ideas on how we can further help provide a legacy for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel.

The top suggestions will be implemented across the firm for the benefit of current and future WIS ex-service personnel. 

Ian Powell, chairman and senior partner, said:

“We are immensely proud to be lending our support to the Invictus Games. Our firm is committed to doing the right thing for the communities we work in, and so we are not just a sponsor, but will be helping by donating our in-house expertise to the delivery of the Games.

“We are all looking forward to helping make the Games a great success. The clock is counting down to the competitors demonstrating their bravery, ambition, teamwork and a determination to succeed - attributes that we greatly admire.  We have a long-standing commitment to employing ex-service people at all levels of our firm and I am hugely impressed by the vision behind the Games.

“By the nature of their experience, many of these ex-servicemen and women have a blended set of skills and experiences that businesses could benefit from – leadership, focus, and working under pressure - to name just a few. How we support our wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans and work with them to harness their skills and experiences is important not only to them individually but also to wider society.”