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Social enterprise for British veterans awarded Network Rail contract

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A Kent social enterprise which employs British veterans has secured a multi-million pound Network Rail contract.

Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, the manufacturing division of Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), will become the sole signage provider for Network Rail.

BBMC employs 120 people – more than 70 per cent of whom are ex-service personnel, or have a physical or mental disability – and has provided signs for the rail company for more than 25 years.

BBMC director Geoff Streetley said, ‘As we are solely a not-for-profit enterprise, any surplus we make is immediately reinvested back into the company to give ex-service personnel and people with disabilities the opportunity to find sustained and rewarding employment – whether that is directly through BBMC or through the various employment services we offer at RBLI.

‘We are appreciative of Network Rail for recognising the knowledge, technical ability and the hard-working attitude of a commercially successful group of people who can be too often pushed aside in the world of work.’

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