As Barracks Road suggests, Assington Autos has a rich history spanning over 80 years with the Armed Forces. Since the tumultuous days of the Second World War, our site has played an integral role in recycling military vehicles, serving as a testament to our enduring commitment to our Armed Forces.

Assington Autos Ltd Receives Bronze Award for Supporting Armed Forces

A Proud Achievement

Recently, our dedication to supporting the Armed Forces was formally recognised with the prestigious Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). This accolade serves as a symbol of our unwavering commitment to the men and women who serve our country with valour and dedication.

The Bronze Award is the first step for businesses to show their commitment to supporting those who have served our country.

The Day of the Award

Led by our CEO, Frederick Cook, Assington Autos had the privilege of receiving the award at the illustrious British Army Flying Station Wattisham, presented by Lt Col Alice Archer. Accompanying Frederick was Ted, a young enthusiast with a passion for Apache Attack helicopters.

A Warm Welcome

The day commenced with an exclusive 'Employer Breakfast Event', where attendees were greeted with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed tea and coffee. A hearty English breakfast set the stage for camaraderie and celebration.

Recognition and Appreciation

Lt Col Alice Archer CO 6AAC presented Frederick with the bronze award, acknowledging our steadfast support for the Armed Forces community. This momentous occasion was marked by a profound sense of gratitude and appreciation for our servicemen and women.

Touring the Apache Helicopters

Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a captivating tour of the Apache helicopters stationed at the base. The awe-inspiring sight of these aircraft served as a reminder of the vital role played by our Armed Forces in safeguarding our nation's security.

Armed Forces Covenant

At Assington Autos Ltd, our commitment to supporting veterans extends beyond mere rhetoric. Several veterans are valued members of our team, enriching our workforce with their unparalleled skills and experience. This is why we are subscribed to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment to assist those who have served the country with fairness and respect. It extends to recognise the sacrifices made by Armed Forces veterans and work with them, with special consideration given to those who have suffered injury or bereavement.

Our open-door policy reflects our genuine desire to provide opportunities and support for those who have served our country with honour and distinction.

Our CEO Frederick Cook urges fellow businesses in the Babergh/Suffolk region to join us in demonstrating their support for our servicemen and women.

Assington’s Commitment to the Local Community

As we celebrate the Bronze Award, Assington Autos remains steadfast in upholding the values of the Armed Forces Covenant. Our commitment extends beyond employing veterans, we are passionate about helping those in the local community.

The local people we employ at our scrapyard in Suffolk can enjoy several benefits, as we highlighted at the recent employment fair in Sudbury.

We also love helping local families when we can by donating to food banks and working towards Net Zero by 2040.