Carlisle City Council have been awarded silver in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support of the armed forces.

It's one a number of employers to get the award, which recognises those who support serving and former members.

Johnny Mercer, minister for Defence People and Veterans said:"I'm delighted that so many companies are supporting our people and that, we can give them the recognition they deserve."

Jan Cox, regional employer engagement director at the North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association, said: “Recipients demonstrated not only that they support the Covenant and the Armed Forces community, but also that they are prepared to support their reservists, service leavers, veterans and Cadet Force adult volunteers.”