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Briggs Defence supports military at DVD2016

September 22, 2016 by David Turner

Briggs Defence welcomed two special guests to its stand at military procurement event DVD2016, and was delighted to make cheque presentations to complete a fundraising initiative in support of the military community.

The specialist defence division of engineering services, asset management and equipment supply company Briggs Equipment raised more than £28,500 earlier in the summer when it co-hosted and sponsored the 29 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Officers’ Mess Dinner.

Brigadier Martin Moore CBE, President of the RLC RUFC, received funds for the RLC’s rugby development programme, which uses sport to help soldiers develop vital skills such as communication and teamwork.  

A second cheque was accepted on behalf of the national charity of the British Army, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, by its Chief of Staff, Brigadier (retired) Robin Bacon. 

Gary Clements, Strategic Development Director at Briggs Defence, said: “This year’s military-style charity dinner was a huge success and thanks to the generous support of our customers and industry partners we are delighted to make donations to two organisations which, albeit in very different ways, play a key role in supporting the UK’s dedicated Armed Forces personnel.”

Briggs Defence is a trusted partner of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), managing in excess of 4,000 assets at 279 MoD sites across 13 countries.  It has been sponsoring the RLC’s sports programmes since 1998 and is a committed supporter of the military community. The RAF Regular & Reserve BMW superbike was on the exhibition stand at DVD2016, along with one of the cars from this year’s Rally for Heroes, both of which receive sponsorship support from Briggs Defence.  

Gary added: “Both the car and superbike generated a lot of interest in our stand at DVD 2016, which highlighted or extensive range of services and the support we provide for the MoD. We were also delighted to welcome both new and existing contacts from the defence industry on the stand.”