Leonardo partners with the Army Benevolent Fund

14 September 2023

Leonardo UK has announced a new partnership with the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).

The partnership will see Leonardo support ABF and the Army family through the charity’s Corporate Membership programme, contributing funds to enable the charity’s overall work.

As the British Army’s national charity, ABF provides support for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life. The charity was established on 15 August 1944, with HM King George VI as Patron and Field Marshal Lord Cavan as President.

ABF awards grants to individuals and families, and funds leading charities and organisations to ensure help is there when it is needed. In the last year, this has seen the charity help 70,000 people in 45 countries worldwide, and funded 74 other charities and organisations that deliver frontline services.

Leonardo recognises the contribution that the members of the Armed Forces make to the nation through their service and sacrifices as a result of their duty. We are committed supporting the Armed Forces Community and to honouring our Armed Forces Covenant to be an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.

This is reflected in Leonardo being awarded the MOD's Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award, which we have held since 2018, as well as through our range of partnerships with organisations and charities that now includes ABF.

Speaking at DSEI in London last week, Leonardo UK Chair and CEO, Clive Higgins, said: “At Leonardo, we take pride in supporting our Armed Forces. This new partnership with ABF is a natural extension of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and our employee-led Armed Forces Network Group. ABF is doing outstanding work with serving personnel, veterans and their families, and we are pleased to be able to offer our support."

ABF Chief Operating Officer, Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, said: “The Army's national charity is delighted to be joining Leonardo in this exciting new partnership that will help us to serve the needs of soldiers, veterans and their families.”