On 24th February 2017, Alcumus was honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to officially open the new Alcumus head office at Axys House, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff.
Martin Smith, Alcumus CEO said:
“It is a very special honour to have HRH The Prince of Wales officially open our new head office in Cardiff. Our ties with Wales are long-standing and we are also involved with several mutual initiatives such as The Prince’s Trust and the Armed Forces Covenant.”
His Royal Highness received a tour of the offices and met various Alcumus employee groups, including long-serving members of the Alcumus workforce, who have been with the company for 20 years or more. He also met the many Armed Forces veterans working for the company.
HRH The Prince of Wales said of Alcumus’ commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant:
“I’m thrilled that the company has the really good sense to employ so many ex-service people to such great effect. My belief has always been that the armed services are so well trained in so many different skills that they can be unbelievably valuable once they have left the armed forces. It’s been so good to see all these medals around this morning.”
One of the ex-servicemen and women that His Royal Highness met was Rory Underwood, Alcumus Development Director and former rugby union player, who has represented England and the British and Irish Lions. Rory Underwood commented:
“It’s a great day for Alcumus to have Prince Charles open our new office here in South Wales. From my point of view as a former member of the RAF it’s also good to see that Alcumus is a big supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant. We are very proud that 10% of our workforce are ex-military. HRH has spent a lot of time today speaking to our employees who served in the Armed Forces including those who are still in service as members of the Reserves.”
HRH The Prince of Wales also met the team who worked on the new partnership between Alcumus and The Prince’s Trust. The Trust is introducing Alcumus Info Exchange as part of a three-year benefaction agreement. This three-year partnership will see The Prince’s Trust benefit from a bespoke web-based information management system that will streamline its health, safety and compliance management procedures.
His Royal Highness said of the partnership:
“If I may say so, I do hope the company goes from strength to strength, particularly as I am even more grateful for your great kindness and generosity with The Prince’s Trust – helping to keep my Trust out of as much trouble as possible! The fact that you do it pro bono is hugely appreciated and makes, I can’t tell you, such a big difference to what my Trust can do all over the country.”
And finally, HRH The Prince of Wales met the company’s University of South Wales Alumni – 12% of Alcumus employees attended the University of South Wales, including CEO Martin Smith, who last year received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. His Royal Highness also met with representatives of the USW Exchange business support project, of which Alcumus is a key partner.
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