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Travis Perkins hosts UK wide ‘Brew Up’ to show support for the Armed Forces

19 Jun 2017

A local celebration to show appreciation for the work of the Armed Forces was held in Northampton on Monday to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week.  


Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s leading supplier of building materials to the home improvement and construction markets, have partnered with military charity SSAFA to encourage their employees across the UK to have a communal ‘brew’ to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces.


Held as part of Armed Forces Week, the annual national campaign gives everyone the opportunity to show their support for the Armed Forces past and present, including currently serving troops, Service families, Reservists, veterans and cadets.


Similar events have been taking place across the UK, enabling people to come out and show their support, and giving a much-valued morale boost for Armed Forces personnel and their families. This year’s national event takes place in Liverpool on Saturday 24th June.


Proactively supporting Armed Forces Week celebrations follows Travis Perkins being the 1,500th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant in March 2017.


A spokesperson at Travis Perkins plc, said: “We employ approximately 300 service leavers across our business so the SSAFA ‘Big Brew Up’ was the perfect way for our employees up and down the country to show their support for the Armed Forces”.


James Grant, Head of Corporate & Events at SSAFA said: “We are delighted that Travis Perkins have decided to celebrate Armed Forces Week by partnering with SSAFA on our ‘Big Brew Up’. Travis Perkins and SSAFA have many shared values including our work in the community and our heritage and we look forward to strengthening our relationship”


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Caption: Travis Perkins employees across the UK show support for Armed Forces 



Notes to Editors:

About Travis Perkins plc

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Travis Perkins plc is the UK's leading supplier of materials to the building and construction and home improvement markets. The Group operates 20+ businesses from over 2,000 sites across the UK and employs over 28,000 people. With a proud heritage that can be traced back over 200 years, our employees are continuing that tradition by working with our customers to build better, together.

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About SSAFA:

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity (formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association), provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force, and their families. This includes both regulars and reserves.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Every year our staff and team of volunteers help more than 60,000 people, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in Afghanistan and Syria.

For more information visit and follow us on Twitter: @SSAFA.


Further information on Armed Forces Day, including a full list of events, can be found on the dedicated website

This year, Armed Forces Day is held on Saturday 24 June 2017.

The National Event celebrating Armed Forces Day is being held in Liverpool. For more details, please visit the Armed Forces Day website:

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