The gold award recognises the support that Veterans HQ gives to all members of the Armed Forces community, including reservists, veterans and their wider families, and also acknowledges their advocacy role in encouraging other organisations to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “It has been a privilege to support the work carried out by Veterans HQ during the past 10 years.
“I know that our partnership has helped many forces personnel and their families during this time and I believe it will continue to do so in the future.
“Our city faces many challenges but I’m confident that with organisations such as Veterans HQ we will come through this stronger and more resolute than before.”
Cllr Roy Gladden, Liverpool Armed Forces Champion, said: “Since its inception in 2010, the unique support packages supplied by Veterans HQ to the Armed Forces community has been varied, responsive and essential to their needs.
“I’m sure I speak on behalf of all those who have partnered Veterans HQ over the years when I say this is a very well-deserved award.”
Bob Blanchard, chairman of Veterans HQ, said: “It is with great pride that Veterans HQ received the gold award in the Employer Recognition Scheme.
“Our board, staff and our team of trained buddies have worked extremely hard over the last few years to ensure that the services we provide to our most vulnerable veterans is of a high quality and standard.
“Veterans HQ is a small charity and to be recognised nationally is a true achievement.”