Panasonic Leads the Way for Veterans in the Workplace


Panasonic is ecstatic to announce its place as a finalist in the highly esteemed British Ex-Forces Awards 2024, vying for the prestigious Employer of the Year title. The winners will be revealed on June 27 at a dazzling black-tie gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Panasonic's support for veterans and their families has been recognised and shortlisted for the 2024 Employer of the Year award. Panasonic's dedication to the ex-forces community was cemented when the company signed the Armed Forces Covenant, joining the ranks of global brands like Microsoft and Ernst & Young. This agreement symbolises Panasonic's promise to ensure fair treatment and support for those who serve or have served in the Naval Service, the Army, and the Royal Air Force.

"Our Armed Forces perform a vital role in safeguarding our nation," says Jose Alves, Regional Director for Panasonic UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands. "We are honoured to support the veterans and reservists within our company. Signing the Armed Forces Covenant significantly reinforced our commitment to those who dedicate their lives to protecting our country.”

Panasonic's support has been transformative for veterans like Gary Finn, a former RAF member. Gary initially joined the Panasonic A2W sales team and has recently taken on the role of Field Support Engineer. Similarly, Beth Ellis, who served in the Royal Artillery, has thrived as a National Key Account Manager in the Air-to-Air team.

Emily Charalambous, who joined Panasonic in the A2W sales team and is a former Royal Wessex Yeomanry member, noted that her leadership and people skills from the military have been incredibly valuable at Panasonic. Her ability to make quick decisions and work effectively as a team has been crucial.

Panasonic's efforts to integrate ex-force personnel extend beyond recruitment. The company provides tailored training and career development opportunities, helping veterans transition smoothly into civilian roles. This supports the individuals and addresses industry skill gaps with highly disciplined and skilled talent.

Panasonic is fulfilling its promise to the Armed Forces Covenant by actively engaging with and supporting veterans and paving the way for future initiatives. For more information on Panasonic's low-carbon solutions and their commitment to the ex-forces community, visit