Proud to be Gold Sponsors of Team Forces, providing social value & support to our Armed Forces community

by Christopher Suss-Francksen - Client Director Defence
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Sopra Steria & SSCL are going for Gold!


SSCL and Sopra Steria going for gold graphic


Team Forces is delighted to announce that Sopra Steria (a European Tech leader recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development), and SSCL (a leader in critical business support services) will be supporting Team Forces on their mission to create wellbeing through sport and physical activity for our armed forces personnel.

Sopra Steria and SSCL’s aim is to create a strong partnership with the armed forces as trusted, respected and highly valued institutions with a high emphasis on social purpose. Their support will be a visible demonstration of their  and their portfolio will ensure alignment with their visions to make positive change with a big impact and to deliver better outcomes for UK citizens.

As part of their sponsorship Sopra Steria and SSCL will be supporting Captain Preet Chandi MBE (Polar Preet) on her epic solo trek across Antarctica, as well as a range of other armed forces sports.  Sopra Steria and SSCL will also support our ‘good causes’ fund which offers grants to groups and communities wishing to undertake challenging, adventurous activities which will help to improve health, wellbeing and recovery in armed forces personnel, including WIS veterans.  

 “We are extremely pleased to welcome SSCL and Sopra Steria as our newest Gold members. These are companies that truly live up to their core values and our partnership will deliver significant benefits for the armed forces community.  Together, we will help the best to get better.” Maj Gen Lamont Kirkland, CEO Team Ethos/Team Army


 “As Gold Sponsors of Team Forces, we have a unique opportunity to support an amazing community of inspirational individuals within the armed forces, enabling them to take part in sport and adventure challenges, that not only enhance their recovery journey, but also inspire others who may have suffered life changing injuries. We are also looking forward to collaborating with like-minded industry partners who are part of Team Forces community, to shape our solutions in a truly collaborative way, with those who use our services on the front line.” Sue-Ellen Wright, Managing Director for Aerospace Defence and Security at Sopra Steria


 “We are pleased to be supporting Team Forces as Gold members and admire what the organisation delivers for the armed forces community and also the outreach work its ‘good causes’ activity delivers. Team Forces is aligned to SSCL’s Social Value strategy where we as a business partner are looking at the ways we can help our clients to deliver on their commitments in meaningful and appropriate ways. Already we have seen for ourselves some of the great work that’s being achieved and we look- forward to playing our part to support Team Forces.” SSCL Defence Managing Director Matt Hurley and SSCL Police & Resourcing Services Managing Director David Parsons


About SSCL

Shared Services Connected Ltd (SSCL) is a leader in critical business support services. SSCL partners Government departments, Police and the Ministry of Defence across the UK. By specialising in both service delivery and transformation, SSCL can provide advisory and digital services as well as end-to-end HR and Payroll, Finance and Accounts, Procurement, Pensions Administration and Resourcing Services – improving the customer experience, enabling smarter public services, and releasing more than £400m in cost and efficiency savings to date.


About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European Tech leader recognised for its consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients.


About Team Forces / Team Army

Team Army and Team Forces are co-brands of an MoD endorsed programme which helps to fund sport, challenge and adventure in the armed forces community in order to improve health, wellbeing and recovery. We help the best get better. Sport, challenge and adventure are critical to the morale, motivation and wellbeing of our forces, yet taking part is often expensive and in some cases, beyond the means of our personnel. We conduct fundraising, attract sponsorship and make financial grants to make these activities more accessible. We also increase the opportunity for those who are wounded, injured or sick to take part in sports and activities which enhance their recovery journey. The programme helps defence suppliers raise profile and brand awareness as well as demonstrating social responsibility by visibly giving back to the armed forces community.




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