Corporate membership provides the opportunity for companies to get to know the Army logistics community better and to gain insights into military leadership and culture and perhaps, understand some of the acronym-rich language better! It also provides the opportunity to make a visible and practical contribution to improve military logistics through joint thought leadership development, sharing experiences and lessons identified from operations. It offers the opportunity to build long-term relationships with Army logisticians throughout the rank range and across all RLC trades and to gain better insight and understanding of how the Army goes about solving logistics problems and how it looks to industry to leverage its capabilities. Also, there is the opportunity to share knowledge across the logistics community of interest.
Military logistics capability relies on strong military-commercial relationships and will do so increasingly into the future. By joining the RLC Foundation you will have the opportunity to forge connections with the RLC’s greatest asset, its people, who have undergone extensive leadership training and who may prompt you to think differently about aspects of your own business.
The RLC Foundation offers businesses the opportunity to promote their brands and companies to around 16,000 high quality professional soldiers. Each package of benefits has attendance at Foundation events and an increasing level of exposure and personalisation up to the Partner level.
For more information on each package of benefits, please see below.
Benefits when joining as a FRIEND of the Foundation
Autumn Lecture: A high profile speaker (either from a military or a commercial background but involved in a current project) presents on a specific topic of current interest and then fields questions and discussions over dinner in the Headquarters Officers’ Mess of the RLC.
Corporate Roundtable Events: A standard package of 2 attendances each year featuring guest speakers from both military and commercial backgrounds. This is followed by lunch and group/table discussions on the logistics issues and challenges mutually relevant to military and commercial logisticians and supply chain practitioners.
Log Safari: A central seminar and lunch followed by a visit to an Army training area for a live demonstration of military logistic equipment and systems and the chance to meet the soldiers who operate them.
Magazine Advert: The opportunity to raise corporate profile by placing an advert in ‘The Review’ magazine. As a member of the RLC Foundation there is the opportunity to raise the profile of your organisation amongst Army logistics professionals and the wider logistics industry.
Regiment / Trade Affiliation: The RLC has 23 Regimental and numerous sub unit locations across the UK housing both Full Time and Reserve soldiers. Each partner will get an opportunity to both host and attend a regimental event aligned to their own nominated regiment or trade.
Regional Events: The geographical footprint of RLC regiments (both regular and reserve) across the UK allows for a degree of local engagement with industry. Activities range from formal visits, work attachments and social events.
Web Avert: The new RLC website (www.rlcfoundation.com) will provide the perfect opportunity to have a year round exposure of your brand to MOD decision makers, full time and reserve plus alumni. This is over 50,000 personnel who will regularly be visiting the website for information on careers, wellbeing and to take advantage of a new benefits offer. This advert will be placed in one of the regiment or trade sections of the website.
Work Experience Opportunities: Each regiment has a requirement to undertake secondments and shared work experience with Industry.
Additional Benefits when joining as a SUPPORTER of the Foundation
Career Mapping: This is a direct opportunity to work with the Foundation to map careers within your organisation to the skills and competencies within the RLC Trades and how the wider Army fits into these.
Promoted Case Study: A Supporter can provide a link to a case study on their own website which the RLC Foundation will promote with comments on the type and nature of roles available.
RLC Military Events: The Foundation Awards Dinner (2 guest places) is the highlight of the Foundation year; the principal host will be the Master General of Logistics, currently Lieutenant General Mark Poffley OBE, the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability). This annual event will feature a combination of entertainment and awards, set in a formal, prestige, military-style environment. Most importantly, the Foundation will present its annual awards to worthy RLC and industry winners. These awards offer the chance for military and industry logisticians to gain professional recognition of their achievements.
The RLC Cocktail Party and Beating Retreat is one of the principal RLC annual events and an opportunity to meet a wide range of military and civilian guests. It is set in the grounds of the Headquarters RLC Officers’ Mess and features the band of the RLC performing the traditional ceremony of beating retreat.
Speaker Opportunity: The RLC will offer a single speaker opportunity on the annual programme in either a seminar or workshop to each Corporate Member. This will take the form of a 20 minute presentation.
Web Editorial: There is a dedicated Industry Partner section of the website and the case study and speaking content will be used to create a full editorial (advertorial) piece which will sit in the News area of the Foundation web pages.
Additional Benefits when joining as a PARTNER of the Foundation
Advisory Board Involvement: There will be an opportunity (afternoon and dinner) to attend the advisory board strategy ‘day’ when all key topics for the following 12 months will be discussed and agreed. By rotation 5 Partner Level Members of the RLC Foundation will join the advisory board.
Article Submission: This will be into both Sustainer (500 words) and a short article (250 words) into the Review magazine which is the Annual view. Both articles can carry the partner brand image and the RLC Corporate Member level logo.
Bespoke RLC Tailored Event: The RLC will work with a Partner to create a unique ‘event’ based either from an RLC location (recommended) or at the Partner’s chosen location. This can be offered as either an internal (employee) or external (customer) event and will be designed accordingly.
Branded Case Study: Each Partner will have a fully created and tailored case study produced for them by the RLC Foundation and customised into the template to show as an ‘in house’ produced case study. This will show as a web page and as a downloadable PDF and fully marketed on the Careers page of the RLC Foundation website.