Veterans need
your help now
more than ever…

Veterans need
your help now
more than ever…

We help your company change lives

RBLI works in partnership with companies, big and small, to transform the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for us. But there is so much more we need to do.

At RBLI we pride ourselves on having as big an impact on the companies we work with, as they do on RBLI and the veterans we support.

We help your company change lives

RBLI works in partnership with companies, big and small, to transform the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for us. But there is so much more we need to do.

At RBLI we pride ourselves on having as big an impact on the companies we work with, as they do on RBLI and the veterans we support.

Partner with us

Our partners have helped us to deliver incredible projects from new homes for homeless veterans, to employment programmes and mental health support, all which have changed the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable veterans. Whether you’re looking to demonstrate your company’s support of the Armed Forces, engage employees and customers in a unique way or strengthen brand awareness and purpose though our much loved and iconic Tommy, we’ll work with you to ensure your partnership with us achieves value and impact.

Tirtha's Story

Tirtha Thapa dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps in joining the British Army. His ambitions were realised in 2005 when he had the honour of joining the First Gurkha Rifles, beating thousands in the selection process in what was his final attempt. His seven-year service saw him undertake two tours of Afghanistan. It was his second, in 2010, when clearing IEDs in an alleyway, that he was caught in a blast and lost his left leg above the knee. He found the process of leaving the forces traumatic, facing loneliness for the very first time in his life. Soon after, RBLI’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, gave him what he calls a second chance at life. Tirtha now works alongside five other former Gurkhas, all of whom share similar experiences of service, in BBMC’s sign manufacturing department. This, Tirtha says, has helped him come to terms with the challenges he faced as a result of his service injuries. Working alongside his fellow servicemen and women in BBMC allowed him to overcome his difficult transition. Tirtha and his team are highly skilled, motivated to win and take on new business, and are respected for the quality of their work. He refers to his new career as his second life.

Steve's Story

After a short career as a professional footballer, Steve joined the Welsh Guards aged 21. He served around the world, on tours in Canada, Belize and Northern Ireland. In 1982 he was serving on the Sir Galahad when it was blown up, killing 56 men and injuring Steve amongst others. After being medically discharged he spent some years on civvy street, always working but moving from one job to another. Eventually, his injuries caught up with him and he needed an operation if he was to continue working.

Married with two children, Steve was becoming desperate when The Royal British Legion put him in touch with us. Within 6 weeks of being put in touch with a surgeon, Steve had the operation he so desperately needed.

We provided him with a job in our factory and a house on our village. Now, Steve is a supervisor for our Signs and Fulfilment Team, and this year was elected as a councillor for the local area.

Steve says “I couldn’t ask for anymore from BBMC/RBLI”

Purna's Story

Former Gurkha Rifleman Purna Gurung grew up with the sole ambition of joining the Armed Forces – this, he says, is a common dream in his home country of Nepal. After enlisting, and the subsequent 9 months of infantry training at Catterick, Purna was selected for the First Gurkha Rifles – one of the most esteemed regiments of the nation’s capital Brunei. But, having achieved his childhood dream, it was his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan which would change his life.

“We did two or three men operation – it was the third operation when I got injured I think. The fragments were all over my body – the most harmful were my hands and my eyes.”

Facing a directionless life in the civilian world, Purna’s personal recovery unit helped him source a job in Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’s signs department. Here, he is surrounded by fellow veterans – many of whom face similar challenges due to disabilities.

“If I happened to go out and source a job it may be a bit difficult for me, it may be difficult because of my injuries. But here, it fits for me. In our spare times, we talk about the past life in the army –recalling those times, it feels better.”

Tirtha's Story

Gurkha Veteran Tirtha

Tirtha Thapa dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps in joining the British Army. His ambitions were realised in 2005 when he had the honour of joining the First Gurkha Rifles, beating thousands in the selection process in what was his final attempt. His seven-year service saw him undertake two tours of Afghanistan. It was his second, in 2010, when clearing IEDs in an alleyway, that he was caught in a blast and lost his left leg above the knee. He found the process of leaving the forces traumatic, facing loneliness for the very first time in his life. Soon after, RBLI’s social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, gave him what he calls a second chance at life. Tirtha now works alongside five other former Gurkhas, all of whom share similar experiences of service, in BBMC’s sign manufacturing department. This, Tirtha says, has helped him come to terms with the challenges he faced as a result of his service injuries. Working alongside his fellow servicemen and women in BBMC allowed him to overcome his difficult transition. Tirtha and his team are highly skilled, motivated to win and take on new business, and are respected for the quality of their work. He refers to his new career as his second life.

Steve's Story

 Veteran Steve

After a short career as a professional footballer, Steve joined the Welsh Guards aged 21. He served around the world, on tours in Canada, Belize and Northern Ireland. In 1982 he was serving on the Sir Galahad when it was blown up, killing 56 men and injuring Steve amongst others. After being medically discharged he spent some years on civvy street, always working but moving from one job to another. Eventually, his injuries caught up with him and he needed an operation if he was to continue working.

Married with two children, Steve was becoming desperate when The Royal British Legion put him in touch with us. Within 6 weeks of being put in touch with a surgeon, Steve had the operation he so desperately needed.

We provided him with a job in our factory and a house on our village. Now, Steve is a supervisor for our Signs and Fulfilment Team, and this year was elected as a councillor for the local area.

Steve says “I couldn’t ask for anymore from BBMC/RBLI”

Purna's Story

Gurkha Veteran Tirtha

Former Gurkha Rifleman Purna Gurung grew up with the sole ambition of joining the Armed Forces – this, he says, is a common dream in his home country of Nepal. After enlisting, and the subsequent 9 months of infantry training at Catterick, Purna was selected for the First Gurkha Rifles – one of the most esteemed regiments of the nation’s capital Brunei. But, having achieved his childhood dream, it was his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan which would change his life.

“We did two or three men operation – it was the third operation when I got injured I think. The fragments were all over my body – the most harmful were my hands and my eyes.”

Facing a directionless life in the civilian world, Purna’s personal recovery unit helped him source a job in Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’s signs department. Here, he is surrounded by fellow veterans – many of whom face similar challenges due to disabilities.

“If I happened to go out and source a job it may be a bit difficult for me, it may be difficult because of my injuries. But here, it fits for me. In our spare times, we talk about the past life in the army –recalling those times, it feels better.”

Act Now

To find out more about how your company can work with RBLI and Tommy to change veteran’s lives get in touch with Natalie, our Corporate Partnerships Manager:

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