“Employing Military spouses has been good for my Business” Michael Coates
Michael joined the British Army aged 16, serving nearly 6 years with the Royal Engineers. During his service, Michael spent time in Iraq during the conflict at the beginning of 2003 and then again at the end of the year.
After returning to civilian life, Michael then spent a further 9 years in the Fire Service.
After witnessing several of his friends and peers suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, following their time in conflict, Michael co-founded Combat Pest Control with a simple belief that he had to help his fellow Military Veterans.
Michael and Combat share a simple vision:
- Provide and advocate meaningful employment for Military Veterans and spouses.
- Educate and assist children in conflict.
- Protect their clients.
In 2018 Michael contacted RFS to help him find someone who could help in the office, after a few conversations with our Head of recruitment Charlie, we realised he needed more than this, he was an entrepreneur who needed someone he could work alongside him, a person who understood his business and would take care of the things that would enable him to do well.
We gave him three really strong candidates who were all very capable of assisting Michael in taking the business to the next level.
“Aimee is great, she is bought into our vision, is a key member of our team and understands how we work, she is a brilliant addition to the team’