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Armed Forces Week 24th – 30th June 2024

This Armed Forces Week 24th June to 30th June, we’re celebrating the important role every member of the Forces plays in protecting our country. We thank them for their service and sacrifice.

This annual, week-long celebration provides an opportunity for the general public to come together as we recognise and support our services, with special emphasis throughout the week on Reservists and Armed Forces.

What is Armed Forces Day?

Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday of June. The celebrations originate from 2006 when Gordon Brown (then-Chancellor of the Exchequer) announced plans for a day to ensure the contribution of veterans was never forgotten. The date was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London in 1857. In 2009, the name was changed to Armed Forces Day to further raise awareness and appreciation of those in active service.

The week surrounding Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. Reserves Day also provides an opportunity for us all to recognise our Reserve Forces.

Celebrations begin on Monday 24th June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country.

Why should you get involved?

Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much-valued morale boost for the troops and their families. It also gives the public a chance to show their support and appreciation for the Armed Forces, both past and present.

Who does Armed Forces Week celebrate?

The Armed Forces

The UK Armed Forces defend the UK and its interests. They are busy working around the world, delivering aid, tackling drug smugglers, providing security and fighting terrorism.


A veteran is anyone who has served in the HM Armed Forces at any time (including National Servicemen, Regulars and Reserves). Armed Forces Day celebrates their continued role within the military community. You can find out more information about the support we provide for veterans by visiting our Get Help page.


Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve. An annual Reserves Day celebrates their contribution to the Armed Forces.


The Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force) currently support over 130,000 young people in more than 3,000 locations across the UK. Cadets learn life and career building skills as well as gaining vocational qualifications.


Our Armed Forces couldn’t do their job without the incredible support of their family and friends. We know that families are often impacted by the job their loved one does, protecting our country – so it’s important we recognise the role they play too.

Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award

Amanet Ltd is proud to announce that we have received the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

We are very proud to receive this award which demonstrates our commitment to the Armed Forces community. 20% of our employees are Veterans so we know too well what a great asset they are to our business. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families, contribute to our business and our country. This has enabled us to create a great working environment that is supportive and inclusive, not just to our military veteran’s but also for non-military employees.

Offices for Rent – Oakham

This is a superb opportunity to rent a self contained first floor office suite above Amanet Computer Services, located close to Oakham town centre on Station Approach next to the train station with parking. Office suite comprises large open plan Office, a suite of further four offices and ancillary accommodation which includes Kitchenette and toilet facilities approxmately 1700 sqft. £1083 pcm £13,000 per annum. Contact us on 01572 770653 to arrange a veiwing

2023 Rockingham International Horse Trials

Amanet are again proud to sponsor the 2023 Rockingham International Horse Trials which will be held from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May.

Some of the world’s top event riders will be making their way to Northamptonshire to enjoy competing on the superb turf of the Rockingham estate’s ancient parkland. Alongside the international classes, there will be plenty of highlights to look forward to over the three days of competition – such as Arena Eventing, an Intermediate Masters and the prestigious Loomes Championship, which sees a beautiful hand-produced watch made locally in Stamford awarded to the rider closest to the optimum time on the cross country across the Advanced Intermediate and Open Intermediate classes.

The horse trials is a fantastic opportunity for history lovers to explore the Castle’s living past. Clues to the castle’s heritage can be found scattered all around the Great Park, with the cross country courses weaving their way around ancient remains such as the ridge and furrow from a vineyard planted by Henry I in 1100 and the foundations of the old hunting lodge where Henry VII stayed in the 16th century.

The castle estate also affords stunning views of Northamptonshire’s Welland Valley, making it the ideal spot to sit back with family and friends and enjoy watching world-class sport. A picnic is the perfect accompaniment for a day at the horse trials and those seeking a bit of inspiration need look no further than the hugely popular artisan food fayre – packed full of local delights and returning better than ever for 2023.

“It was fabulous to see so many people enjoying a day out at the horse trials last May and we can’t wait to do it all again this year,” said event organiser, Lizzie Saunders Watson. “We are also delighted to welcome back Fairfax & Favor as our title sponsors for another year, a relationship that we greatly value.

“Our whole team at the estate love hosting the horse trials and everyone will once again be going above and beyond to deliver the very best competition that we can for riders and spectators.”

There will be plenty for the whole family to enjoy, including children’s entertainment, a Shire horse display and more than 70 trade stands to be explored. Canine family members are welcome too, with the ‘have-a-go’ dog agility back by popular demand. Run by the locally based Empingham Dog Training Club, there will be plenty of obstacles to try your paw at!

Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

Amanet Ltd is proud to have received the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families, contribute to our business and our country. We are commitied to being Armed Forces-friendly and to those who have serviced in employment and in whatever other ways we can.

Rockingham International Horse Trials

The countdown continues to this year’s Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials after a 2 year absence. Amanet are again proud to sponsor of this year’s event which promises to be the best yet, with the excitement of world-class sport returning to the Rockingham Castle estate grounds after the pandemic set alongside the incredible milestone of celebrating the castle’s 950thanniversary!

Lockdown 2.0 & IT Support

During Lockdown 1.0 and in the period since, our first priority is always to maintain public health and safety in-line with Government advice that protects our staff and customers while continuing to deliver the same level of service and support that our customers are accustomed to.

Demand for our services, in particular helping people to work from home and to stay connected, has again significantly increased as we would expect. Our support team continues to run at full strength. Our HelpDesk will be manned as normal, and we intend to carry on as long as possible and as long as we are needed.

We will continually monitor the advice and guidance from Government and have activated our business continuity plan to enable our staff to work remotely from home where practical.

You can contact us throughout in the normal way by email and by phone but we would ask that you oonly use our main support contact details; and 01572 770653 to ensure someone can respond to you accordingly. At this time please do not use our personal email addresses or mobiles for support requests.

We are maintaining a presence in our Offices and Workshops however we will be strictly prioritising Repairs and Site Visits to those most essential in order minimise social contact. Lead times may well be longer than you would normally be used to.

Thank you for your cooperation. Be well and Stay Safe!

Is your Business Phone System ready for the BIG change?

Business phone systems are changing. VoIP is replacing the obsolescent ISDN service; because of this your company will need to upgrade its business telephone system to work with VoIP technology.

Fully Managed v Hybrid

Your choice is between hybrid systems or Fully Managed Business Phone Systems. These use the very latest hosted Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. Working with Amanet) gives you complete control over your telephone calls. 

We provide remote management giving you a totally flexible system and because of this it will respond to your changing needs. The diagram shows how VoIP uses the same internal wiring as your computers and the same internet connections. Why do we recommend this solution, because it simplifies your network and reduces costs.

Benefits of working with us

Above all you will get a fixed, per user, per month price which includes free remote maintenance; because our charges never go up during the contract term. As a result you will always know what your business telephone system charges will be throughout the contract term. A single bill is sent to your business each month, which is simple to read and contains all the telecoms services purchased.

Your company can retain its existing numbers and add new ones as required. Adding new users and sites is simple and quick to accommodate. Remote users, using mobile devices, which includes mobiles and laptops, can also be integrated. Meaning your staff can always stay in touch even when they are not in the office.

Changes take place without disruption with business continuity and fraud control built into the system; because we believe your business should be protected.

Free Audit of your existing System

Take the first step today and request a free audit. This will provide you with a written audit of your current business phone system. What actions you need to take and the costs involved. All you need to do is decide when you want to upgrade and start benefiting from the latest technology.

For further details click here

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