Friday, 23 June 2017

Latest From The Defence Discount Directory

Do not show ID cards to obtain discount in Northern Ireland.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Aldergrove HIVE

Aldergrove HIVE is currently closed. please contact Holywood HIVE on 02890 420252.

Whats on In North Down & Ards

For information on the whole of Northern Ireland please visit: and while in Northern Ireland please visit any of the 31 networked Tourist Information Centres.
For North Down and Ards go to

Cockle Row Cottages, Groomsport Harbour

Come along to Groomsport for free family fun every weekend from now until September from 2pm - 4pm.Sat 
T:  028 9127 0069 |

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Forces Mutual - Vote For Your Everday Hero

To celebrate this Armed Forces Day, we have given the Forces Family a chance to nominate their everyday Forces Heroes and be in with the chance of winning a share of over £1,000.

We’ve had an amazing response so far and have received some truly inspiring nominations, and although it wasn’t an easy task whittling down a long list of heroes, after much consideration, we have finally drawn up a shortlist of nominations which has now gone to a public vote.

We would love to reach out to as many people as possible as everyone who votes will automatically be placed into a £50 prize draw. 

Palace Bks - Traffic Disruption

Renovation work will start on the play park on Monday 26th June and will be on going Please be aware that the road will narrow to one lane so please take care in that area.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Defence Discount Service - Nissan Offer

Quest - June Edition

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Drowning Prevention Week - Friday 16th - Monday 26th June 2017

Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and will run between 16 – 26 June 2017.

One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning.
By spreading water safety advice far and wide, Drowning Prevention Week aims to teach people how to stay safe near water.

To find out more please follow this link

Armed Forces Day In Ards & North Down 23rd - 26th June

There are all sorts of events going on in Holywood, Ards and Bangor. Please contact the HIVE for more details.

Easy Resettlement Magazine

The summer issue of Easy Resettlement magazine is out now...
Easy Resettlement is now the number one armed forces resettlement publication as we offer more employment opportunities for our readers than any other publication. Each issue is distributed to all service leavers by BFPO to ensure everyone gets a free copy. In addition to the hard copies it is sent out via an Email blast to our subscribers as well as having an easy to read online version on our website, you can even download back issues to your desktop

We are proud to announce our partnership with DSEI who run the largest Defence and Security Expo in Europe, the event is free for military personnel and it will be taking place between the 12th-15th September at the Excel arena in London. You will be able to pick up free copies of the summer issue at this event.

You may have heard our Sales Manager, James Atkins, on the Hal Stewart BFBS show earlier this month, if you missed it and would like to listen to what we are doing to help our readers simply click this link

We are especially proud to announce some new partnerships with companies who will be offering employment opportunities to our readers through our magazine. These include The AA, Aspire Defence, Amazon Web Services known as AWS, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Jaguar Land Rover. These are a welcome addition to those already recruiting our readers such as The East of England Ambulance Service, Maritime Transport and KLM UK Engineering. Each issue we include a Franchising for Veterans feature with the BFA giving some valuable insights in to what makes a good franchise, some great franchises that have already recruited veterans and service leavers include Action Coach, Chips Away, Gas Elec and Snap on Tools.

Take a look at the summer issue to read some great case studies. Finally we will be attending various events where we get the chance to speak with our readers, these include the CTP and Security Cleared Jobs Expos as well as the DSEI event. Please do come along and speak with the team and let us know what else you would like to know about in future issues.

All of this is only possible thanks to our advertisers so please mention our magazine when speaking with anyone. Also join our social media groups, subscribe to the magazine for free and let any friends and family know about how we can help.

Monday, 19 June 2017


Army & You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

Discounted Entry To Local Attractions

Holywood HIVE has a discount leaflet for a number of local attractions, please contact Holywood HIVE on 02890 420252 or call in to the HIVE to collect yours.

Friday, 16 June 2017

SSAFA - Forces Additional Needs & Disabilities Forum (FANDF)

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Hello From Home - Activity Book for The Under 9's

If Mum or Dad are deployed or working away from home and you have younger children, get hold of a copy of the Hello From Home activity book. The book contains many useful activities for a child to get involved with their parent’s deployment and different ways of keeping in touch. There are colouring in charts, postcards and stickers. Call in to the HIVE for your free copy.

Latest From The Defence Discount Service

Thursday, 15 June 2017

New Carillion Amey Website

If you live in SFA, them make sure you have a look at the new Carillion website.  

It has all you need to know about:
Access the new Carillion Amey website HERE

Soldier Magazine - June

Armed Forces Community - New Challenge, New Beginnings

To read the latest issue online

Plan Your Future Today by Putting Power Of Attorney in Place

CarillionAmey - Walk Away Cleaning Scheme

Monday, 12 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017



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