Green Man Gaming offers 10% discount to UK armed forces

Green Man Gaming has announced a discount scheme that will cut prices for those in the UK’s military community by 10 per cent. The discount has been organised in partnership with the Defence Discount Service, to ensure that everyone applicable gets access.

The discount applies broadly, including those currently serving, reserve forces, spouses and partners of serving personnel, veterans, MoD civil servants, bereaved family members, war and service widows and widowers, Cadet Forces (over 16) and NATO personnel in the UK.

The initiative has come about due to Green Man Gaming’s senior team being packed with veterans. The company’s CEO, Paul Sulyok and CMO, Ian McGregor previously served in the British Army and its COO, Tim Sawyer, served in the Royal Navy. As veterans, all of them hold accounts with the Defence Discount Service.

Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming, said: “We’re so proud to recognise the great service and dedication of our Armed Forces and hope that Green Man Gaming’s discount will give them an opportunity to save money and enjoy the magic of playing games during their well-earned breaks. As a veteran myself, I understand the challenges that come with being part of the community and strongly believe in giving something back to those brave and determined service men and women who have served the country, as well as their families."

To our understanding this is the first time a games retailer has offered such a discount. Other companies using the Defence Discount Service include Apple, Samsung, Sonos, Starbucks, EE and many more.

About Seth Barton

Seth Barton is the editor of MCV – which covers every aspect of the industry: development, publishing, marketing and much more. Before that Seth toiled in games retail at Electronics Boutique, studied film at university, published console and PC games for the BBC, and spent many years working in tech journalism. Living in South East London, he divides his little free time between board games, video games, beer and family. You can find him tweeting @sethbarton1.

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