Welcome to our English Veterans Awards Finalists 2019!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years English Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Mercure Bristol Holland House on 25th  September 2019. Sponsored by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!

Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted as finalists. We had 100’s of applications and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations.

We want to Inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen. Its you who will act as role models and in some cases mentors, remember Positivity breeds Positivity.

Our Finalists are :


Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ridge Steel


  • Leon Stokes                        -Pals Battalion CIC
  • Anthony Lock                    -Author Broken by War
  • Edward Preen
  • Major Ken Hames MBE    -Community Self Build Agency
  • Andrew Phelps                  -1st Stoke Gifford Scouts
  • Martin Diver                      -Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Role Model of the Year – Sponsored by Print Inc 

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  • Martin Hunt           – MPCT
  • David Powell          – NHS TILS Midlands and East Veterans Service
  • Samuel T Reddy    – Tri Exforces ltd
  • Duncan Smith        – TFL Training/ Pegasus Awards CIC
  • Steve Butterworth – Veterans in Communities
  • Lyndsey Khan       – Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The Community Award- Sponsored by Royal Educare

  • Brian Richardson MBE       – MPCT
  • Tony Wright                        – Forward Assist
  • Richard Dolan                     – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Terry Morley                       – Groundwork MSST
  • Darren Horsnell                   – Veterans in Communities
  • Bryan Stacey                       – Community Mentoring and Support CIC
  • Dave Smith                          – Veterans in Sefton Service

Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society 


  • James Boardman     –  The Dad Coach
  • Tom Blackwood       –  Forces Fit
  • Cain Leathem           –  GB Fitness
  • Robbie Harris           – Gymit

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors

  • Richard Gwilliam  –  Geollect Ltd
  • Sandra Murphy     –  Equidiet UK Ltd
  • Lian Kirton             – K9 Pet Services
  • Steve Thornton      – Forces Cars Direct Ltd

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by David Wilson Homes

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  • John Scivier            -Veterans Outreach Support
  • Neil Shuttleworth
  • Dave Beresford      -Weston College
  • Cain Leathem        – GB Fitness
  • Robert Ferguson   – Royal Marines Association

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by 360 Well- being

  • Weston College
  • Company X Consulting Ltd
  • Services to Film
  • FM Conway

Business Leader of the Year- Sponsored by Venture Risks Ltd

  • Steve Thornton      – Forces Cars Direct Ltd
  • Samuel T Reddy    – Tri Exforces ltd
  • Richard Gwilliam   – Geollect Ltd

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Terrestres Servo Coronas

  • Mr Terry Whitty             – Royal Naval Association
  • Mr Alan Thomas MBE  – SSAFA
  • Elizabeth Davies            – Veterans in Communities
  • Ian Robinson                  – Type 42 HMS Birmingham Association
  • Tim Evers BCA               – Sapper Support
  • Jeff Williams                  – Veterans United Against Suicide

Veterans Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by  The Sandbag Times and Team Dynamics Motor Sport

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  • Forces Cars Direct
  • Ruff Walkers
  • Ravenwood Locksmiths Ltd
  • Redcoat apparel
  • Company X Consulting Ltd

Contribution to English Sport & Society- Sponsored by  Barratt Homes – Honorary Award, Delivered to a Very Special Sports Person who has achieved some fantastic things whilst serving and also upon leaving the Military competing at a professional level .

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The Winners will be chosen by our independent Judging Panel who’s names will be released over the coming weeks.

Our Shortlisted  finalists will be filmed in Bristol on August 14th, these  Videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself!

All our Shortlisted Finalists will have the opportunity to purchase tickets between 6th August – 13th August. If we have any remaining tickets left they will then go on sale to the General public.

For more details please get in touch via our Contact US page!

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