Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the Welsh Veterans Awards 2020!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years Welsh Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Village Hotel Cardiff on the 26th August 2020. Sponsored by Sinclair Audi Bridgend and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales!

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 :


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Royal Educare

Ryan Roberts MPCT
Michelle Williams Veterans UK – VWS
Mike Smith Hard Target Airsoft
Dawn Evans Ajuda
Dai Matthews War Paws


Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents

Michael Allen Endex
Roger Lees Change Step
Ian Williams Regimental Cleaning Services
John Fulcher Porthcawl Veterans Hub

The Community Awards – Sponsored by RV1 Group

Russell Kitely Group 617
Adrian Rabey The British Training Board
Cyril Turner Royal British Legion
Paul O’ Dwyer TATA Steel

Contribution to the Welsh Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by Print Inc

Neil Adams Mindset Functional Fitness
Adam White Commando X Fit
Rob Morgan KIS Fitness & Revival Escape
Joshua Ryan Hicks

Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Audi Sinclair 

The VC Gallery
Mindset Functional Fitness
The Bull Dogs
Coleg Cambria
Cardiff City FC  Foundation

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

Vincent Baldry Brightlink Learning
Arwyn Watkins OBE Cambrian Training
Paul Taylor RE:ACT – Team Rubicon UK
Lucy Woodhouse Welsh Ambulance Service
Maria Lewis Age Connects Morgannwg
Alan Lowry Coleg Cambria


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Document Solutions Group

Eoin Carson Foxbury Solutions
Phil Jones SOFIT
Colin Singer Wagtail
Oliver Williams Ollywood


Employer of the Year- Sponsored by AB Glass

Newport City Council
1940’s Swansea


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Educ8 Training

Foxbury Solutions
Brightlink Learning
Cell Path Ltd
Hard Target


Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Naomi Anderson  Welsh Veterans Partnership
Jeff Rees  Barry Veterans Group
Sue Butler  Porthcawl Veterans Hub

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James

Steve Fisher
Winston Thomas MBE Pembrey Air Port
Arwyn Watkins OBE Cambrian Training
John Thomas 1940’s Swansea
Peter Webber Cell Path

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Sinclair Audi

James Drake Tata Steel
Kieron Long CI People
Bart Wilkins Read Construction Holdings Ltd


The Winners will be chosen by our Independent Judging Panel. The Judging panels names and profiles will be released over the coming weeks.

Our Shortlisted  finalists will be filmed in the fantastic Location of The Firing Line Museum Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 5th August. These videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself, you will also receive your finalist certificate on this fantastic morning.

All our Shortlisted Finalists will have the opportunity to purchase tickets between 20th July and 1st August. If we do have to move the main awards evening because of the current Covid 19 Situation all tickets will be moved and secured for the new date accordingly.

For more details please get in touch.