The English Veterans Awards Shortlisted Filming day Warwick


In the UK, there are tens of thousands of former military personnel, who upon retirement from the armed forces have proceeded to contribute immensely to their country. The Veterans Awards looks to celebrate these true heroes from each home nation, whilst being a not for profit organisation that promotes the positives from our military community.

The Veterans Awards promote their stories and journeys through our social media sites and film their background stories for use with their media partners (including Pathfinder International magazine), social media sites and local news.

On August 19 2020 the Veterans Awards team held a socially distanced certificate and filming day for their English Veterans Awards and were very thankful for all of the people that made the journey to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire).

The Veterans Awards and Pathfinder Magazine would like to say a huge thanks to all the staff at the Museum, dignitaries, sponsors, volunteers and the amazing people that helped put all this together including ABF The Soldiers’ Charity West Midlands.

Rewarding British armed forces veterans, serving reservists and those companies that are doing great things to support us in England following social distancing guidelines at the same time was fantastic to see.

Thanks to below who came along to meet and support all the finalists who are doing great things from our Community, all our finalists appreciated your support and kind words!

  • Colonel (Ret’d) RJ Carruthers, OBE, TD. Chair of the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association. Chair Warwickshire ABF. Member West Mids RFCA
  • Mr Timothy Cox. HM Lord Lieutenant for Warwickshire
  • Councillor Terry Morris: Mayor of Warwick.
  • Lt Col (Ret’d) John Rice. Chair of Trustees Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum Warwick
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Richard L Mayberry QGM. Chief Executive, The West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

The Museum itself tells the story of over 300 years of history of the County Regiment, from its raising in 1674 to the Fusiliers of today. A fantastic venue steeped with military history that was certainly a great location to film our finalist’s back stories for the main awards night.

The Awards evening is being held to reward our former serving military personnel in the areas of sport, fitness, business and the wider community, serving reservists and those companies that go above and beyond to recruit from our veteran community whom are based in England. Applications were received far and wide from across England.

The Main awards evening will see the shortlisted finalists attend a Black-Tie Dinner and awards ceremony that will be hosted by Radio X DJ Polly James and supported by the Corps of Drums of the Grenadier Guards.

Founder of the Veterans Awards Sean Molino BCA said “ The aim of our Veterans Awards is to inspire future service leavers that they can achieve great things when they do decide to leave the Armed Forces, it’s all about the positives that are happening within our veteran community. All our shortlisted finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements. We are here to spread the positive messages and journeys from within our veteran community, serving reservists and those companies that support us.”

Pathfinder International editor, Mal Robinson added, “It was great to see some many turn up for the filming day yesterday in Warwick, despite some lockdown restrictions still being in place. The stories and achievements of the finalists never fail to disappoint in terms of commitment and determination to succeed on behalf of the forces community. It is safe to say, the military family is in safe hands for years to come with the calibre of the peoples and companies involved in the English Veterans Awards alone.”

We look forward to welcoming you on the main Awards night October 7th to be held at the Village Hotel Solihull and thanks to the fantastic sponsors who have made this happen Hugh James, Vigilance, Mortgage Squared, Leavers to Leaders, Company X Consulting, Print Inc, Pathfinder International Magazine, Veteran Trees, Terrestres Servo Coronas and Ridgesteel Fabrications.


Welsh Veterans Awards – Shortlisted Filming day Firing Line Museum Cardiff Castle

August 5th saw the Production Company Leek and Potato film our amazing shortlisted finalists from within the iconic and historic Cardiff Castle!

It was a true honour for our team to meet our shortlisted Finalists for the Welsh Veterans Awards in support of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales.  During the morning the all shortlisted nominees were issued with their finalist certificates by Nia- Wyn Evans (Hugh James) Pete Davies (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) Samuel T Reddy (Leavers to Leaders) and Sonya Morton Firth (The Sonya Morton Firth Show)

All our team can’t wait to hear about your inspiring journeys on the evening itself – March 3rd 2021 at the Village Hotel Cardiff Sponsored by  Sinclair Audi Bridgend

Huge thanks to all the amazing team at the firing line museum  and Cardiff Castle  for facilitating the filming and the fantastic production company Leek and Potato Productions.

All our team are so excited to celebrate your success!

Remember it’s you who act as role models for future service leavers!

Keep an eye out for the finalist videos that will hit your screens over the next few weeks!

Ticket sales are open now!

Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the English Veterans Awards 2020!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years English Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Village Hotel Solihull on the 7th October 2020. and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!

Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted as finalists. We had double the amount of  applications compared to last year 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 Print Inc 

David Atkin (MPCT)
Ger Fowler (Veterans Crisis Sunderland)
Ashley Winter (Defence Medical Welfare Service)
Tim Evers (Sapper Support)
Scott Lawson (The Cornwall College Group)


Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Hugh James

Ian Rudge
Keith Malcolm (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
Laura Dolphin (Dolphin Outsourcing Ltd & Especially UK Business CIC )
Stuart Bratt (Tough Enough To Care )
A J Roberts
David Curtis  (Everton in the community)


The Community Awards – Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

Nick Wilson (Talk Mental Health)
Jonathan Morris (Clan Derby)
Billy Macleod (Veterans in Action)
Paul Bennett (Veterans Hearing Foundation)
Neil Jurd



Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Simon Baverstock (Plyofit Elite Fitness)
Andy Mcghee (Pinnacle Performance)
Thomas Blackwood (Forces Fit)
Steve Whitmore (YMCA)
Graham Obrien (BMF)


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Company X Consulting 

Everton in the community
Hidden Valley Bushcraft
Veterans Growth
Liverpool Veterans HQ
BMF ( Be Miltary Fit)
Tough Enough To Care
Blue Van Veterans Drop-In


Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

John Stephenson (The Forces Transition Group)
Lynn Rodey (Home Instead Senior Care Tavistock and Tamar Valley)
Laurence Moore (Nomad CIC – Project RECCE)
Timothy Duncombe (Unite Telecoms)


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Chris Brown (Gourmet Social Enterprise)
Matthew Burrows (Self Build Heroes)
John Burfield (Sand Lizard Technical Solutions)
Benjiman Sutton (Techulia)
Dougie Brimson (CEO Red Bus Movies)


Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
FM Conway
FDM Group
Company x Consulting Ltd


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees 

Self Build Heroes
A J Roberts Coaching
Unite Telecoms
Forces Transition Group
Sir Fix-a-lock Ltd


Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

Kerryanne Wilde (Cert UK)
Christopher Jones (WWTW)
Bernard Stonestreet (East Sussex Veterans Hub 99/100 Club )
Barry Coase (Combat Stress)
David Paul Swift (Saints veterans of the foundation )
Ian Neville (Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club )
Andrew Johnson (KJB Kitchens)

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Vigilance

Richard Dorney MBE (Strongmind Resiliency Training Ltd )
Bob Blanchard (Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood CouncilLtd)
David Till (Dtechnics)
Nicola Batty

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

Andrew Lawson (FDM Group)
Rochelle Gopee (NHS)
Ryan Edwards


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 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) on Wednesday 19th 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 10th  August and 7th September. 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.