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.