Veterans Awards CIC become Gold ERS award holders!!

We are delighted to announce that Veterans Awards CIC have been recognised for our outstanding support of the Armed Forces Community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from the MOD and Defence Relationship Management.

Representing the highest badge of honour, the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award identifies organisations that employ & support those who serve, veterans & their families.

We will as an organisation keep promoting the positives from those that support our Military Veteran community across the UK including organisations and individuals who will act as role models for future service leavers.

Minister for Defence People Leo Docherty said:

“Regardless of size, location or sector, employing members of the Armed Forces community is good for businesses.”

“These awards recognise the outstanding support for our Armed Forces from employers across the UK and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one.”

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Welcome to our Winners at this years Welsh Veterans Awards 2022!!

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Massive thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards hosted by Andrea Byrne and held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Cardiff on the 30th June 2022. The Awards were sponsored by GHN Property and Developments and in Support of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales and the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity It was such a fantastic event with a great atmosphere in the room!

Well done to everyone who was shortlisted as finalists, we had a huge amount of applications and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations, you are all doing amazing things in your relevant fields and you should be so proud of your achievements!

Extremely thankful and very honoured to have in attendance and hear from the Deputy Minister Hannah Blythyn MS, Brigadier Jock Fraser MBE, Brigadier Andrew Dawes CBE and Welsh Veterans Commissioner Col James Phillips during the evening. A special thanks also has to go to the The Regimental Band & Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh – Royal Navy Reserves, Harry and Grace from MPCT and the Welsh Guards who were there supporting in their famous red Tunics.

We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped put this amazing night together!

Some of the highlights of the night saw Lt Col Anthony Davies OBE receive the Lifetime Achievement Award to a standing ovation, The Team from Woodys Lodge picked up four awards, two Golds, one Silver and a Bronze for the amazing work they do within the community.  Monmouthshire Council become our Employer of the year!  The Fantastic Lisa Rawlings became our Role Model of the Year Winner and also the Welsh Veterans Awards Champion for 2022!

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

Our Winners are :

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Veterans Awards Champion:  Lisa Rawlings  

 

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Royal Educare
Winner  – Lisa Rawlings
Silver – Stephen Owen
Bronze – Dave Dewar
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Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents 
Winner  – Dan Stanley
Silver – Mark Morgan
Bronze –   Mark Hodgkinson
The Community Award – Sponsored by Vigilance
Winner  – Katherine Fisher
Silver –  Paul Bromwell
Bronze –  James Hunt
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Contribution to the Scottish Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by Print Inc Embroidery and Print 
Winner  – Gavin Bilton
Silver – Joe Williams
Bronze – Christopher Gouldsmith
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Leavers to Leaders Award
Winner  – Emma Eynon
Silver –  John Evans
Bronze – Chris Kerr
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Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Complete Office Solutions 
Winner  -Kelly Farr
Silver –  Michael Smith
Bronze – Hywel Baker
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Employer of the Year- Sponsored by AB Glass 
Winner  – Monmouthshire County Council
Silver – Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Bronze – Butterfly Data
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Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Educ8
Winner  – YourNorth
Silver – Hard Target Airsoft
Bronze – Fantom Factory Ltd
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Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – David Watkins
Silver – Sarah Hattle
Bronze – Penny Jenkins
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Reservist of the Year – Sponsored by GHN  Property and Developments 
Winner  – Karen Spencer
Silver – Ian Darlington
Bronze – Ioan Evans
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Health and Well-being Award –  Sponsored by Bridgend Audi Sinclair 
Winner  – Woodys Lodge
Silver – Better Men UK
Bronze – YourNorth
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Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James
Winner  – Anthony Davies OBE
Silver – Peter Webber
Bronze – Louise Crawford

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Shortlisted Finalists, remember its you who inspire our future service leavers – Keep an eye out on Facebook and our social media sites for pictures and videos of the evening coming soon!