Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the Scottish Veterans Awards 2023!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted finalists for this years Scottish Veterans Awards sponsored by Joint Force Alba, due to be held at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on the 19th April 2023. Hosted by Radio DJ BFBS Scotland presenter Mark McKenzie and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Scotland!

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 Print Inc 

Christopher Shaw (The Gen Dit Network)
Jason Sumner
Ilimo (Mo) Torau
Brendan Forbes
Micheal McKeown
Johnny Allison
Scott Simon

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by GHN Property and Developments

Dougie Morgan
Daniel Macken
Amber Sokyrka
Craig Curtis
Tim Dalli

The Community Award – Sponsored by Joint Force Alba


David Devenney
William Graham
Mark Harper
Tony Brown
George Ross
Norman McConnachie
John Paul Stothard



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

Barry Curtis
Micky Yule
Robert Wallace
Gavin Taylor
Norman McConnachie


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  GHN Property and Developments

Be-inn Unity C.I.C.
Omniscient Safety Innovations Ltd
Scottish Ambulance Service – The Pacemakers
Central Scotland Adventures
Veterans Tribe Scotland
The Veterans Garden


Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

Michael Flaherty
Gordon Mcfadyen
Craig Murney
Scott Simon


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Jocelyn Wallace
Richie Nicoll
Christopher Davidson


Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Joint Force Alba

NHS Golden Jubilee
IES Callenberg Ltd (A Trident Maritime Systems Company)
Poppyscotland Welfare
Scottish Ambulance Service
DXC Technology
Bottom Groundworks


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Lairds AV

Forbes & Son Property Maintenance Ltd
EC Aluminium LTD
Curtis Bros Fitness


Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by  Pathfinder International Magazine

George Ross
Mark Harper
John Paul Stothard
Hamish Mcgregor


Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Veteran Trees

Dougie Morgan
Jason Sumner
Ian Stewart
Trish Mullen


Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Mark Crawford
Iain Davidson
Michael Flaherty

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 invited to a FREE certificate giving, filming and networking day at the Castle Club, Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 15th March where we will film their story and videos. These videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself. Our finalists will also receive their finalist certificate on this fantastic morning and get to network with the other finalists, sponsors and awards organisers.

All our Shortlisted finalists/family/friends and business colleagues will have the opportunity to purchase Tickets for the black tie award Ceremony due to be held at the Village Hotel Edinburgh on the 19th April 2023 between 25th February – 19th March. If we have any remaining tickets left they will then go on sale to our supporters.

To have a look at last years Scottish Veterans Awards please feel free to check out the Video = (63) Veterans Awards CIC – YouTube

All money above costs from our awards will put back into our  Veteran community via our small grants scheme for small grass routes Charitable organisations that support our Veteran Community and with a turnover of under 100k PA. Please see more here:  Veterans Awards Grants Scheme Proudly Supporting Charitable organisations across the UK! – The Veterans Awards 

For more details about our Veterans Awards please get in touch.