Welcome to our Winners at this years Scottish Veterans Awards 2023!!

We would like to thank everyone who attended this years Scottish Veterans Awards hosted by Mark McKenzie and held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Edinburgh on the 19th April 2023.  The Awards were sponsored by Joint Force Alba and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ 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 Col Simon Stevenson and the fantastic Edinburgh Garrison Sergeant Major Anthony Gibson during the evening.  It was lovely to have in attendance The Scottish Veterans Commissioner  Susie Hamilton. A special thanks also has to go to the Mini Pipe Band from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland and also the Scots Guards who were there supporting in their famous red Tunics and bearskins.

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 DXC Technology win Employer of the year!  The Fantastic Dougie Morgan became our Inspiration of the year Award Winner, Silver in the Lifetime Achievement Awards Category and also the Scottish Veterans Awards Champion for 2023!

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 :


Veterans Awards Champion:  Dougie Morgan


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc Embroidery and Print 
Winner  – Ilimo Torah
Silver – Chris Shaw
Bronze – Scott Simon
Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by GHN Property
Winner  -Dougie Morgan
Silver –  Craig Curtis
Bronze –   Daniel Macken
The Community Award – Sponsored by Joint Force Alba
Winner  – Mark Harper
Silver –  David Devenney
Bronze –  George Ross
Contribution to the Scottish Fitness Industry and Society 
Winner  – Barry Curtis
Silver – Robert Wallace
Bronze – Gavin Taylor
Leavers to Leaders Award
Winner  – Scott Simon
Silver –  Craig Murney
Bronze – Michael Flaherty /  Gordon Mcfadyen
Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors
Winner  -Jocelyn Wallace
Silver – Richie Nicoll
Bronze – Christopher Davidson
Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Joint Force Alba 
Winner  – DXC Technology
Silver – NHS Golden Jubilee
Bronze – Scottish Ambulance Service / IES Callenberg Ltd (A Trident Maritime Systems Company)
Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – EC Aluminium LTD
Silver – Curtis Bros Fitness
Bronze – Forbes & Son Property Maintenance Ltd
Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine
Winner  – George Ross
Silver – Mark Harper
Bronze – John Paul Stothard
Reservist of the Year – Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – Mark Crawford
Silver – Iain Davidson
Bronze – Michael Flaherty
Health and Well-being Award –  Sponsored by GHN  Property and Developments 
Winner  – Be-Inn Unity
Silver – Central Scotland Adventures
Bronze – The Veterans Garden
Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Veteran Trees
Winner  – Ian Stewart
Silver – Dougie Morgan
Bronze – Trish Mullen

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!