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

Welsh Veterans Awards Logo

Massive thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards hosted by Polly James and held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Cardiff on the 5th July. 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 Nick Thomas CBE,  Commadore Adrian Williams OBE, Commander Stephen Henaghen and The 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, MPCT learners 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 Joan Reynolds MBE receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and become our Welsh Veterans Awarsd Champion with a standing ovation, The Team from MPCT (Learning Curve Group) picked up three awards, two Golds and one Silver  for the amazing work they do within the community.  Sierra Nevada Corporation mission System UK LTD become our Employer of the year and the Fantastic Peter Webber received an award for Lifetime Entrepreneurship.

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:  Joan Reynolds MBE


Contribution to Lifetime Entrepreneurship :  Peter Webber 


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Forces Employment Charity

Gold: Paul Bromwell

Silver: Chance Morgan

Bronze: Lee West



Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents


Gold: Ruth Birch

Silver: Michael Jeffery

Bronze: Daniel Murphy

Bronze: Gareth Noble

The Community Awards – Sponsored by Vigilance


Gold: Paul Bromwell

Silver: Hannah Jarvis

Bronze: John Evans



Contribution to the Welsh Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by Print Inc


Gold: Steven Tallis

Silver: Neil Adams

Bronze: Christopher McEwen


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Audi Sinclair 


Gold: VC Gallery

Silver: Bulldogs BCA

Bronze: Woody’s Lodge

Bronze: Help For Heroes



Leader of the Year Award  – Sponsored by  Veteran Trees 


Gold: Arwyn Watkins OBE

Silver: Brian Edwards

Bronze: Gerard Murphy



Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Document Solutions Group


Gold: Jac Hughes

Silver: Arwyn Watkins OBE

Bronze: Daniel Murphy




Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Credas


Gold: Sierra Nevada Corporation mission System UK LTD

Silver: HMP Swansea

Bronze: Woody’s Lodge

Bronze: Vale of Glamorgan Council



Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Educ8 Training


Gold: The Veteran Building Company

Silver: Fantom Factory

Bronze: CASS Supplies Limited

Bronze: SudoCyber Limited



Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine


Gold: Mark Shuttleworth

Silver: Nigel Locke

Bronze: John Edwards



Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James


Gold: Joan Reynolds MBE

Silver: Gareth Pennell

Bronze: Manny Manfred



Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by AB Glass 


Gold: Lee Richards

Silver: Andrew Cavill

Bronze: Sonia Briggs

Bronze: Lee Jones


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!