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


Massive thanks to everyone who attended this year’s English Veterans Awards hosted by Polly James and held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Bristol on the 21st September. The Awards were sponsored by Company X Consulting Ltd and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 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 nominated and 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 Brigadier Jock Fraser MBE  and Andrew Jameson OBE during the evening. It was lovely to have in the room former Special Forces solider Gordan Mathers MM (SAS).

A special thanks also has to go to the Corps of drums of the Welsh 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!

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:  Sally Orange MBE 


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc 

Winner  – Sally Orange MBE
Silver – Stuart Bratt
Bronze – Andrew Kershaw

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

Winner  – Anthony Stephen Malone
Silver – Paul Jacobs GM
Bronze –   Martin Flint Johnson

The Community Award – Sponsored by Strong mind Resiliency Training

Winner  – Ashley Winter
Silver – Ria Jackson
Bronze – John Adams

Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by  KJB Kitchens 

Winner  -Tom Blackwood
Silver – George Stobbs
Bronze – Samantha Neil

Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Company X Consulting 

Winner  – Shropshire Council
Silver – East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Bronze – Veteran Aware accredited Trusts

Leader  of the year Award  – Sponsored by Leader Connect 

Winner  – Ger Fowler
Silver – Gareth Davies
Bronze – Dan McCoy

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James
Winner  – Patrick Glennon
Silver – Sandra Murphy
Bronze – Simon Jones

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees 

Winner  –  6 Point 6
Silver – South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Bronze – FM Conway
Bronze – FDM Group

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Serica Energy 

Winner  – Sir Fix-a- Lock
Silver – Alpha56 Solutions
Bronze – Performance Edge
Bronze – Patrick James Solutions

Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

Winner  – Gina Allsop
Silver – Michael Donne
Bronze – Matt Lyons
Bronze – Leon Stokes

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by FDM

Winner  – John Thompson
Silver – Patrick Lyster Todd
Bronze – Bernie Broad
Bronze – Anthony Malone

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Ethos 

Winner  – Shehan Hettiaratchy
Silver – Joanne Cooke
Bronze – David Tatton
Bronze – Alex Saunders

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!