Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the Scottish Veterans Awards 2024!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted finalists for this years Scottish Veterans Awards sponsored by Gone Solar, due to be held at the amazing 5* Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on the 24th April 2024. 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 

Rod Cavanagh
John Campbell
Charles Marshall
Gregg Matthew
Archie Dryburgh
Stacy Quinn


Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Eyes Front Magazine 

William Stoops
Scott Meenagh
Louise Worrall
Joe Bola Sova
Calum MacLeod


The Community Award – Sponsored by Forces Employment Charity 

Karen Elliot
Susan Bomphray
Natalie Cutler
Calum MacLeod
Alan Deans
Laura Simpson
Neil Taylor


Charity Sector Employer of the Year  – Sponsored by Prestonfield house

Forth Valley College
Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company
Sight Scotland & Sight Scotland Veterans
Wings for Warriors


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Be-inn Unity

Combat Journal
High Life Highland
Scottish Veterans Residences
Veterans First Point Lothian
The Veterans Garden Dumfries
Operation Cairngorms CIC


Leader of the year – Sponsored by Strongmind Resiliency Training 

Steve Walsh
Paul Korzeniewski
Christopher Buet
Michael Mcmillan
Craig Murney
Chris Shaw


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Gary Ferguson
Mick Flaherty
Gregg Matthew
Andrew Patterson
Jamie Kettyles

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Joint Force Alba


NHS Golden Jubilee
Lothian Buses
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS)
Mott MacDonald
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Lairds AV

Wilkins Chimney Sweep Lanarkshire
Hold Fast Elite Ltd
Baggage freedom
Forces Manor


Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by  Serica Energy

Laura Simpson
Ian Inglis
Maurice Kennedy
Mark Harper
Calum MacLeod
John Paul Stothard
Robert Conquer


Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Gone Solar 

Martin Bell
Steve Erskine
Chris Watson
Tom Gray
Archie Dryburgh
Mick Flaherty


Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Sandi Bern
Christian Jetuah
John Kane
Diane Davie
Euan Smith



Veterans Group of the Year –  Sponsored by The Army Benevolent Fund 

Royal Marines Association (East of Scotland)(Arbroath)
Military Museum Scotland SCIO
Royal marine riders association North
Lothians Veterans Centre
The Veterans Garden Dumfries
Kilmarnock Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland
Gen Dit Network


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 13th 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 amazing 5* Prestonfield House, Edinburgh on the 24th April 2024 between 26th February – 20th 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.