Welcome to our Winners at this years Welsh Veterans Awards 2024!!

Welsh Veterans Awards Logo

Massive thanks to everyone who attended this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards hosted by Polly James and held at the 4* Vale Resort. The Awards were sponsored by Vindico and in Support of The Army Benevolent Fund and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity It was such a fantastic event with a great atmosphere in the room in what was our largest Welsh Veterans Awards to date on our fifth year anniversary!

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 Welsh Veterans Commissioner Col James Philips, Air Commodore Rob Woods OBE, Commander Steve Henaghen, Lt Col Dafydd Evans and Regional Director of the ABF Charity Pete Davies.

A special thanks also has to go to the Corps of drums of the Royal Welsh and the Welsh Guards who were there supporting in their famous red Tunics.

The awards were also supported with a strong contingent from the British Army Reserves based at Bridgend and the Royal Navy Reserves team from HMS Cambria.

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 Roma Eliemaude Taylor  receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and become our Welsh Veterans Awards Champion with a standing ovation. Raymond Williams won a Gold (Fitness), Silver (Role Model) and a Bronze (Volunteer). Team Alabaré become our Employer of the year.

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: Roma Eliemaude Taylor


Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Forces Employment Charity

Gold: Kelly Farr

Silver: Raymond Williams

Bronze: Neil Jeremiah



Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents

Gold: Richard Bennett

Silver:  Desmond Paul

Bronze: Marc Sherlock

The Community Awards – Sponsored by Vigilance

Gold: Melvin Watts

Silver: Dawn Parkin

Bronze: Kevin Stanley



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

Gold: Raymond Williams

Silver: Christopher McEwen

Bronze: Kieran Hackney


Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Audi Sinclair 

Gold: YourNorth

Silver: Therapies4services CIC

Bronze: Ajuda LTD

Bronze: Links


Leader of the Year Award  – Sponsored by  Eyes Front 

Gold: Ashley Thomas

Silver: James Cadmore

Bronze: Charles Scarf



Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Complete Office Solutions 

Gold: Daniel Edmunds

Silver: John Evans

Bronze: James Tipping




Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Credas

Gold: Alabaré

Silver: Espanaro LTD

Bronze: Cardiff Bus



Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Educ8 Training

Gold: Espanaro LTD

Silver: Sudocyber LTD

Bronze: So Fit Group



Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Gold: Moawian Bin-Sufyan

Silver: Nigel Jones

Bronze: Raymond Williams



Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James

Gold: Roma Eliemaude Taylor

Silver: Mark Evans

Bronze: Melvin Watts

Bronze: Garden ‘pop’ White



Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK 

Gold: Simon Parsons

Silver: Huw Gruffyd Williams

Bronze: Craig Middle


Veteran Group of the Year ( 1 – 5 Years)- Sponsored by Vindico

Gold: Female Veterans Alliance

Silver: The Veterens & Communities Hub

Bronze: Taff Ely Veterans Group


Veteran Group of the Year ( 5+ Years)- Sponsored by Veterans Trees 

Gold: Barry Veterans Group

Silver: Valley Veterans Group

Bronze: The HMP Swansea Veterans’ Team


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!