Welcome to our Winners at this years Scottish Veterans Awards 2020 – 2021!!

We would like to thank everyone who attended this years Scottish Veterans Awards, held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Edinburgh on the 6th October 2021.  The Awards were sponsored by TMT Construction 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 the support from The Scottish Veterans Commissioner Colonel Charlie Wallace DL, Edinburgh Garrison Commander Lt Col Hugo Clarke MBE,  Garrison Sergeant Major Anthony Gibson, Charles Dunphie (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Scotland)  and the fantastic former Special Forces Operator Colin Maclachlan.  A special thanks also has to go to the  Mini Pipe Band from the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming, Scots Guards and The Regimental Mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland Cpl Cruanchan IV

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 former Scottish International Footballer and now Sporting Director at Falkirk FC Gary Holt take home the Contibution to Scottish Sport Award, Gavin Neate from Neatebox become our Entrepreneur of the year award winner  and the fantastic Jason Hare of Horseback UK  who became our Inspiration of the Year winner and our Scottish Veterans Awards Champion. (Jason Received a special commissioned piece that was made by Dan a Military veteran and owner of Veteran Trees)

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 :

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Veterans Awards Champion:  Jason Hare – Horseback UK

 

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc Embroidery and Print 
Winner  – Garry Cowan
Silver – Les Mason
Bronze – Brett Townsley BCA
Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ridge Steel
Winner  –Jason Hare – Horseback UK 
Silver –  Jeff Williams – VUAS
Bronze –   Chris Gillan – Heroes Drinks 
The Community Awards – Sponsored by Joint Force Alba
Winner  –Marc Hutton 
Silver – Colin Butcher
Bronze – Fiona Laing & John Bradley
Contribution to the Scottish Fitness Industry and Society 
Winner  –John Owens
Silver – Charlie Brister – Be Military Fit
Bronze – Peter Stewart –  CTC Grampian
Contribution to the Scottish Sport – Sponsored by TMT Construction
Winner  –Gary Holt – Falkirk FC
Silver –  Chris Paterson
Bronze – Bill Little

 

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors
Winner  –Gavin Neate  – Neatebox
Silver –  Mark Laird –  Lairds of Troon
Bronze – Darren Philpson – Four one Safety Solutions

 

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors
Winner  – Lothian Buses
Silver –  RB safety Consultants Ltd
Bronze –  Royal Bank of Scotland

 

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – Lairds of Troon
Silver – Omniscient Safety Innovations
Bronze – LCS Embroidery Ltd

 

 

Volunteer of the Year –  Terrestres Servo Coronas
Winner  – Mark Harper  
Silver – Jeff Williams  
Bronze – David Curruthers 
Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by TMT Construction
Winner  – William Brian Howieson 
Silver –  John Owens
Bronze – Suzanne Fernando MBE BCAh

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 for pictures of the evening coming soon over on our Facebook page!

Welcome to our Winners at this years English Veterans Awards 2020 – 2021!!

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We would like to thank everyone who attended this years English Veterans Awards, held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Solihull on the 15th September 2021.  The Awards were sponsored by Hugh James and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!

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 to have the support from the West Midlands Lieutenancy with Deputy Lieutenant Les Ratcliffe MBE TD DL in attendance.  We were very honoured and privileged to have Colonel Paul Gilby, Deputy Commander, 11 Signal and Lt Col ( Rtd) Richard Hackett Regional Director ABF The Soldiers’ Charity speak at the awards.  A Special Thanks also has to go to the  Corps of Drums of the Grenadier Guards who opened the Awards.

We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped put this together!

Some of the highlights of the night saw Tough Enough to Care take home two awards for the amazing work they are doing within our community, Richard Dorney MBE taking home our Lifetime achievement award and the fantastic Bernard Stonestreet  who became our Volunteer of the Year winner and our English Veterans Awards  Champion.

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 Winners are :

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  • Veterans Awards Champion:  Bernard Stonestreet

 

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc 

  • Winner – Tim Evers – Sapper Support
  • Silver – Ger Fowler – Veterans Crisis Sunderland
  • Bronze – Scott Lawson – The Cornwall College Group

 

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ridgesteel

  • Winner – Stuart Bratt – Tough enough to Care
  • Silver – David Curtis – Everton in the Community
  • Bronze – AJ Roberts

 

The Community Awards – Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

  • Winner – Neil Jurd OBE
  • Silver – Stephen West – Forces Re-Engineered CIC
  • Bronze –  Nick Wilson – Talk Mental Health

 

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Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

  • Winner – Steve Whitmore
  • Silver – Graham O’Brien – BMF
  • Bronze – Simon Baverstock – Plyofit Elite Fitness

 

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

  • Winner – Tough enough to Care
  • Silver – BMF  ( Be Military Fit)
  • Bronze – Veterans Growth

 

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

  • Winner -Lynn Roddy
  • Silver – Laurence Moore – Nomad CIC – Project RECCE
  • Bronze – Timothy Duncombe – Unite Telecom

 


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

  • Winner – Matthew Burrows – Self Build Heroes
  • Silver – Benjiman Sutton – Techulia
  • Bronze – Dougie Brimson – Red Bus Movies

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

  • Winner – FM Conway
  • Silver – FDM Group
  • Bronze – CXC ltd and Portsmouth NHS Trust

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees 

  • Winner – CXC Ltd
  • Silver – Unite Telecoms
  • Bronze – AJ Roberts Coaching & Sir Fix-a-lock Ltd

 

Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

  • Winner – Bernard Stonestreet
  • Silver – David Paul Swift
  • Bronze – Kerryanne Wild

 

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Vigilance

  • Winner – Richard Dorney MBE
  • Silver – Bob Blanchard
  • Bronze – Nicola Batty

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

  • Winner – Andrew Lawson ( FDM Group)
  • Silver – Rochelle Gopee – NHS
  • Bronze – Ryan Edwards

 

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 for pictures of the evening coming soon over on our Facebook page!

Welcome to our Winners at this years Welsh Veterans Awards 2020 – 2021!!

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We would like to thank everyone who attended this years Welsh Veterans Awards, held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Cardiff on the 9th September 2021.  The Awards were sponsored by Bridgend Audi – Sinclair Audi and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!

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 to have support from the Welsh Government from Hannah Blythyn MS Deputy Minister for Social Partnership. A huge thanks to Brigadier  J Fraser MBE and Brigadier A Dawes CBE, Head of the Army in Wales and the Commander of 160th Infantry Brigade. Both Brigadiers kindly spoke at our Awards evening.  A Special Thanks also has to go our to the Royal Navy Reserves from HMS Cambria, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and the  fantastic Support given by the Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh and Shenkin IV the Goat Major!

We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped put this together!

Some of the highlights of the night saw Michael Allen from Endex  be awarded the Inspiration of the year  award and become our Welsh Veterans Awards Champion and Paul Taylor MBE be awarded the Leavers to Leaders award from the fantastic company RE:ACT Disaster response.

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 Winners are :

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Welsh Veterans Awards Champion –  Michael Allen – Endex 

 

 Role Model of the Year – Sponsored by Royal Educare

 

  • Mike Smith                              (Winner)
  • Ryan Roberts                           (Silver)
  • Dai Matthews                           (Bronze)

 

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents 

  • Michael Allen                            (Winner)
  • Roger Lees                                 (Silver)
  • John Fulcher                             (Bronze)

 

The Community Award- Sponsored by RV1 Group

 

  • Cyril Turner                            (Winner)
  • Paul O’ Dwyer                          (Silver)
  • Russell Kitely                          (Bronze)

 

Contribution to Welsh Fitness Industry- Sponsored by Print Inc

  • Neil Adams                               (Winner)
  • Adam White                              (Silver)
  • Rob Morgan                              (Bronze)

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Office Solutions 

  • Colin Singer                            (Winner)
  • Eoin Carson                            (Silver)
  • Oliver Williams                      (Bronze)

 

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors  

  • Steve Fisher                            (Winner)
  • Peter Webber                           (Silver)
  • John Thomas                        (Bronze)

 

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by AB Glass

  • MPCT                                     (Winner)
  • 1940’s Swansea & Wagtail   (Silver)
  • Newport City Council          (Bronze)

 

Leavers to Leader Award – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders 

 

  • Paul Taylor MBE            (Winner)
  • Arwyn Watkins OBE       (Silver)
  • Alan Lowry                      (Bronze)

 

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine 

  • Sue Butler                           (Winner)
  • Naomi Anderson                  (Silver)
  • Jeff Rees                                (Bronze)

 

Veterans Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by  Educ8 Training

  • Ajuda Limited                 (Winner)
  • Foxbury Solutions           (Silver)
  • Ollywood                          (Bronze)

 

Health and Well-being Award  – Sponsored by Bridgend AUDI – Sinclair Audi

  • The Bulldogs                 (Winner)
  • The VC Gallery               (Silver)
  • CCFC Foundation         (Bronze)

 

Reservist  of the Year Award – Sponsored by Bridgend AUDI – Sinclair Audi

  • Kieron Long                 (Winner)
  • Bart Wilkins                 (Silver)
  • James Drake                (Bronze)

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 for our pictures of the evening  coming soon over on our Facebook page!

Meet the Judges at the Welsh Veterans Awards 2020-2021

 

Alan Brayley, Managing Director, AB Glass; President, Swansea Bay Business Club; Deputy Lord Lieutenant for West Glamorgan.

I am the Managing Director and owner of AB Glass, an architectural aluminium and access control specialist. I am a proud previous winner of a Welsh Veterans Award and delighted to be asked to serve as a judge for these awards.

In addition to my business interests, I am also the President of Swansea Bay Business Club, representing the region’s business community; a member of Manufacturing Wales; and Deputy Lieutenant of West Glamorgan supporting Louise Fleet, JP, HM Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan.

I have a strong affinity with the armed forces at the veterans community in this part of Wales. I served in the Royal Regiment of Wales and Royal Welsh for 20 years, finishing my military career as a Sergeant Major. Since leaving the Forces, my company has employed many ex-service personnel and helped many more in other ways. I am a big supporter of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the national charity of the British Army.

 

Emma Grant, Regional Head of News Bauer Media South and South West
I am Regional Head of News for Bauer Media in South and West Wales and help organise our radio stations’ Veteran Network Day each year.
Since becoming a journalist over 26 years ago I’ve regularly come into contact with the armed forces and veteran community. But it was a family tragedy which led to me connecting on a much deeper level. The past four years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredible veterans and witnessed the huge difference they make in our communities. I’ve also campaigned on behalf of veterans through my journalism and lobbied those in power about the issues faced by those struggling with their mental health and transition to civilian life.
The Wales Veterans’ Awards are an incredible way of shining a light on this cohort and I am absolutely delighted to be involved this year as part of the judging panel.

 

 

Gemma Richardson,  Marketing and Communications Manger

Gemma is the Marketing and Communications Manager of the Educ8 Group, who offer fully funded training programmes in South Wales.

“I am a former military wife; my husband having transitioned two years ago from military to civilian life, who has now remade her home in Wales. Whilst based in Germany I worked for the Army Families Federation and am thus incredibly passionate, both personally and professionally, about the welfare of our soldiers, our veterans, our military families and the impact transitioning can have.

I am then, thrilled to be a part of the judging panel for the Wales Veterans Awards, and to play a part in celebrating the fantastic contribution veterans make to the UK, post military, and of course to Wales: setting an example, and shining light, to inspire us all”

 

Peter Davies  – Regional Director Wales, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

His role encompasses inter alia; representing the Charity in Wales; engaging a wide range of audiences both military and civilian on the work of the Charity to encourage support to regional fundraising, continual development of our volunteer fundraising, initiating and delivery of regional fundraising events.

 

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity and provides support to soldiers, former soldiers, and their families, for life – whatever the need is. It supports the Army family of all generations, not just those affected by recent conflict. Working in support of corps and regimental benevolent charities, The Soldiers’ Charity relies heavily on community fundraisers, volunteers and benefactors to ensure that those in need get the assistance they deserve.

Peter comes from a family with a long Army tradition (fifth generation), and, as a long-serving former British soldier and a proud Welshman, he fully appreciates the work of the Welsh Veterans Awards and whose aims are very close to his heart. Peter was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours military list, prior to ending his 23 years regular service in the British Army finishing his time in the British Army as a Warrant Officer Class One in the Royal Logistics Corps. Married to Nicola for 25 years with two children, Keiran (25) and Charley (16).

Nia-Wyn Evans  – Solicitor

I am a solicitor at Hugh James, now based at our London office. I work within the military team representing military and ex-military servicemen and women.

Whilst speaking with military and ex-military personnel on a daily basis I am all too familiar with the difficulties veterans can face when leaving service.  I wanted to join the judging panel for the Veteran Awards to celebrate those who have made a successful transition from military to civilian life, whilst also assisting veterans who have faced difficulties when returning to civilian life as part of my role as a solicitor.

I have been fortunate to sit on the judging panel for the Welsh, English and Scottish Veteran Awards previously and I am really looking forward to join the judging panel for this years Welsh Veteran Awards this year and to hear all about the shortlisted finalists.

 Rebecca Porter, Director at Porters Estate Agents 

I am Director of Porters Estate Agents. I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of deserving nominees and of course seeing the the goat again. Eager to be involved as very proud of what our armed services do for us on a daily basis. Most of which, we never hear of. This is a great opportunity for our former Military to showcase their fantastic achievements since leaving the Armed Forces.  I cant wait to hear all the amazing stories.

 

Samuel T Ready, Entrepreneur, Director and Author:
Samuel T. Reddy is passionate about seeing the best in leaders. He is a visionary global leader, leadership transition strategist, author, researcher and an impact entrepreneur based in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Samuel is a multi award winning member of the British Armed Forces, an International Bestselling author of the book Leavers To Leaders, which has reached an Amazon #1 bestseller in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada.
He is the CEO of TriAtis Global Leadership, a UK based international training and development organisation specialising in career & leadership transition in 3 continents to keep Leaders relevant, rigorous and responsive. Samuel has taken part in various Shows and is a natural in front of the camera both as a guest and a host. One particular show recorded at University of Southampton Business School is the LOS Cast – a series of talks with business leaders on change, strategy and leadership. As an Inspirational Keynote Speaker he regularly speaks on the ‘3 L.O.S of Leadership’ & the ‘Leaders Operating System’. Samuel is also the co-founder of TriPotential CIC, a social enterprise set up to help the UK government have more cognitive diversity in the military & uniformed services. As a citizen of two commonwealth countries, Samuel believes strongly in sustainable leadership, and has aligned all his books & programmes to improve youth literacy in disadvantaged countries. He is the patron of ‘The Sugarcane Boy‘ Book Club to help children have a book to read at home.

 

 

Alex Williams and Victoria Beacham  Founders at Royal Educare.

Alex oversees the business development and the recruitment department, where Victoria manages the finance, back office and company accounts. We decided to be sponsors at this year’s English Veterans awards due to being a family of Military background, we understand the transition from Military life to Civvy Street can be difficult. We wanted to give recognition to those Veterans that have not only achieved and succeeded the transition but have gone on to achieve great things in their life. It’s a privilege to be part of such a rewarding event.

 

 

The English Veterans Awards Shortlisted Filming day Warwick

              

In the UK, there are tens of thousands of former military personnel, who upon retirement from the armed forces have proceeded to contribute immensely to their country. The Veterans Awards looks to celebrate these true heroes from each home nation, whilst being a not for profit organisation that promotes the positives from our military community.

The Veterans Awards promote their stories and journeys through our social media sites and film their background stories for use with their media partners (including Pathfinder International magazine), social media sites and local news.

On August 19 2020 the Veterans Awards team held a socially distanced certificate and filming day for their English Veterans Awards and were very thankful for all of the people that made the journey to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire).

The Veterans Awards and Pathfinder Magazine would like to say a huge thanks to all the staff at the Museum, dignitaries, sponsors, volunteers and the amazing people that helped put all this together including ABF The Soldiers’ Charity West Midlands.

Rewarding British armed forces veterans, serving reservists and those companies that are doing great things to support us in England following social distancing guidelines at the same time was fantastic to see.

Thanks to below who came along to meet and support all the finalists who are doing great things from our Community, all our finalists appreciated your support and kind words!

  • Colonel (Ret’d) RJ Carruthers, OBE, TD. Chair of the Royal Warwickshire Regimental Association. Chair Warwickshire ABF. Member West Mids RFCA
  • Mr Timothy Cox. HM Lord Lieutenant for Warwickshire
  • Councillor Terry Morris: Mayor of Warwick.
  • Lt Col (Ret’d) John Rice. Chair of Trustees Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum Warwick
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Richard L Mayberry QGM. Chief Executive, The West Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association

The Museum itself tells the story of over 300 years of history of the County Regiment, from its raising in 1674 to the Fusiliers of today. A fantastic venue steeped with military history that was certainly a great location to film our finalist’s back stories for the main awards night.

The Awards evening is being held to reward our former serving military personnel in the areas of sport, fitness, business and the wider community, serving reservists and those companies that go above and beyond to recruit from our veteran community whom are based in England. Applications were received far and wide from across England.

The Main awards evening will see the shortlisted finalists attend a Black-Tie Dinner and awards ceremony that will be hosted by Radio X DJ Polly James and supported by the Corps of Drums of the Grenadier Guards.

Founder of the Veterans Awards Sean Molino BCA said “ The aim of our Veterans Awards is to inspire future service leavers that they can achieve great things when they do decide to leave the Armed Forces, it’s all about the positives that are happening within our veteran community. All our shortlisted finalists should be extremely proud of their achievements. We are here to spread the positive messages and journeys from within our veteran community, serving reservists and those companies that support us.”

Pathfinder International editor, Mal Robinson added, “It was great to see some many turn up for the filming day yesterday in Warwick, despite some lockdown restrictions still being in place. The stories and achievements of the finalists never fail to disappoint in terms of commitment and determination to succeed on behalf of the forces community. It is safe to say, the military family is in safe hands for years to come with the calibre of the peoples and companies involved in the English Veterans Awards alone.”

We look forward to welcoming you on the main Awards night October 7th to be held at the Village Hotel Solihull and thanks to the fantastic sponsors who have made this happen Hugh James, Vigilance, Mortgage Squared, Leavers to Leaders, Company X Consulting, Print Inc, Pathfinder International Magazine, Veteran Trees, Terrestres Servo Coronas and Ridgesteel Fabrications.

 

Welsh Veterans Awards – Shortlisted Filming day Firing Line Museum Cardiff Castle

August 5th saw the Production Company Leek and Potato film our amazing shortlisted finalists from within the iconic and historic Cardiff Castle!

It was a true honour for our team to meet our shortlisted Finalists for the Welsh Veterans Awards in support of the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales.  During the morning the all shortlisted nominees were issued with their finalist certificates by Nia- Wyn Evans (Hugh James) Pete Davies (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) Samuel T Reddy (Leavers to Leaders) and Sonya Morton Firth (The Sonya Morton Firth Show)

All our team can’t wait to hear about your inspiring journeys on the evening itself – March 3rd 2021 at the Village Hotel Cardiff Sponsored by  Sinclair Audi Bridgend

Huge thanks to all the amazing team at the firing line museum  and Cardiff Castle  for facilitating the filming and the fantastic production company Leek and Potato Productions.

All our team are so excited to celebrate your success!

Remember it’s you who act as role models for future service leavers!

Keep an eye out for the finalist videos that will hit your screens over the next few weeks!

Ticket sales are open now!

Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the English Veterans Awards 2020!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years English Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Village Hotel Solihull on the 7th October 2020. and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity!

Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted as finalists. We had double the amount of  applications compared to last year 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 

David Atkin (MPCT)
Ger Fowler (Veterans Crisis Sunderland)
Ashley Winter (Defence Medical Welfare Service)
Tim Evers (Sapper Support)
Scott Lawson (The Cornwall College Group)

 

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Hugh James

Ian Rudge
Keith Malcolm (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
Laura Dolphin (Dolphin Outsourcing Ltd & Especially UK Business CIC )
Stuart Bratt (Tough Enough To Care )
A J Roberts
David Curtis  (Everton in the community)

 

The Community Awards – Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

Nick Wilson (Talk Mental Health)
Stephen West (Forces Re – Engineered CIC)
Billy Macleod (Veterans in Action)
Paul Bennett (Veterans Hearing Foundation)
Neil Jurd
Jonathan Morris (Clan Derby)

 

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Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Simon Baverstock (Plyofit Elite Fitness)
Andy Mcghee (Pinnacle Performance)
Thomas Blackwood (Forces Fit)
Steve Whitmore (YMCA)
Graham Obrien (BMF)

 

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

Everton in the community
Hidden Valley Bushcraft
Veterans Growth
Liverpool Veterans HQ
BMF ( Be Miltary Fit)
Tough Enough To Care
Blue Van Veterans Drop-In

 

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

John Stephenson (The Forces Transition Group)
Lynn Rodey (Home Instead Senior Care Tavistock and Tamar Valley)
Laurence Moore (Nomad CIC – Project RECCE)
Timothy Duncombe (Unite Telecoms)

 


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Chris Brown (Gourmet Social Enterprise)
Matthew Burrows (Self Build Heroes)
John Burfield (Sand Lizard Technical Solutions)
Benjiman Sutton (Techulia)
Dougie Brimson (CEO Red Bus Movies)

 

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
FM Conway
FDM Group
Company x Consulting Ltd

 

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees 

Self Build Heroes
A J Roberts Coaching
CXC Ltd
Unite Telecoms
Forces Transition Group
Launchpad
Sir Fix-a-lock Ltd

 

Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

Kerryanne Wilde (Cert UK)
Christopher Jones (WWTW)
Bernard Stonestreet (East Sussex Veterans Hub 99/100 Club )
Barry Coase (Combat Stress)
David Paul Swift (Saints veterans of the foundation )
Ian Neville (Littlehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club )
Andrew Johnson (KJB Kitchens)

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Vigilance

Richard Dorney MBE (Strongmind Resiliency Training Ltd )
Bob Blanchard (Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood CouncilLtd)
David Till (Dtechnics)
Nicola Batty

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Mortgage Squared

Andrew Lawson (FDM Group)
Rochelle Gopee (NHS)
Ryan Edwards

 

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 filmed in the fantastic Location of  The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire) on Wednesday 19th August. These videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself, you will also receive your finalist certificate on this fantastic morning.

All our Shortlisted Finalists will have the opportunity to purchase tickets between 10th  August and 7th September. If we do have to move the main awards evening because of the current Covid 19 Situation all tickets will be moved and secured for the new date accordingly.

For more details please get in touch.

Meet our Shortlisted Finalists for the Welsh Veterans Awards 2020!

The Veterans Awards are proud to announce our shortlisted Finalists for this years Welsh Veterans Awards, due to be held at the Village Hotel Cardiff on the 26th August 2020. Sponsored by Sinclair Audi Bridgend and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales!

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 Royal Educare

Ryan Roberts MPCT
Michelle Williams Veterans UK – VWS
Mike Smith Hard Target Airsoft
Dawn Evans Ajuda
Dai Matthews War Paws

 

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by Porters Estate Agents

Michael Allen Endex
Roger Lees Change Step
Ian Williams Regimental Cleaning Services
John Fulcher Porthcawl Veterans Hub

The Community Awards – Sponsored by RV1 Group

Russell Kitely Group 617
Adrian Rabey The British Training Board
Cyril Turner Royal British Legion
Paul O’ Dwyer TATA Steel

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

Neil Adams Mindset Functional Fitness
Adam White Commando X Fit
Rob Morgan KIS Fitness & Revival Escape
Joshua Ryan Hicks

Health & Well-being Award  – Sponsored by  Audi Sinclair 

SOFIT
The VC Gallery
Mindset Functional Fitness
The Bull Dogs
Coleg Cambria
Cardiff City FC  Foundation

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

Vincent Baldry Brightlink Learning
Arwyn Watkins OBE Cambrian Training
Paul Taylor RE:ACT – Team Rubicon UK
Lucy Woodhouse Welsh Ambulance Service
Maria Lewis Age Connects Morgannwg
Alan Lowry Coleg Cambria

 


Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Pinnacle Document Solutions Group

Eoin Carson Foxbury Solutions
Phil Jones SOFIT
Colin Singer Wagtail
Oliver Williams Ollywood

 

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by AB Glass

Newport City Council
Wagtail
1940’s Swansea
MPCT

 

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Educ8 Training

Foxbury Solutions
Brightlink Learning
Ollywood
Cell Path Ltd
Hard Target
Ajuda

 

Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine

Naomi Anderson  Welsh Veterans Partnership
Jeff Rees  Barry Veterans Group
Sue Butler  Porthcawl Veterans Hub

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Hugh James

Steve Fisher
Winston Thomas MBE Pembrey Air Port
Arwyn Watkins OBE Cambrian Training
John Thomas 1940’s Swansea
Peter Webber Cell Path

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Sinclair Audi

James Drake Tata Steel
Kieron Long CI People
Bart Wilkins Read Construction Holdings Ltd

 

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 filmed in the fantastic Location of The Firing Line Museum Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 5th August. These videos will then be used on our extensive media campaign and will also be played on the evening itself, you will also receive your finalist certificate on this fantastic morning.

All our Shortlisted Finalists will have the opportunity to purchase tickets between 20th July and 1st August. If we do have to move the main awards evening because of the current Covid 19 Situation all tickets will be moved and secured for the new date accordingly.

For more details please get in touch.

Meet the Sponsors at the English Veterans Awards 2020

 

 

CXC are passionate about supporting our military community and those looking to transition into civilian life. We as a company of primarily ex-serving military staff understand the challenges and concerns our colleagues face as they look to make the decision to leave the armed forces. We believe it is important for businesses who provide similar transitional support to be recognised and encouraged to continue to provide this essential support to our serving colleagues.

The veteran’s awards provide recognition for existing businesses who look to support our military colleagues, both serving and looking to transition into civilian life. They also provide encouragement for other business considering supporting our military community by showing the value of providing such support. Businesses looking to support the awards benefit from a significant amount of publicity from the event, as well as attracting high calibre ex-military professionals, and business opportunities in support of defence requirements.

Company X Consulting are a consultancy SME company, with a family feel. We employ high calibre individuals who provide essential marketable skills in support of client requirements (including, but not limited to; Project Managers, Programme Managers, Cyber, Information Assurance, Business Change Managers, Business Analysts, Service Management, Service Design, Construction, Leadership, Training etc). The CXC family are primarily made up of ex-military, where CXC provide full transitional support for those looking to leave the armed forces and consider a career in consultancy. We (CXC) work with those individuals to guide them through their journey leaving the military, providing guidance on CV writing, how to find contracting roles, support traversing the complex matrix of recruiters, frameworks, and contracts, training, marketing, assistance in transferring military terminology into civilian and industry recognised formats, and full support during their time working with CXC. We focus on each member of the CXC family as an individual.

For more information on CXC ltd visit – https://cxc-ltd.com/#about

 

We are extremely happy to announce that Team Vigilance are sponsors at next year’s English Veterans Awards!

“Our military heritage and ethical approach are bringing a fresh perspective to the security industry.

Our military heritage is at the heart of everything we do, proven by our discipline, integrity and commitment to excellence. As an ethical business, we take our Corporate Social Responsibility seriously – we’re driven by the need to create positive change in the world.

We proudly employ ex-Armed Forces personnel, and look after them well. Their valuable skills and experience are a major asset to our business and our clients; they have a professionalism that is unmatched in the industry.

Vigilance is proud to employ military veterans, and has close ties to the Gurkha community. They have a strong sense of corporate responsibility, and support charities including Gurhka Welfare Trust, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, Remembered There But Not There & the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity”

For more info on Vigilance please check out – http://vigilanceprotects.com/

All The Veterans Awards team appreciate your support and please keep up the amazing work you are doing!

 

 

 

Thank you to Angela Windsor MD of Print Inc sponsor at this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards

Print Inc. specialises in bespoke business to business embroidery, print, and merchandise supplies. Make the switch to Print Inc for hassle free uniform and work wear for your company.

Print Inc have recently completed an order for the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Boxing team polo’s, their Operation TORAL (Afghanistan) and Belize tour t shirts  and they also print the water bottles for the Battalion.

They started off undertaking work for the Welsh Guards Boxing Team and then after they saw the quality of the items they wanted to work with us on other projects.

“We pride ourselves on quality embroidery and delivering excellence with each order and cant wait to hear the positive stories from our Military Veteran Community at the upcoming Awards”

For more info on print Inc please check out –

Print Inc Embroidery & Print – https://printincclothing.co.uk/

 

Mortgage Squared isn’t your average mortgage broker. We are veteran owned and family run; we pride ourselves on our award winning and friendly five-star customer service and we believe that our unique business ethos and values will make an impact while helping our valued military and veteran clients.

A mortgage is one of the biggest investments of your life and we want it to be a journey that you can feel relaxed and excited about, been able to talk frankly to one of your own and someone with a deep understanding of military and veteran life. We want to be your Mortgage Broker for life, standing with you every step of the way and guiding you from your first home to your dream home and beyond.

Although Mortgage Squared can help anyone the company was established to help armed forces personnel and veterans with tailored expert mortgage and protection advice. We have developed to specialise in assisting professionally qualified officers and veteran business owners.

Often members of the armed forces and veterans can be penalised when it comes to borrowing, through no fault of their own, because they may move regularly or be stationed abroad for periods of time, which may then affect their credit rating. Mortgage lenders may therefore be less likely to accept an application when compared to other mainstream occupations. Luckily, there are lenders out there who understand, and adopt a more common-sense approach, allowing for more flexible and unique underwriting criteria.

Director and founder Simon Rowe is an army veteran and still serves in the army reserve as a SNCO in the rifles. Mortgage Squared has been through its own journey of setting up as a veteran owned business and has been fortunate to have received lots of support from the veteran community. There is an absolute abundance of talent leaving the armed forces and joining the veteran community and we are passionate about following and supporting success wherever possible.”

The Veteran community is a family as we were while serving. There are individuals and business out there doing fantastic things after transitioning to civilian life and it is important that they are recognised and awarded for their hard work and achievements. The UK is slowly closing the gap between ourselves and the USA in how we recognise, support and develop our veterans in business.

Massive thank you Mortgage Squared

To find out more about Mortgage Squared visit – https://www.mortgagesquared.co.uk/

 

We are so pleased to have the fantastic team at Hugh James as sponsors at this years Scottish, English and Welsh Awards!

Here’s a little info on Hugh James –

We are a full service, top 100 UK law firm offering specialist legal and financial advice. With over 50 years’ experience, and 700 staff members, we have the expertise to deliver a service you can trust.

Although our workforce has grown to more than 700, we have retained and nurtured a unique culture which is based on hard work, exceptional talent, ambition, empathy, innovation and good humour. It is those qualities that have helped us grow the business to where we stand today. We have ambitious plans to become a top 50 UK firm by 2021 and our culture will be key to this.

Simon Ellis – ” We are really pleased to be involved with such an inspiring night and we are so glad to support our Military Veterans on National level”

https://www.hughjames.com.

We are so pleased to welcome Pathfinder International Magazine as our Official media Partner for the 2020 Veterans Awards.

We are really looking forward to working with Malcolm Robinson and his team to promote the Positives that are coming from within our Veteran Community and those companies that go above and beyond to support and recruit from us!

Please read the blog here for more information- http://pathfinderinternational.co.uk/pathfinder-magazine-b…/

Pathfinder International Magazine

Welcome to our  Leavers to Leaders Award – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders!

This award is for service Leavers who have successfully transitioned from the military to become leaders in any civilian role across governments, business and the 3rd sector. Selected winners will also be invited to represent their organisations at the Leavers To Leaders global conference to inspire others. Have you become a leader in your chosen field? Do you positively impact your civilian peers? How do you stand out in your organisations? Have you got any testimonials?

As the winner of the English veteran role model of the year and runner up of business leader of the year, Samuel T. Reddy aim is to empower other service Leavers to become leaders in their chosen field. In a digital world driven by Ai & technology leaders have to constantly reinvent themselves to stay relevant and this is where service Leavers can excel by applying themselves and also make meaning impact to organisations. Samuel is the founder of TriExForces, a selected team of ex military personnel who are deployed globally to empower teams and impact organisations. He is also the author of the bestselling book Leavers to Leaders, for anyone who is ready to become a leader in their field. He believes environment dictates performance, and you gain more experience by exposing yourself to new environments.

Leavers To Leaders – TriExForces – Veteran Owned UK

 

We are extremely proud to announce that The Social Butterfly Marketing LTD will be looking after all our social media marketing on twitter during our Welsh Veterans Awards and English Veterans Awards during 2020!

The Social butterfly is an ecosystem of Marketing and Design experts who work with private and public sectors. We motivate local businesses to refocus their attention back on marketing by providing unbiased effective consultancy and management in Wales.

Amy Price (Director) Said:

“We are very excited and proud to be involved with The Welsh Veterans awards and have strong personal links to those who have served in the military. Celebrating successes of our former military personnel who give so much to our country is something we feel very passionate about. Here’s to some great evenings.”

We are extremely happy to have Amy and her team cover our fantastic awards evening on twitter and if your attending and want a shout out please look out for them, they are amazing at what they do!

The Social Butterfly Marketing LTD

 

Leavers to Leaders Awards Launch

       
The Leavers to Leaders Awards is here!!!
Huge thanks to Emma Grant and the great team at The Wave radio station who hosted our launch of the Leavers To Leaders award that is a category award at this year’s English and Welsh Veterans Awards sponsored by Bridgend Audi – Sinclair Audi. The Leavers to Leaders Award has been brought to you the best Selling Author Mr Samuel T. Reddy and the team at Veterans Awards UK – You can listen the Radio interview from the launch by clicking HERE!!
The Veterans Awards are a National awards ceremony put together by Veterans for veterans and those companies that support us, promoting all things positive from our Veteran Community, rewarding Veterans in Sport, fitness, business and the wider community! We even have an award for those Civilian companies that go above and beyond to recruit from the military and support our serving reservists and those serving reservists that are doing great things!
The leavers to Leaders award recognises those former serving military personnel who have successfully transitioned and Positively impacted their Organisation.
Samuel T Ready stated:
“Having successfully engaged and transitioned from the military to become and entrepreneur and beyond, I believe everyone has influence, but most importantly I believe service Leavers are the future Leaders and service personnel have all the skills and attitude they need to strive in a world with constant disruption & dislocation. The Leavers To Leaders award as part of the Welsh Veterans Awards is to spotlight those who have successfully transitioned from the military and positively impacting organisations. The winners get to join the Leavers To Leaders conference in November to represent their companies because serving does not have to stop. “
Sean Molino BCA founder of the awards stated:
” I’m really excited to be working with Samuel and his team on this award especially as Samuel was a previous winner at our English Veterans Awards last year, let’s inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen when they do decide to leave the armed forces”

Leavers to Leaders Award Finalists at the Welsh Veterans Awards  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

Vincent Baldry Brightlink Learning
Arwyn Watkins OBE Cambrian Training
Paul Taylor RE:ACT – Team Rubicon UK
Lucy Woodhouse Welsh Ambulance Service
Maria Lewis Age Connects Morgannwg
Alan Lowry Coleg Cambria

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by Leavers to Leaders

John Stephenson (The Forces Transition Group)
Lynn Rodey (Home Instead Senior Care Tavistock and Tamar Valley)
Laurence Moore (Nomad CIC – Project RECCE)
Timothy Duncombe (Unite Telecoms)
Aimee Bunyan (JP Morgan)
Good Luck to all our Finalists!!