Finalists Announced for Soldiering On Awards 2024

The names of the 2024 Soldiering On Awards Finalists have been revealed. Scroll down to discover the incredible individuals and organisations shortlisted this year by our distinguished panel of independent judges. These experts faced the challenging task of selecting a shortlist of three finalists in each category from an outstanding field of nominations.

Hundreds of people dedicated their time and energy to nominate and share stories of extraordinary achievements across twelve unique award categories, presenting the judges with a truly demanding task. Their dedication and resolve resulted in 36 stellar finalists.

Join us in celebrating the very best of our society – the remarkable achievements of the Armed Forces community.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will share their inspirational stories in more detail and call on the public to cast their votes in two categories: the Animal Partnership Award and the Inspiration Award. The online vote will open on 23rd July and close on 26th August.

A private reception to celebrate the finalists will be held at the House of Lords, hosted by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe GBE PC. The winners will be announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by special guest presenter Jeremy Vine at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge on Wednesday 16th October 2024.

"With immense pride, I am delighted to announce the finalists of the 14th annual Soldiering On Awards. These remarkable individuals, projects, and organisations have demonstrated unparalleled passion and unwavering dedication to excellence, truly embodying the core values cherished by our Armed Forces. They are deserving recipients of this prestigious recognition, and we wholeheartedly applaud their outstanding achievements."

"In my first year as Co-Chair of Judges, I want to give my warmest thanks to all who have contributed to this vital endeavour. The judges showed unwavering dedication in selecting the finalists, and we are all hugely grateful to the nominators and nominees for sharing stories that exemplify exceptional talent, dedication, and achievements. These awards epitomise the very best of our community, and I congratulate this year’s thirty-six finalists for their exemplary role in inspiring us all.”

“Year after year, the nominations never cease to inspire. Shortlisting candidates is no small task for our category and independent judges, reflecting the exceptional quality of entries we review. We extend sincere congratulations to every nominee and finalist. Their humility enhances the profound impact of their achievements. The Soldiering On Awards are crucial for spotlighting these remarkable stories and ensuring their inspirational achievements receive national recognition. Congratulations to all the 2024 finalists for their outstanding contributions and the example they set for us all.”

Soldiering On Awards Finalists 2024

Animal Partnership Award – in partnership with Pets at Home (Public Vote)

  • Hero Paws
  • James ‘Jimmy’ Hill, Pawseidon
  • Jane Hoare, Service Dogs UK

 

Inspiration Award – in partnership with NatWest (Public Vote)

  • Andy Reid MBE
  • Hari Budha Magar MBE
  • Jonathan Thomson CBE QGM

 

Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award – in partnership with Redwood Technologies Group

  • Mohammed ‘Mo’ Amjid
  • Veteran’s Clinical Service, Help for Heroes
  • VICTOR Service, Combat Stress

 

Defence Inclusivity Award – in partnership with Barclays

  • British West India Regiments Heritage Trust
  • Maj Daljinder Singh Virdee MBE
  • Rank Outsiders

 

Family Values Award – in partnership with Right Management

  • Lt Col Georgie Symonds
  • John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation 
  • Military Coworking Network

 

Business Start-Up Award – in partnership with GKN Aerospace

  • Andrew and Lorraine Laverton, We Are Bert Ltd
  • Chris Shaw, GenDit Network Ltd
  • Phillip Jones, The Chocolate Soldier Ltd

 

Business Scale Up Award – in partnership with LSEG Foundation

  • Daniel Sylvester and Dion Sutherns, AlphaOne Electrics Ltd
  • Nick Orde-Powlett, TIB Services Ltd
  • Ryan Evans, MK Loft Boarding Ltd

 

Business Community Impact Award – in partnership with Cisco

  • Brendan Williams, Building Heroes
  • e50K CIC
  • Veteran Retreat Club CIC

 

Education, Training & Development Award – in partnership with Reed in Partnership

  • CAPSLOCK
  • Learning and Development Team, Combat Stress
  • Wings for Warriors

 

Employee Champion Award – in partnership with Landmarc

  • Andy White (Barclays)
  • Chris Shaw (ex-Jacobs)
  • Kat Barrett (Wincanton)

 

Working Together Award – in partnership with Forces in Mind Trust

  • Cornwall Council
  • Midlands Op COURAGE Partnership
  • Sunderland City Council Armed Forces Partnership

 

Lifetime Achievement Award – in partnership with Oracle

  • Nicky Murdoch MBE
  • Sarah Geddes
  • Tony Wright

Congratulate the finalists and join in with our celebrations on social media: #SoldieringOnAwards

Meet the Finalists

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Meet the Inspiration Award Finalists 2024

Inspiration Award Finalists 2024 An award to honour a person that has overcome significant challenges, injury or disability, and whose ongoing or past outstanding achievements are an inspiration to others

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Meet the Animal Partnership Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with Pets at Home. An award to honour the unique relationships and companionship provided by animals, and/or the achievements of individuals or organisations engaged with animals that support and empower members of the Armed Forces community.

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Meet the Employee Champion Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with Landmarc. An award to honour an exceptional individual who has made a significant contribution to support members of the Armed Forces community achieve success within civilian roles, championing the employability of service leavers, reservists, veterans, spouses and family members.

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Meet the Working Together Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with Forces in Mind Trust. An award to honour a group of people, team or organisation that has demonstrated an enduring commitment to a collaborative approach, engaging with others to support the sector within the wider Armed Forces community.

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Meet the Business Start-Up Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with GKN Aerospace. An award to honour an individual or group of individuals linked with the Armed Forces community who have started a successful new business venture within the last two years (since January 1st, 2022)  and who still retain a minimum of 50% interest in the venture.

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Meet the Family Values Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with Right Management. An award to honour a person, family or group whose selfless commitment, dedication and support for others in the Armed Forces community ensures that they are cared for, supported or helped.

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Meet the Business Community Impact Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with Cisco. An award to honour an individual or group of individuals who have started and are still running a business, charity or social enterprise that has a made a significant positive impact on the lives of people within the Armed Forces community.

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Meet the Business Scale-Up Award Finalists 2024

In partnership with LSEG Foundation. An award to honour an individual or group of individuals linked with the Armed Forces community who have started a successful new business venture more than two years ago (before January 1st, 2022) and who still retain a minimum of 50% interest in the venture.

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