2020 FINALISTS – UK AWARDS

We are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards. The finalists were whittled down from a record-breaking 500+ nominations, which all demonstrated outstanding business achievements enabled by military-gained skills and values. The winners were revealed at the world’s leading celebration of military veterans in second careers, the Ex-Forces in Business Awards gala ceremony, on 23 June 2021 in the O2 Arena. Click here to find out who won.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Christopher Fairless, Unique Health Clubs
Darren Lloyd, Kuehne + Nagel
Dean Beaumont, Experian
Ellen Harrison, Boeing Defence UK
Gemma Jones, Amazon
Philip Jackson, Siemens
Pippa Hannaby, Barclays
Richard Nelson, M Group Services
Ross MacKenzie, Kier
Sarah Pylyp, Jaguar Land Rover

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR (Large Company)

David McGinley, Cammell Laird ShipRepairers and Shipbuilders Ltd / Atlantic and Peninsula Marine Services
Gerraint Oakley, Platform Housing Group
James Pittick, Canon
Len Pannett, Visagio
Matthew Eyton-Jones, CERN Pension Fund
Mike Wragg, Nielsen
Richard Jones, Sodexo
Rob Lord, BT Global
Stuart Morgan, Amazon

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR (SME)

Alex Sharpe, China Fleet Trust
James Hilton, PVI
John Wiley, Herrco Cosmetics
Kerryanne Wilde, CERT (UK)
Louise Chaplin, Eton Bridge Partners
Matt King, SAFI Valves
Michael Vincent, ClearView Communications
Peter Moody, GAP Group North East
Rob Dartnall, Security Alliance
Steve Thornton, Forces Cars Direct

CHAMPION OF WOMEN AWARD

Caroline Paige, CazTac
Emma Morgan, Amazon
Jules Parke-Robinson, Ricoh
Karen Daly-Gherabi, Boyden Executive Search
Katie Lavin, UBS
Marion Perston, M Group Services
Michelle Partington, Mentis Training and Consultancy
Nicki Bass, Resilience at Work
Rachel Scandling, Barclays

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

2Excel Aviation
Amazon
Atkins
Company X Consulting
Eton Bridge Partners
Inzpire
Marsh
M Group Services
Openreach
Serco
Travis Perkins

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Andy Baines, Lynx
Chris Havenhand, Hyperoptic
Darren Minty, RINA
Gary Woods, JLL Integral
Graeme Cringle, Adler and Allan
Jim Heaney, Optilan
Jonathan Li, SP Energy Networks
Mark Jason Ellis, Bombardier Transportation
Michael Williams, MIDAK Engineering
Peter Carlin, FDM Group

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Alan Dempsey, GF Genovate
Andrew Powell, route2work
Christopher Pallett, Axel Group International
Ikenna Akukalia, Adada Care Services
John Harvey, The Protector Group
Lee Horton, Athena Security Solutions
Mark Long, Ignite Consulting
Michael Seggie, Lakeland Fleet Managment
Robert Hughes, Robert Mann
Scott Cowan, Africa Legal

EX-FORCES INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Barclays
Barratt Developments
Forces CV Services
Forces Equine
Frontier Risks Group
LifeWorks, Royal British Legion Industries
RV1 Group
Salesforce
Services To Film
UBS

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Adam Hill, Oncimmune
Chris Jones, HomeLINK
Gary Woodhead, CurveBlock
Jaymin Mistry, PA Consulting
Julian Barker, WiredScore
Marc May, SYKE
Matthew McNeill Love, Honeypot Dating
Michael McCabe, Intelligence Fusion
Paul Nuth, Driving Miss Daisy
Richard Morecroft, Mode

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Aima Owen, Openreach
Danny Shanahan, SKYNET Defence Digital (MoD)
David Bence, Blacknore Consultancy
Dougie Leacy, Macmillan Cancer Support
Jonas Fieldhouse, GE Healthcare
Kevin Bazeley, GE Aviation Systems
Lisa Marr, Barclays
Peter Docker, WhyNot Unlimited
Sam Worthington-Leese, Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group / TUI
Samuel T. Reddy, TriExForces Group

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Anthony Knights, Knights Group
Christopher Norton, 2Excel Aviation
Gary Headland, Lincoln College Group
Gerard O’Donovan, Noble Manhattan Group
Ian Phoenix, NHS Digital
Justin Packshaw MBE, Joro Experiences / Bruhn NewTech
Lynn Roddy, Home Instead Senior Care Tavistock & Tamar Valley
Mark Burby, Aviation Partners
Rear Admiral Roy Clare CBE DL, Culture Chelmsford / Good Things Foundation / The Heritage Alliance
Stephen Heard, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Andrew Bass, Deloitte
Brian Bambrick-Sattar, Syneos Health
Jonathan Rees, Home Office
Karl Simons, FYLD
Mark Duggan, The Pallet Network
Mike Wigg, Simfoni
Phil Wright, Brinks Global Services
Roger Morton, Bovis Homes
Sam Instone, AES
Stuart Dolan, BAE Systems Marine

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Cheryl Burgess, Openreach
David Orr, NCC Group
Edward Coward, Kuehne + Nagel
Lorna Collins, RINA
Nathan Davis, Private Family Office
Nick Garland, CDW / Sunnies
Richard Wilkins, Atkins
Sean Wingrove, Core Technology Systems
Steve Kelly, FDM Group
Stuart Keighley, M Group Services

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Alan Gilfillan, Bovis Homes
Andrew Neil, RPS Partnership
Chris Wardle, Expense Reduction Analysts
James Harrison, Virtual Clarity
Josie Preston, Caesars Entertainment
Lee Shepherd, Amazon
Mickey Rooney, JLL
Richard Hay, Kuehne + Nagel
Stephen Maclennan, North P&I Club
Tracie Sharp, Co-op Funeralcare

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Andrew Bailey, Co-Op Pharmacy
Cristan Massey, Content + Cloud
Gareth Hetheridge, Rolls-Royce
James Cox, Atkins
James Heaton-Smith, Defence Infrastructure Organisation
James Turner, Compass Group UK&I
Lt Cdr Jon Wheale, Barclays
Philip Day, Mace
Robert Skeggs, Eton Bridge Partners
Steve Cottrell, M Group Services

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Ben Potts, UBS
Holly Ferneyhough, Atalian Servest
James Moore, Morgan Philips Group
Karl Crosbie, M Group Services
Laurie Reynolds, GB Group
Luke Bonnett, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Neil Usborne, FDM Group
Nick Galle, Wilson James
Paul Owen, Paul Owen Ltd
Rob Tarn, Bovis Homes

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

John Cockburn, BGF
Andy Titerickx, Jacobs
Steve Lane, Capita
Kevin Miller, FES FM
Eddie Simpson, Abertay University
Sharon McCann, Solent NHS Trust
George Vlachonikolis, Headington School, Oxford
Adrian Tilley, Ocean Software
Martin Fielding, Leonardo
Helen Frances, Cooper Parry

SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Alex Yates, Leidos
Andrew Lowe, Sodexo
Daniel Moran, Talent Solutions, ManpowerGroup
Dominic Collins, CBRE
Duane Hasnip, SimplyBiz
Edward Hill, HealthHero
Glenn Sutherland, Babcock International
Michael Areola, Airbus
Paul Gardener, Atkins
Stephen Gailey, Panaseer

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Adam Casey, i3Secure
Alan McPherson, Cromwell Tools
Daniel Saxton, TÜV Rheinland UK
George Gelston, Tithegrove
Jonathan Beever, Barclays
Mark Hardman, Sodexo
Peter Hopes, RBS
Phillip Oulton, BT
Rich Jones, Atkins
Will Pearson, First Bus

YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

Ben Bardsley, Bardsley England
Callum Coombes, Safepoint
Dean Fennell-Connell, Conduent
James Wagstaff, MTC Training
Jonathan Cheeseman, Bishop Grosseteste University
Oliver Leeming, CBRE
Ralph Cooke, Nusteel Structures
Richard Coulthard, Auden Financial Services
Steven Bicker, Amazon
William Pickering, Syngenta

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