2021 WINNERS – UK AWARDS

The fourth annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards took place on 2 December 2021 in the InterContinental London – The O2’s spectacular Arora Ballroom. Twenty winners were announced from over 600 nominations. Congratulations not only to the winners but all of the finalists who are exceptional role models to service leavers and excellent examples of veterans as true assets to business.

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Winner: FDM Group

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INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Winner: James Smith, JamesSmithGroup / Primal Europe

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MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Winner: Jonathan Brasher OBE, George McFarlane & Steve Lagadu, Serco

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Hamlet, Lyfe Linez

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Josh Vause, Amazon

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Graham Thomson, Irwin Mitchell

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INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: John Hoyle, Sook

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Brigit Coleman-Green, Ministry of Defence

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Wesley Langley, Amazon

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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Winner: Neil Davies, Optimum Group Services

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mark Smith, Red7Marine

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ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Winner: Richard Stevens, PwC

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ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Jimmy Quinn, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health / Multiplex

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SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Paul Biddiss, PBMilitary Advisors to TV and Film

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EX-FORCES INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR 

Winner: Alex McAnespie, Homeless Veterans Project

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BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR (Large Company)

Winner: David Stubbs, SSGC

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BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR (SME)

Winner: Karen Jobling, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

CHAMPION OF WOMEN AWARD

Winner: Louie-Mae Gibson, Knight Frank

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YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Adam Greenwood, The Pointer School

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner: Justin Packshaw MBE, Joro Experiences

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The exceptional value that military veterans bring to employers across all industries was on strong display last night as the world’s largest business celebration of the ex-forces community returned to London for its fourth annual outing.