2022 FINALISTS – SCOTTISH AWARDS

We are delighted to present the finalists for the 2022 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards. From hundreds of exceptional nominations, demonstrating the tremendous synergies between military-gained skills and values and business excellence, this shortlist showcases the huge breadth of talent in Scotland’s veterans community. The winners were revealed at the prestigious Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards ceremony and gala dinner, on 25 May 2022 in the Hilton Glasgow’s Grand Ballroom. Click here to view the winners.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Christopher Bailiff, Drive X Mil
FDM Group
Jacqueline Bell, Barclays
Matthew Pybus, LinkFORTY2
Paul Gilligan, BT
Sharon Gilchrist, Barclays

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Harvey Carruthers, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum
James Thomson, Seapeak
Jimmy Wilson, FARE Scotland
Neil Pickthall, Blackadders
Scott Murray, Core Drilling Specialists
Tony Banks, Balhousie Care Group

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Abraham Lockyer, Hilton Instruments
Christopher Lister, Openreach
Edward McLellan, Subsea7
Martyn Douglass, Northburn Oils
Ryan Newman, Perth and Kinross Council
Scott Findlay, Galliford Try

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Brian Coyle, Bumblebee EV
Duncan Maclean, Candle Shack
Ian McGowan, Barrier Networks
John Jones, SEM Energy
Mark Laird, Lairds of Troon
Shane Crozier, Highsparks TCS 

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Caroline Overton, EMSOL
David Farquhar, Intelligent Growth Solutions
Jess Fishwick, Barclays
Luke Harrington, University Of Aberdeen / Wolfram Research
Michael Weir, The Scottish Parliament
Simon Maryan, Consultant 

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Alan Bell, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
John Carson, Barclays
Lesley Speedie, Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Resilience Group
Philip Bilton, FDM Group / Sky Media
Scott Simon, Scotland Rugby League
Stuart Roberts DL, National Records of Scotland 

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Billy Adams MBE, Barclays
Ewan Bouch, Eli Lilly
Ian Drysdale, Carbon60
Lee Madigan, ORE Catapult
Michael Mclean, Schiebel Aircrafts
Neil Russell, FDM Group
Paul Stevenson, Baillie Gifford

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Christopher Rice, FDM Group
Glen Simpson, Barclays
Jack Torrance, Baillie Gifford
Kris McLernon, Wilkins Chimney Sweep Lanarkshire
Lewis Gardiner, ARB Wind
Thomas Twaddle, Road Haulage Association

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Claire Lowe, University of Glasgow
David Allen, Boeing Defence UK
Iain Gibbs, Babcock International
Jamie McMillan, Barclays
Kevin Young, RED ICT Design Consultancy
Mark Arthur, Benchmark Space Systems

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Bernard Cresswell, Seapeak
Gordon McLellan, Barclays
John Reid, Seapeak
Mark Hynes, NHS National Services Scotland
Mike Kennedy, FNZ 

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Andrew McGuire & Terry Lowe, Primrose Path Tattoo Society
Craig Bones, Love Travel Adventures
Graham Clark, ManpowerGroup UK
Grant King, ESS
Stuart Wedge, Infor
Tom Nash, Search & Rescue Aerial Association – Scotland 

SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Alyson Russell-Stevenson, Scottish Enterprise
Andrew Rankin, Olympus KeyMed
Ian McCabe, Bristow Helicopters
Menbahadur Gurung, IBM
Robert Brown, The Scottish Government
Tony Carlin, Curia Global
Tony Wringe, CCL Logistics & Technology 

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Charlie McClure, William Grant & Sons
David Carrick, Tarmac
Edward Gough, MV Commercial
Gavin Slater, Galliford Try
Graham Little, Cyacomb
Jordan Robertson, Babcock International
Tim Wigham, Exceed

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