2022 WINNERS – SCOTTISH AWARDS

At the third annual Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards, which took place in the Hilton Glasgow on 25 May 2022, 13 winners were announced from hundreds of exceptional nominations. Every finalist was an outstanding role model for service leavers new and old, and a tremendous representation of the synergies between military values and business excellence.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Sharon Gilchrist, Barclays

PRESENTED BY

Heather McVeigh, The Officers’ Association Scotland (left)

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: James Thomson, Seapeak

PRESENTED BY

Scott Stewart, Barclays (left)

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Winner: Edward McLellan, Subsea7

PRESENTED BY

Anthony McCrory, Babcock International (left)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Duncan Maclean, Candle Shack

PRESENTED BY

Emma Davies, Joint Force Alba

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Farquhar, Intelligent Growth Solutions

PRESENTED BY

David Dent MBE, Parexel International (left)

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lesley Speedie, Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill Resilience Group

PRESENTED BY

Wing Commander Allan Steele, SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity (left)

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Winner: Lee Madigan, ORE Catapult

PRESENTED BY

Eddie Robertson, Galliford Try (left)

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kris McLernon, Wilkins Chimney Sweep Lanarkshire

PRESENTED BY

Lt Col Lorne Campbell, Edinburgh Garrison Commander (centre)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Allen, Boeing Defence UK

PRESENTED BY

Sue Bomphray, Scottish Government (left)

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Gordon McLellan, Barclays

PRESENTED BY

Tim Allan CBE, Scottish Chambers of Commerce (left)

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR 

Winner: Craig Bones, Love Travel Adventures

PRESENTED BY

John Sheehy, Police Scotland (left)

SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Alyson Russell-Stevenson, Scottish Enterprise

PRESENTED BY

Stewart Sharman, FDM Group (centre)

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Charlie McClure, William Grant & Sons

PRESENTED BY

Fiona Forrest-Anderson, Edinburgh Napier University (left)

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