2023 WINNERS – SCOTTISH AWARDS

The fourth annual Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards, which returned to the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow on 18 April 2023, saw 13 winners crowned from over 300 nominations. All finalists were honoured for being such tremendous examples of the great value the Armed Forces community adds to Scottish employers across all sectors.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Robertson, Centrica / British Gas

PRESENTED BY

Heather McVeigh, The Officers’ Association Scotland (right)

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Malcolm Norman, Wood

PRESENTED BY

Stewart Sharman, FDM Group (right)

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Winner: Cory Fayle, Vertical Aerospace

PRESENTED BY

Daniel Martyn, Mott MacDonald (right)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Steve Regis, Palaemon

PRESENTED BY

Koral Anderson, Barclays (right)

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Cameron Johnston, Riixo Recovery

PRESENTED BY

Vicky Kelsall, SP Energy Networks (right)

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Winner: Lisa Heffernan, Levenseat

PRESENTED BY

Richard Ryan (centre left) & Andrew Geelan (right), BAE Systems

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mark Peachey, Chase People

PRESENTED BY

Jennifer Richmond, Wood (right)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Scott Simon, Snowsport Scotland

PRESENTED BY

Scott Cunningham MBE, SSAFA Scotland (right)

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Gary Seath, Forces Children Scotland

PRESENTED BY

Maurice Boyle, Loganair (right)

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Katie Hislop, Mott MacDonald

PRESENTED BY

Jon Strickland, The MacRobert Trust (right)

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR 

Winner: Rosslyn Beattie, HSBC and Lloyds BG via FDM Group

PRESENTED BY

Andrew Jackson, SaluteMyJob (right)

SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Hamish Maxwell, Baillie Gifford

PRESENTED BY

Emma Davies, Joint Force Alba (right)

SPONSORED BY

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Christopher Rice, NatWest via FDM Group

PRESENTED BY

Fiona Forrest-Anderson, Edinburgh Napier University (right)

SPONSORED BY

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