2024 FINALISTS – SCOTTISH AWARDS

The 2024 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards received over 300 nominations and from this exceptional display of talent in the Armed Forces community we are delighted to reveal this year’s shortlist, showcasing the wide breadth of qualities and skills among veterans in Scotland. The winners will be revealed at the prestigious Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards ceremony and gala dinner, taking place on 14 March 2024 in the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow’s Grand Ballroom. Click here to book tickets for this special evening.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Andrew Geelan, BAE Systems
John Bassett, Risk Evolves
Kimberley Tonner, Barclays
Levi Charlton, British Gas / Centrica
Officers’ Association Scotland
Professor Gerri Matthews-Smith, Edinburgh Napier University
Russ Fyfe, Mott MacDonald

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Alastair Orr Ewing, Pufferfish
Brian Cooper, Hitachi Solutions Europe
Caspar MacRae, The Glenmorangie Company
David Farquhar, Intelligent Growth Solutions
David Wood, Drumfork Nursery & Forest School
John Edwards, Oltec Group
Mark Haley, OneSubsea

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Barclays
FDM Group
Intelligent Growth Solutions
Mott MacDonald
Stagecoach

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Dale Ashworth, Intelligent Growth Solutions
Daniel Livingstone, Peak Scientific
Ian McInnes MBE, Babcock International Group
Kevin Robertson, Acumen
Louis Johnson, JSG
Neil Murray, RSE
Richard Barclay, ExxonMobil

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Cameron McNeill, The Clean Factor
Jock Boyle, OIS Inventions
Liz Taylor, Tkm Consulting (Craigellachie)
Lyall Colvin, Q Electrical Industrial Services
Sylvester Herman, IslandSlice
Terry Lowe, Coalfields Restaurant / Primrose Tattoo Studio

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Colin Meikle, CAN Group
Craig Douglas, Waste Cloud
Iain Johnston, Blackwired
Jonathan Wood, C2 Risk
Kieran Hope, Air Control Entech
Mark McLauchlin, FDM Group
Michael Weir, The Scottish Parliament

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Alan Bell MBE, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety
Dave Allen, Elgin Sports Community Trust
David Jarvis, FDM Group
Gary Brown, APEM
Gary Tolometti
Lee Hollis, St James’s Place
Rab Wallace, Rosa Service Organisation – FCDO

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gregor Millar, Intelligent Growth Solutions
Ian Stewart, Lothians Veterans Centre
John Mulvany, TAQA Bratani
Malcolm Sutherland, Caledonian Concepts
Mark Mortimer, Glenalmond College
Professor Brian Howieson, The University of Limassol
Stan Ahmed, Lion & Gazelle

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Alexander Campbell, FDM Group
Ian Drysdale, Carbon60
Jordan Simpson, Ecolab
Julia Barr, Mott MacDonald
Roddy McNab, Baillie Gifford
Russell McKay, QA
Wendy Dair, Sight Scotland Veterans

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Craig Laughland, Barclays
David Swanson, Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum
James Letford, Intelligent Growth Solutions
Jodie Burnett, Sight Scotland Veterans
Karen Campbell, FDM Group
Michael Goodfellow, BGEN Technology
Nick Robson, Wine Guy on Skye

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Craig Watson, AISUS Offshore
Harrie Bell, The HALO Trust / Let ‘Em Aff dog parks
Kevin Ball, Davies Group
Kyle Manns, Balhousie Care Group
Liz Baldwin, Mott MacDonald
Richard McKinstray, Barclays
Scott Cant, ScottishPower

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Alex Bird, Alstom
Chris Hawkins, Baillie Gifford
Christian Jetuah, Abrdn
James Harmer, FDM Group
Megan Davis, OneSixty Fundraising
Richard Ryan, BAE Systems Electronic Systems
Stephanie Grieve, Scullion LAW

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Chris Gunter, FDM Group
Ian Fraser, Sodexo
James McLaren, Chapelhouse Motor Group
Kieran Craig, Securitas Security Services
Rhys Christie, Mott MacDonald
Stephen Williams, Laing O’Rourke
William Holloway, Extrinsica Global

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