2024 WINNERS – SCOTTISH AWARDS

On 14 March 2024 the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards returned to Glasgow for the fifth time, awarding 13 winners from over 300 nominations. The achievements of an exceptional group of finalists were celebrated as business, military and political leaders gathered to recognise the huge value the Armed Forces community adds to the Scottish economy.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Professor Gerri Matthews-Smith, Edinburgh Napier University

PRESENTED BY

Emma Davies, Joint Force Alba (right)

SPONSORED BY

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Wood, Drumfork Nursery & Forest School

PRESENTED BY

Susie Hamilton, Scottish Veterans Commissioner (right)

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 

Winner: Barclays

PRESENTED BY

Hatty Jackson, SaluteMyJob (right)

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Winner: Dale Ashworth, Intelligent Growth Solutions

PRESENTED BY

Paul Harrison, Mott MacDonald (right)

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Lyall Colvin, Q Electrical Industrial Services

PRESENTED BY

Sian Brown, Barclays (right)

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Colin Meikle, CAN Group

PRESENTED BY

Scott Mathieson, SP Energy Networks

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Winner: Alan Bell MBE, The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

PRESENTED BY

Heather McVeigh, Officers’ Association Scotland (right)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner: Malcolm Sutherland, Caledonian Concepts

PRESENTED BY

Jennifer Blee, BAE Systems (right)

MILITARY VALUES IN BUSINESS AWARD

Winner: Julia Barr, Mott MacDonald

PRESENTED BY

Chris Hockley CBE, The MacRobert Trust / Douneside Military Club

NEW SERVICE LEAVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Craig Laughland, Barclays

PRESENTED BY

Alistair Halliday, Forces Employment Charity (right)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Kyle Manns, Balhousie Care Group

PRESENTED BY

Mary Kenyon, SSAFA Scotland (right)

RESERVIST OF THE YEAR

Winner: Megan Davies, OneSixty Fundraising

PRESENTED BY

Andrew Jackson, SaluteMyJob (right)

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR

Winner: William Holloway, Extrinsica Global

PRESENTED BY

Fiona Forrest-Anderson, Edinburgh Napier University (right)

SPONSORED BY

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