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British Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Join business and military leaders as the world’s largest celebration of military veterans in second careers returns to London.

19 May 2021, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane

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British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2020: Finalists revealed

The flagship programme showcasing military veterans’ achievements in second careers has released the shortlist for its third annual UK awards. The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane in October. The...

The journey to Civvy Street of an Ultimate Warrior

Former Royal Marines commando Adam Ashe may have won the coveted ‘Ultimate Warrior’ at the Wounded Warrior Games, but his transition to civilian life hasn’t been without its challenges. Adam Ashe recalls first wanting to join the Royal Marines when watching a...

How veterans can upskill the rural economy

With the land-based sector facing a national skills shortage, former Army officer Fiona Galbraith has built a business to help power the rural economy by utilising the largely untapped talent pool formed by military service leavers. Fiona Galbraith still has the...

From rebellious teenager to diversity champion, via the British Army

Justine Hodgkinson’s experiences in the military armed her with the skills, values and confidence to become a third-sector leader and champion of women in the workplace. Like many servicemen and women, it was a family member that inspired Justine Hodgkinson to join...

The space selfie man on how the navy set him up for success

Navy veteran Chris Newlands is on not just his second but third successful career. Here’s how his military values saw him shift from financial planner to award-winning innovator. It would be an eventful 37 years between Glasgow-based Chris Newlands joining the...

How veterans can upskill the rural economy

With the land-based sector facing a national skills shortage, former Army officer Fiona Galbraith has built a business to help power the rural economy by utilising the largely untapped talent pool formed by military service leavers.

The NHS is leading the way in Armed Forces engagement

The NHS is seeing great value from supporting servicemen and women as they look to begin a meaningful second career, with its Step into Health programme scooping the Ex-Forces Initiative of the Year gong at last year’s British Ex-Forces in Business Awards.

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