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British Ex-Forces in Business Awards

Join 1,000 business and mililitary leaders as the world’s largest celebration of military veterans in second careers returns to London.

25 September 2020, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane

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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...

Changing the narrative surrounding military veterans in the UK

Lisa Marr charts her journey from 16 years in the British Army to working at one of the UK’s largest banks, and reveals how Barclays is seeing the business sense in supporting veterans as well as promoting the value to other organisations. Coming from a solid naval...

From civilian to military and back again: a journey of two halves

Mo Ahmed tells his unique story of joining the RAF as a young Muslim in 1980s Britain, progressing through the ranks and then transitioning to the business world after 33 years of military service. Given that my decision to enter the Forces was highly unusual for a...

FDM gives service leavers a soft landing in the corporate world

FDM Group, a global leader in the recruit, train and deploy model, has helped hundreds of service leavers get on the first rung of the corporate ladder in a blue-chip company. FDM Group knows perhaps more than any other employer the value that military service...

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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