NOMINATIONS FOR THE BRITISH EX-FORCES IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2020 ARE NOW OPEN
12 December 2019: Nominations close
1 February 2020: Nominees notified before this date whether they have been shortlisted
2 April 2020: Judging Day, The Savoy
6 April 2020: Shortlist publicly announced
20 May 2020: British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2020, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London
The winners are decided by the judges based on the information provided in the written submissions. The submissions that explain why the nominee should win in the most detail, within the word limit of 1,000 words, will stand the best chance. They should detail individual achievements and contributions to success, and where possible include quantitative information, such as revenues, profits, margins, cost savings, efficiency gains, productivity gains, returns on investment, customer wins or anything else that demonstrates that individual’s contributions to a business. Testimonials from colleagues, partners or customers can also enhance a nomination. Please note, any information marked as confidential will remain as such. The judges will refer to the criteria of each award (listed below) when judging it, so nominations should adhere to this closely. Submissions that are less than 550 words in length will not be considered. There is no cost to nominate. The editorial and judging teams reserve the right to move submissions to different categories should they be better suited. Good luck!
Advocate of the Year
Business Leader of the Year
Champion of Women Award
Employer of the Year
Engineering Excellence Award
There is significant overlap between the engineering skills developed by servicemen and women in the military and those required in the business world. This award recognises ex-forces personnel who have carved out a successful second career and created excellent results for their employer by combining the technical knowledge, problem-solving skills and logical thinking of great engineers with their military-gained values.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Ex-Forces Initiative of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Inspiration of the Year
A service leaver who has overcome adversity – during their military service, during their transition to civilian life or since he or she started a new career – to ultimately achieve success in the business world, or inspired other service leavers through their commitment, dedication and support. Could also be a veteran in business who has inspired others through exceptional behaviour, conduct or perseverance.
Military Partner of the Year
Spouses and partners are a crucial part of the Armed Forces community, building and maintaining a home life while their serving partners are deployed domestically or internationally. This award recognises the business achievements of military spouses, recognising their career commitments and advancements amidst the uncertainty and transiency that can come with having a partner in the forces. The judges will assess the business accomplishments of the military spouse, the challenges they have overcome in advancing their career while supporting their partner, and how they have channelled the strong values and attributes common in military partners into role to the benefit of their employer.
Military Values in Business Award
This award recognises a former serviceman or woman, or a military partner, who has created successful business results and advanced their career by exhibiting and applying military virtues and values to their role and activities. The judges will want to see specific examples of how military values and ethos, honed during the applicant’s time in the armed forces or as a military partner, were deployed in business scenarios to strong effect, generating results that were tangible for the organisation or praised and recognised by others for the positive effect they had.
New Service Leaver of the Year
This category recognises ex-forces personnel who left the military less than three years ago and, through an effective transition, are already achieving great things in a second career. The judges will examine standout achievements since the candidates left the forces, including demonstrations of leadership or innovation, contributions to successful projects, and examples or testimonials that highlight the business potential and promise they have shown.
Outstanding Achiever of the Year
Reservist of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
Role Model of the Year
Service Leaver of the Year
Team Leader of the Year
Young Leader of the Year
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SCOTTISH EX-FORCES IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2019
2 August 2019: Nominations close
1 September 2019: Nominees notified before this date whether they have been shortlisted
23 October 2019: Judging Day, DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow
28 October 2019: Shortlist publicly announced
3 December 2019: Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow
Nominations for the Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2020 in London will open in June 2020.
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