Soldiering On Awards: It's Time To Nominate Your Unsung Heroes
Don't miss the opportunity to give recognition to the outstanding achievements of former service men and women who are shining examples to...
Do you know anyone who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Armed Forces Community?
Now is your chance to nominate them for the 2019 Soldiering On Awards.
Nominations are open across 12 awards categories to recognise the inspirational achievements of serving and former members of the Armed Forces and all those who support this amazing community.
A 13th award, the People’s Choice Award, is selected by the judges, led by Lord Dannatt.
From Family Values to Sporting Excellence and Business of the Year to Animal Partnership, there is a breadth of opportunities to get your voice heard.
This year two new awards will be presented: Defence Inclusivity and Education, Training and Development.
Anne Donoghue, Soldiering On Awards Chief Executive spoke to Richard Hatch on Forces Radio BFBS who asked what she hopes to achieve with the ceremony and whether 'Soldiering On', reflects all three services.
"Our strapline is actually 'The Armed Forces Community Awards' and we hope that that actually speaks volumes for what we stand for.
"We will actually use that more and more going forward because it's really important that we do reach out to everybody."
Nominations close on September 30. The winners will be celebrated at a prestigious black-tie event in Westminster on April 5 2019.
It couldn’t be easier to nominate and partially completed nominations can be saved and returned to.
Prime Minister Theresa May said this of the 2018 finalists:
“The event provides a fantastic platform to give recognition to the extraordinary achievements of our Service personnel, veterans and the groups, businesses and charities that support the Armed Forces community”
Don't waste any time. Nominate today, spread the word and help the Soldiering On Awards give someone the recognition they deserve.
Select from the following categories to make your nomination...
1. Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award – Sponsor Redwood Technologies Group:
In recognition of a person or team who have demonstrated a major commitment and contribution in support of the physical or mental welfare of serving or former members of the armed forces community through healthcare, therapeutic treatment or rehabilitation services and support.
2. Family Values Award – Sponsor Net App:
In recognition of a person, family or group whose selfless commitment, dedication and support for others in ensuring that they are cared for is a shining example of family values.
3. Sporting Excellence Award – Sponsor Spectra Group:
In recognition of a person or team who have overcome challenges and demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of sport.
4. Inspiration Award - Sponsor telent:
In recognition of a person or group who have overcome significant challenges, injury or disability and whose achievements are an inspiration to others.
5. Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award – Sponsor FiMT:
In recognition of a person, team or organisation that has demonstrated an enduring commitment and collaborative approach to supporting the sector within the wider community.
6. Animal Partnership Award – Sponsor Pets at Home:
In recognition of the unique companionship and support provided by animal partners and the achievements of organisations who support the Armed Forces community. The animal partnership award winner is chosen by a public vote.
7. Education, Training and Development Award - Sponsor Capita:
Recognising excellence in the provision of education, training and skills development in support of vocational or employment transition.
8. Defence Inclusivity Award - Sponsor Landmarc:
Recognising the commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations in achieving greater diversity and inclusion throughout the Armed Forces community.
9. Business Of The Year – Start-Up Award:
In recognition of a new business, that was started by an individual linked with the Armed Forces, that has been in business for less than two years.
10. Business Of The Year – Scale Up Award:
In recognition of a business, that was started by an individual linked with the armed forces, which was established over two years ago and still retains a minimum of 51% interest in the venture.
11. Business Of The Year – Community Impact Award - Sponsor Cisco:
In recognition of a business, that was started up by an individual linked with the armed forces, that has a made a real impact to the Armed Forces community
12. Lifetime Achievement Award:
In recognition of a person or group whose lifetime of dedicated service has provided a significant contribution in support of the Armed Forces community
13. People’s Choice Award:
Nominees for the People’s Choice Award will be selected from the above Awards categories by the Awards judges and put forward for a public vote.