Services Awards 2023

“Celebrating the unity of service, past, present & future.” 

The inaugural Services Awards are here and ready to celebrate the most rewarding and dedicated of members in the Armed Forces & Emergency Services Sectors, brought to you by the National Armed Forces & Emergency Services Event (NAFESE). 

For the first time, the spotlight is shone on the entire services scene from Armed to Emergency to Volunteer – we now want to hear from you and reasons why you think someone or a unit within this arena is deserving of an award. 

The Services Awards 2023 Awards Evening Gala will take place on Thursday April 27 at the Sunderland Stadium of Light following the first ever National Armed Forces & Emergency Services Event in the daytime at the same venue. 

April 27 is sure to be some occasion and one to mark in your diaries. 

The NAFESE now invites you to enter your nominations for the following categories. A nomination can be made for one category or multiple categories as you see fit. 

The Services Awards will celebrate and showcase the very best of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, as well as Volunteers. Winners will be announced on the night. 

Awards Timeline

Applications Open: Friday January 27

Applications Close: Friday March 24 

Judging Panel Shortlisting Day: April 2023 (Date TBC)

Winners announced on the Awards evening 

Services Awards Categories

Most Outstanding Police (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Most Outstanding NHS/Healthcare (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Most Outstanding Fire Service (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Most Outstanding British Army (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Most Outstanding Royal Navy (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Most Outstanding Royal AIr Force (Individual, Unit or Veteran) 

Volunteer of the Year (covering such elements as Mountain Rescue, Lifeboat Personnel, Cadets Volunteers) 

Overall Outstanding Services Personnel of the Year (drawn from the above categories, please don’t nominate for this category). 

Awards Criteria

Nominations are for the individual or unit (serving or former) who has gone the extra mile (in addition to their high level of work and service) during the designated time period, showed courage, gone above and beyond their duties performed whilst on duty, for charitable causes (including fundraising), sporting challenges or exemplary service whilst off duty in an extraordinary context. 

Nominations are to be sent to [email protected] with the subject header “Services Awards” and the categories nominating for. 

Please detail as much evidence as possible, although the judging panel may require further evidence, should the nomination be progressed (this will be called for at a later stage). 

Anonymous nominations can not be accepted. 

Good Luck all!

To register for the NAFESE click this link.