The 2022 Scottish Veterans Awards sponsored by Joint Force Alba took place at the Village Hotel, Edinburgh on Wednesday April 27.

It proved to be another motivational and emotional evening, showcasing some outstanding stories of success and dedication from the military community, north of the border.

Pathfinder International magazine was once again delighted to support the event as media partner.

The team at the Veterans Awards had the following to add…

“We would like to thank everyone who attended this years Scottish Veterans Awards hosted by Mark McKenzie and held at the Village Hotel and Leisure Club Edinburgh on the 27th April 2022.  The Awards were sponsored by Joint Force Alba and in Support of The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. It was such a fantastic event with a great atmosphere in the room.

Well done to everyone who was shortlisted as finalists, we had a huge amount of applications and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations, you are all doing amazing things in your relevant fields and you should be so proud of your achievements.

We were extremely thankful and very honoured to have in attendance and hear from the General Officer Scotland Major – General Bill Wright CBE and the charismatic Edinburgh Garrison Sergeant Major Anthony Gibson during the evening.  It was lovely to have in attendance Pam Gosal Member of the Scottish Parliament. A special thanks also has to go to the Mini Pipe Band from the Army School of Bagpipe Music & Highland Drumming and also the Scots Guards who were there supporting in their famous red tunics.

We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped put this amazing night together.

Some of the highlights of the night saw Galloglas Group Ltd win Employer of the year with their founder Richie Nicoll winning Entrepreneur of the year.

The Fantastic David Dent MBE became our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and also the Scottish Veterans Awards Champion for 2022.

We want to Inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen. It’s you who will act as role models and in some cases mentors, remember Positivity breeds Positivity.”

The winners were:

Veterans Awards Champion – David Dent MBE

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc Embroidery and Print 
Winner  – Dr David Gillespie
Silver – Gordon Michie
Bronze – Jason Wilcox
Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by GHN Property
Winner -Danny Gemmell
Silver –  Stuart Lavery
Bronze –  Gary McGreggor / Paul Boggie
The Community Award – Sponsored by Joint Force Alba
Winner  – Allen Clarke
Silver –  Alan Hill
Bronze –  Tommy Davidson
Contribution to the Scottish Fitness Industry and Society 
Winner  – Craig Curtis
Silver – Kevin Stacey
Bronze – Dr Donald Francis
Leavers to Leaders Award
Winner  – Hugo Clarke
Silver –  Gary Young
Bronze – Steven Peebles
Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James Solicitors
Winner  -Richie Nicoll
Silver –  Paul Williamson
Bronze – Hayden Grant
Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Joint Force Alba 
Winner  – Galloglas Group Ltd
Silver –  abrdn PLC
Bronze –  Driver X Mil Ltd
Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – Lairds of Troon
Silver – Driver X Mil Ltd
Bronze – HJG Removals
Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Terrestres Servo Coronas
Winner  – Alex Mcnesphie
Silver – Roddy Wood
Bronze – Grace Purdie / Gary Wallace
Reservist of the Year – Sponsored by Pathfinder Magazine
Winner  – Mike Edwards
Silver – Scott Menzies
Bronze – Duncan Campbell
Health and Well-being Award –  Sponsored by GHN  Property and Developments 
Winner  – Simplicity in Mind
Silver – Be-Inn Unity
Bronze – Forces Children Education
Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by Veteran Trees
Winner  – David Dent MBE
Silver –  Paul Williamson
Bronze – Mathew Fyfe

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