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