Soldiering On Awards is delighted to announce the opening of nominations for 2024. This year brings an exciting addition to the lineup – the introduction of the ‘Employee Champion Award.’ This category aims to shine a spotlight on those individuals who actively support members of the Armed Forces community in civilian careers and champion the employability of service leavers, reservists, veterans, spouses, and family members.
Now in its 14th year, the Soldiering On Awards remains steadfast in its commitment to recognising exceptional achievements within the Armed Forces community. Dubbed by Jeremy Vine as the ‘best awards ever’, Soldiering On Awards is much more than a single ceremony.
This year-long celebration fosters positive storytelling, brings together esteemed judges from the community, honours the shortlisted finalists across the UK and culminates in a spectacular grand finale, Awards Night, in October.
Nominees can be celebrated in twelve diverse categories, ranging from Family Values and Animal Partnership to Defence Inclusivity, Inspiration, Business, and more. The nomination process is open to everyone, inviting the public, peers, and colleagues to nominate deserving candidates.
Nominations are officially open, starting at 09:00 on 15th January 2024, and will continue until 23:59 on 2nd April 2024. Visit the Soldiering On Awards website – soldieringon.org – to submit your nominations and be part of this celebration of excellence within the Armed Forces community. Together, let’s honour those who go above and beyond.
Patron of the Soldiering On Awards, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC said: “In our 14th year, Soldiering On Awards remains committed to shining a spotlight on remarkable individuals, projects and organisations that exemplify passion and unwavering commitment to progress and excellence, embodying the core values that our Armed Forces are known for.
“Many in the community remain unrecognised for their efforts, so I invite everyone to ask themselves: “Who do you know that deserves recognition?” If shortlisted, nominees will gain national exposure, and what’s unique about the Soldiering On Awards is that the nominator is also invited to join in the celebrations at the House of Lords.”
Mark Neill, Managing Director at Landmarc, partner of the new Employee Champion Award said: “Landmarc has been a proud supporter of the Soldiering On Awards for seven years, and for 2024 we are thrilled that a new category we have worked to co-create over an extended period has now been introduced.
“The Employee Champion Award will highlight individuals who excel in advocating for the Armed Forces community in the civilian workforce. We know there are individuals working in organisations, large and small, around the UK who support others to apply their skills, maximise their careers and find new connections and opportunities. We invite employers to nominate these champions and share their stories as shining examples to others.”
Lt Col Ren Kapur MBE, CEO of Soldiering On Awards added: “Soldiering On Awards brings together the whole of the Armed Forces community and draws engagement from the MOD, military charities and a wide range of corporate partners that share the programme’s mission to shine a light on those that make a difference.
“Soldiering On Awards is more than an event; it’s a collective effort to honour those who make a lasting impact in the lives of our Armed Forces community, and society as a whole. We can’t wait to hear the 2024 stories that will serve us inspiration to us all.”
Learn more at www.soldieringon.org