With only days to go until nominations close for the 2019 Soldiering On Awards, now’s the time to leap into action to win recognition for a person, group or team that deserves to be showcased throughout the military family and beyond…

If you believe someone is worth being put forward for a prestigious Soldiering On award, please nominate them now, before it’s too late.

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, spoke to BFBS Radio at the recent nominations launch event held at the National Army Museum. He said:

“These awards are absolutely fantastic because they’re not only recognising individuals that have strived through adversity to develop a new chapter and direction in their lives, but it’s also rewarding those who provide that help. It’s the charities, the individuals that have gone that extra mile, seeking no gratitude themselves, who really want to provide that support to our brave and valiant personnel.

“Now in its ninth year, it’s become part of the military calendar. It’s where we take stock of the support we provide, but also remind and educate the nation out there of our duty to look after our brave Forces personnel. It’s also about entrepreneurs; people who are looking to advance the skills sets that are transferred from what you’ve learnt in the army or navy into civilian life.”

Who do you know who deserves recognition? As a reminder, you can nominate in any of the following 12 categories:

  • Inspiration Award
  • Sporting Excellence Award
  • Family Values Award
  • Animal Partnership Award
  • Education, Training & Development Award
  • Defence Inclusivity Award
  • Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award
  • Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award
  • Business of the Year – Start Up Award
  • Business of the Year – Scale Up Award
  • Business of the Year – Community Impact Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are open until midnight on 30th September, so click here to nominate someone you think deserves being honoured with a Soldiering On Award.