The fourth English Veterans Awards will take place on the 21st September at the Village Hotel, Bristol. 

Hosted by Radio X DJ, Polly James and sponsored by CXC Ltd it is another chance to recognise veterans in business, sport and the wider community, whilst showcasing the great things companies and reservists are also doing in support of the military family. 

The 2022 English Veterans Awards

The team at the Veterans Awards add: In England, we have a huge number of highly successful Armed Forces Veterans that have made the transition from the Military to civilian life we want to reward these veterans who have gone above and beyond and excelled in their relevant fields. They will act as role models for future service leavers. We want to find the people who even during the most difficult periods have excelled.

As such, we feel they should be given every opportunity to highlight their achievements and success, which is why the awards have been created.

The English Veterans Awards are open to all our Military Veterans that are doing great things in England, Reservists that are going above and beyond and those companies that go the extra mile to support or recruit from our community.”

The Veterans Awards team is headed up by Welsh Guards veteran, Sean Molino, who also covers the Welsh and Scottish Veterans Awards respectively. 

Pathfinder editor, Mal Robinson, spoke to Sean ahead of the latest English Veterans Awards. 

“We are on year 5 next year, which is fantastic and having sat down, what seems like all those years ago now, we are where we wanted to be. It has been a great journey so far, rewarding veterans and companies associated with the ex-military and military scene, yet we are always looking to improve and develop and we have some targets and ideas in mind for year 5, which I am happy to say are going in the right direction and I am very excited for the future” Sean beams. 

It is safe to say, the Veterans Awards produced by Sean and his loyal team have a real community spirit around them and this is something Sean is keen to continue to instill. 

“We are chuffed with what we have created so far and we are fortunate to have a number of organisations and businesses who have been there from the beginning and continue to support us each year moving forward. We have built a community around the events, so not only is there the awards evenings, but we include filming days, where the nominees get to tell their story, there are certificates for everyone nominated as everyone involved is a winner in our eyes and I know that is a well worn cliche, but it is true. We showcase them, we market them as winners, as far as their achievements go in the forces community, they are winners!” 

The finalists for the English Veterans Awards 2023 are as follows: 

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc

Sally Orange

Andrew Kershaw

Jope Tikoisuva

Stuart Cook

Louisa Clarke

Kerry Gospel

Stuart Bratt

Kayam Iqbal

Inspiration of the Year Award – Sponsored by GHN Property and Developments

Austin Beaven

Sandra Murphy

Martin Flint-Johnson

Anthony Stephen Malone

Paul Jacobs GM

Leon Stokes

Gina Allsop

The Community Award – Sponsored by Strong mind Resiliency Training

John Adams

Paul Haigh

Jonathan Lowe

Terry Whitty

Ria Jackson

Peter Maiden

Matt Simmons

Gary Stockton

Ashley Winter

Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by KJB Kitchens

Samantha Neil

George Stobbs

Tom Blackwood

Health & Well-being Award – Sponsored by Company X Consulting

Shropshire Council

Blue Van Armed Forces & Veterans Drop In

Allsports Coaches Coaching CIC

Veteran Aware accredited Trusts

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Leader of the Year Award – Sponsored by Leader Connect

Alison Anderson-Mcintosh

Dan McCoy

Ger Fowler

Gareth Davies

Edward Dean

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Simon Jones

Sandra Murphy

Patrick Glennon

Adam Kastein

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees

FDM Group


South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Veterans into Logistics

CDS Defence & Security

FM Conway Ltd

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Veteran Owned Business of the Year- Sponsored by Serica Energy

SL Jones Ltd

Performance Edge

Sir Fix-a-lock

Patrick James Solutions

Alpha56 Solutions

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

Michael Barrett

Alexander (Sandy) Beattie

Michael Donne

Sarah Geddes

Gina Allsop

Leon Stokes

Amanda Wadey

Matt Lyons

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by FDM

Anthony Stephen Malone

Bernie Broad

John Thompson

Patrick Lyster-Todd

Edward Dean

Jacqui Swan-De La Maziere

Reservist of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ethos

David Tatton

Joanne Cooke

Shehan Hettiaratchy

Alex Saunders

The English Veterans Awards round off a South West double header for September, as the day before the first Troops into Transportation, Logistics and Engineering Event takes place at The REME Museum, MOD Lyneham, some 33 miles up the road from Bristol and the awards. 

The specialist event is the first to solely take a look at the three sectors, which often overlap. The event takes place from 0930 to 1230 and is free to attend for serving personnel and ex-military. 

For more information search “Troops into Transportation, Logistics and Engineering Event” on Eventbrite, or see the link here –