The first ever Services Awards took place at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland on Wednesday June 28.

The 2023 Services Awards

The awards ceremony was a coming together of armed, emergency and volunteer services for the first time, with all branches celebrated.

The evening hosted by BBC’s Jeff Brown featured 8 categories in total and the winners are detailed below.

Pathfinder was official media partner for the event and editor, Mal Robinson was on hand to present an award.

Robinson said: “it was an overwhelming evening to hear stories across the board from veterans of the forces, to serving personnel to St John Ambulance to HM Coastguard, the emergency services, the lot! It is clear to see there is a huge bond between all sections of our nation’s services and we can be rightly proud of them as a country. Well done to all of the nominees and winners.”

2023 Services Awards winners and nominees

The winners were as follows:

Most Outstanding Royal Navy/Royal Marines Winner: 

Andrew Terry, Royal Navy 

Most Outstanding Fire Service Winner: 

Stu Vince & Craig Sadler Hampshire Fire Service 

Most Outstanding British Army Winner: 

Mr John Quinn Medcover UK 

Most Outstanding Police Winner: 

Sgt Andrew Hynes & PC Zoe Bowers Essex Police 

Most Outstanding Royal Air Force Winner: 

Tactical Medical Wing, RAF Brize Norton 

Most Outstanding NHS/Healthcare Winner: 

High Intensity Service – Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Most Outstanding Volunteer Winner: 

Amanda Wadey, Veterans in Crisis 

Most Outstanding Overall Winner: 

High Intensity Service – Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust