The shortlisted finalists for the 2022 English Veterans Awards have been announced ahead of the awards evening on Wednesday September 7 in Portsmouth.

The team at the Veterans Awards added: “Well done to everyone who has been shortlisted as finalists. We had the most amount of applications received for any of our previous Veterans Awards in the UK and the shortlisting process was extremely difficult. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who put forward nominations.

We want to Inspire our future service leavers that great things can happen. Its you who will act as role models and in some cases mentors, remember Positivity breeds Positivity!”

The shortlisted finalists in full are:

Role Model of the Year- Sponsored by Print Inc

Anna Vere
David Orwin
Paul Hughes
Jon Murray
Kelly Wilson
Edward Dean

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

Anne Howers
Scott Mairr
Darren Parker
Ashley Winter
Chris Thrall
Anthony Malone
Stu Bratt

The Community Awards – Sponsored by Strong mind Resiliency Training

Brian Gregory
Benjiman Sutton
Matthew Ellmer
Anthony McDermott
Roy Newport
Gary Weaving

Contribution to the English Fitness Industry and Society – Sponsored by The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Sam Neil
Jack Hearn
Gavin Smith


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

Phoenix Heroes
Everton in the community
Burnley Football Club in the Community
Robert Jones And Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
We are with you
Tough Enough To Care
Anxious Minds

Leavers to Leaders Award  – Sponsored by BNI

Kieron Yeoman
Kevin Jones
Johanna Hooper
Mark Thomas

Entrepreneur of the Year- Sponsored by Hugh James

Neil Jurd
Kieron Yeoman
Henry Waterfield
Tom Newey

Employer of the Year- Sponsored by Logistics and Security

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
With You With Me
FM Conway
RB Safety Consultants Ltd

Veteran Owned Business  of the Year- Sponsored by Veteran Trees

Veterans In Crisis Community Interest Company
Stoic Events
Challenge Coins UK Ltd
RB Safety Consultants Ltd

Volunteer of the Year –  Sponsored by Pathfinder International Magazine

John Scivier
Cherie Thurston
Dawn Civill-Williams
Colin Gaylor
Steven Mcdonald
Gina Allsop

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by FDM

John Scivier
Jack Hearn
Anthony Malone
Derek Cole

Reservist of the Year Award –  Sponsored by Company X Consulting

Chris Margett
Peter Kelly
Carl Meyer

Congratulations from us all at Pathfinder International magazine to those shortlisted and good luck!

Pathfinder editor Mal Robinson added: “Pathfinder and I are thrilled to be involved every year with the Veterans Awards as official media partner. We believe these awards stand out and highlight an abundance of positive stories surrounding the veteran and forces community and the awards evenings never fail to disappoint with stories of courage, dedication and selflessness. Good luck to all!”

The winners will be selected by an independent judging panel and the judging panel announced over the coming weeks.

The English Veterans Awards will take place on September 7 at The Village Hotel, Portsmouth. For more details please get in touch at

Pathfinder International magazine is the proud official media partner for the Veterans Awards.

See last year’s awards ceremony below…