2020 Soldiering on Awards
Now in their 10th year, the Soldiering On Awards recognise many truly inspirational people and teams; highlighting the outstanding achievements of current and former service men and women, their families and all those who support the Armed Forces Community.
Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, Awards Patron said:
“Who can fail to be enthused by the irrepressible spirit and inspiring accomplishments of all those the Awards recognise: veterans and civilians from all walks of life, who work together so effectively to improve the lives of so many. Now into our 10th year, the Soldiering On Awards are going from strength to strength!
I encourage you to nominate anyone that you consider worthy of recognition for their support of the Armed Forces Community. We look forward to hearing from you!”
Finalists in all categories have now been announced.
Categories that are available for nomination include:
Family Values award
Honouring a person, family or group whose selfless commitment, dedication and support for others in the Armed Forces Community ensures that they are cared for, supported or helped. This selfless act is therefore a shining example to society.
Working together award
Honouring a person, team or organisation that has demonstrated an enduring commitment and collaborative approach, engaging with external organisations to support the sector within the wider community.
Education, training and development award
Honouring excellence in the provision of vocational education, training or skills in support of preparatory, ongoing or transitional development for members of the wider Armed Forces Community.
Healthcare and Rehabilitation award
Honouring a person or team that has demonstrated a major commitment and contribution in support of the physical or mental welfare of serving or former members of the armed forces community. This may be through healthcare, therapeutic treatment or rehabilitation services and support.
Sporting Excellence award
Honouring a person or team that has overcome challenges, inspired others and demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of sport.
Honouring a person or group that has overcome significant challenges, injury or disability, and whose ongoing or past outstanding achievements are an inspiration to others.
Animal Partnership award
Honouring the unique relationships and companionship provided by animals, and/or the achievements of individuals or organisations engaged with animals, that support and/or empower members of the Armed Forces Community.
Defence Inclusivity award
Honouring the commitment and achievements of individuals and organisations in achieving greater diversity and inclusion throughout the Armed Forces Community.
Lifetime Achievement award
Honouring a person or group whose lifetime of dedicated service has provided a significant contribution in support of the Armed Forces Community.
Business of the year – Start up award
Honouring a new business that was started by an individual linked with the armed forces who still retains a minimum of 51% interest in the venture, and that has been in business for less than two years.
Business of the year – Scale up award
Honouring a business that was established over two years ago, started by an individual linked with the armed forces who still retains a minimum of 51% interest in the venture.
Business of the year – Community Impact award
Honouring a business that was started up by an individual linked with the armed forces, that has a made a real impact within the Armed Forces Community.
People’s Choice award
Nominees selected by the Independent Judging Panel from the nominations across all Award categories, to represent the diversity and capture the spirit of the Armed Forces Community’s Soldiering On Awards.