Soldiering On Awards has hosted 41 Finalists and saluted their achievements at the 2020 Finalists Reception on Thursday 20th February, in a celebration of the very best of the Armed Forces community.
Awards President, General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL organised a private reception, attended by Vice-President Debra Allcock-Tyler CEO, the Directory of Social Change, Lt General Richard Nugee CB, CVO, CBE, Chief of Defence People, sponsors, nominators, judges and members of the Armed Forces community, where recognition was paid for the outstanding achievements of Finalists shortlisted from a record number of award nominations.
1. Community. We couldn’t bring this together without the nominators, nominees, finalists, judges, sponsors, our team, and advocates from Charities, Business’ and the Ministry of Defence. Adding to the narrative about the brilliance of our people and their families. Together championing success.
2. Soldiering On Awards is more than a ceremony, and we have a programme of support for 3, 6 and 12 months to continue to elevate the life models and their achievements. It’s great to see so many people get involved with mentoring, promoting, doing business, sponsorship, helping and sharing over the last 12 months.
3. Two of the thirteen award categories are public votes, so please get voting. It is so important that we, as both military and civilians, get behind the positivity of the Armed Forces Community. I for one am so proud to be part the community and be part of the British Armed Forces.
Lord Dannatt said:
“The Soldiering On Awards attract an outstanding number and calibre of nominations as this year has clearly demonstrated. To reach the shortlist of Category Finalist is a truly outstanding achievement. We salute you all! I would also like to pay a special tribute to the often unsung heroes, the nominators. Without them recognising the great work other people do, and putting the time into writing nominations, we would never know about them!”
Awards Patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC said:
“The ethos of the military is do not leave anyone behind and make sure you are working for the good of the team. We are intent on sticking with this ethos as the essence of the Soldiering On Awards and I am delighted to see the results, represented by the 41 outstanding Finalists we are celebrating here.”
XFE CEO and Soldiering On Awards Co-chair Lt Col Ren Kapur MBE said:
“To reach Finalists stage at the Soldiering On Awards is an outstanding achievement. The positive ripple effect from all the different contributions the 2020 Finalists have made to the military community gives so many people the inspiration to soldier-on and these remarkable people deserve full recognition. There are always so many deserving cases and this year has been no different.”
As mentioned, the overall winners of two categories – the People’s Choice Award sponsored by Oracle and Animal Partnership Award sponsored by Pets At Home – will be decided by an online public vote.
The online vote for the People’s Choice Award is now live and will close at midnight on 4th March. Consider the Finalists and cast your vote on the Soldiering On Awards website: https://www.soldieringon.org/peoples-choice-vote/
“Vote now!” Lt Gen Nugee at the Soldiering on Awards Finalists Reception 2020
The online vote for the Animal Partnership Award will open at 7pm on Thursday 5th March and close at midnight on 18th March.
The countdown to the big awards night, a prestigious black-tie event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on Friday 24th April, has now begun, and I cannot wait to celebrate everyone’s achievements and successes. To join the celebrations and secure your ticket or table to attend, visit the website: here