Do you know an inspirational animal?

With nominations closing at midnight on the 30th September, there are just a couple of days left for you tell us who you think deserves a Soldiering On Award. Click here to nominate!

We’ve received loads of very worthy nominations already, but it would be a shame for any Cobseo Member to miss the chance to nominate a person or organisation that you think deserves the recognition of winning, or being named a finalist, in these prestigious awards. If your nominee is named as a Finalist, you’ll be invited to join them at a special Finalists’ Champagne and canapés reception at the House of Lords!

Here’s a couple of categories that you might not have thought about…

1. Animal Partnership

We are particularly seeking extra nominations in the Animal Partnership category. So, do you know of a four-legged friend that has made a huge difference to someone’s life? Or perhaps you’re aware of an organisation that uses animals to aid the recuperation of military personnel – such as our 2017 winner, Horseback UK.

2. Community Impact Business Award

Do you know anyone who has started a business that has a made a real impact on the Armed Forces Community? Last year’s “Community Impact” Award was won by a company called Sporting Force Ltd, which works with professional football clubs to provide work placements and courses for ex-military personnel.  This is just one example – who do you know that’s business-spirited?

If you have already nominated someone, thank you so much! We’ve been asked whether it’s allowed to nominate more than one person or organisation – and the answer is YES! Absolutely! Please feel free to nominate as many deserving people as you like.

If you have registered to put forward a nomination but not had a chance to complete your application, thank you too! We are delighted that you have taken the trouble to consider someone for recognition. You now have just a couple of days to complete your nomination.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email the Soldiering On Awards team at

Nominations are open until midnight on 30th September, so click here to nominate someone you think deserves being honoured with a Soldiering On Award.

Our Executive Members

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