Soldiering On Awards nominations deadline extended by 3 days – to midnight Tuesday 3rd October, by popular demand!


Have you nominated someone you know who supports the Armed Forces Community? 

Soldiering On Awards nominations were declared Open in July and we are delighted to see lots of nominations coming in.

Have you submitted your nomination for a deserving person, team or business yet? If not, get started now! Register your nomination on our simple on line nomination system here Soldiering On Awards Nominations  Once registered you can revisit and update and amend your nomination until you decide it is completed and ready to submit.

Now into its 8th year the Soldiering On Awards are your opportunity to help us recognise existing and former members of the Armed Forces and those who support the Armed Forces community at the prestigious 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

This year we are also delighted to announce our new partnership with X-Forces bringing you three new business awards. All former members of the Armed Forces Community are eligible for nomination in the business awards categories also.

Who do you know who should be recognised?


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11 Awards categories are open for nominations until 3rd October – Simply go to Soldiering On Awards Nominations   for full category definitions and to make your nominations for the following Awards.



  • Family Values Award – Sponsored by NetApp
  • Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award Sponsored by Redwood Technologies Group
  • Sporting Excellence Award – Sponsored by Spectra Group
  • Inspiration Award
  • Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award
  • FiMTrust
  • International Award
  • Animal Partnership Award – sponsored by Pets at Home
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by telent
  • Business of the Year Award – Start Up
  • Business of the Year Award – Scale Up
  • Business of the Year Award – Community Impact


Nominations will be judged by an independent panel of judges co-chaired by General the Lord Dannatt GCB,CBE MC, DL and Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO the Directory of Social Change.

Finalists for each Award will be announced in January 2018 and will be invited along with the person who nominated them to a special Finalists champagne reception at the House of Lords on the 8th February 2018. The reception will be hosted by Awards President Lord Dannatt and attended by Awards Patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe PC.

Nikki Markham, CEO of Battling On CiC, winners of 2016 Innovation Award sponspored by telent said:

The Soldiering On Awards are unlike any other I have encountered, I would urge anyone to vote if they know of a deserving person or organisation linked to the Armed Forces. To be nominated is a huge honour and the Soldiering On team go out of their way to make the whole experience a truly once in a lifetime experience.”

All Finalists and a guest of their choice will be invited to attend the prestigious Black Tie Awards Ceremony and dinner at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, Friday 20th April 2018 – where the overall winner in each category will be announced.

Who do You Know who deserves recognition?

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