HRFCA attends Scottish Veterans Awards

May 16, 2024
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Pipers marching and playing in a room.

Highland RFCA Regional Employer Engagement Director Ray Watt attended this year’s Scottish Veterans Awards held on 24 April at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh.

Radio DJ and BFBS presenter Mark Mckenzie hosted the event, in association with The ABF Soldiers’ Charity.

The awards recognise Veterans in business, fitness, sport and the wider community, those Reservists doing great things and the organisations that support the Armed Forces community.

In Scotland, there are a large number of successful Armed Forces Veterans that have made the transition from military to civilian life and the awards celebrate those who have gone above and beyond and excelled in their relevant fields. 

Scottish Veterans Awards guests.
Guests enjoying the awards ceremony.

There are a number of different award categories from Role Model of the Year to Contribution to the Fitness Industry. 

Several organisations from the HRFCA-area either won awards or were runners-up.

These included: Armed Forces Covenant signatory and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award holder NHS Golden Jubilee (Employer of the Year winner); Armed Forces Covenant signatory and ERS Gold Award holder Louise Worrall (third in the Inspiration of the Year category); Covenant signatory and ERS Bronze holder Hold Fast Elite Limited (Veteran Owned Business of the Year winner); Covenant signatory and ERS Bronze holder Forces Manor (third in Veteran Owned Business of the Year category); Covenant signatory and ERS Silver Award holder Wings For Warriors (runners-up in the Charity Employer of the Year category). 

Winners from NHS Golden Jubilee pose with their trophy.
Winners from NHS Golden Jubilee.

Many thanks to Armed Forces Covenant signatory and ERS Silver Award holder Serica Energy for hosting us at the Awards and for sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year category.

Louise Worrall was third in her category.
Louise Worrall was third in the Inspiration of the Year category.