The Soldiering On Awards 2024 finalists have been revealed today and our Founder Andy Reid MBE is one of them!

Andy is up for the prestigious Inspiration of the Year Award, an award to honour a person that has overcome significant challenges, injury or disability and whose ongoing or past outstanding achievements are an inspiration to others within the Armed Forces Community.

Now in their 14th year, the Soldiering On Awards celebrate excellence within the Armed Forces community across twelve distinct categories, ranging from Family Values to Business Start-Up and Animal Partnership. These awards aim to highlight ordinary individuals accomplishing extraordinary feats.

Leading the selection process, Co-Chairs of Judges Lt Gen (Ret’d) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE and Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change, guided a distinguished panel of independent judges. They meticulously selected 36 finalists from an exceptional pool of nominees, with three finalists chosen
for each category.

A private reception at the House of Lords in July, hosted by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe GBE PC, will honour the finalists. The winners will be announced at a spectacular black-tie event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, 16th October 2024, hosted by special guest presenter Jeremy Vine.

Public voting will determine the winners in two categories: the Animal Partnership Award and the Inspiration Award.

Online voting will open on 23rd July and close on 26th August at


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