A NEW awards ceremony will celebrate the achievements of ex-Forces personnel in business.

The Heropreneurs Awards, organised by the Heropreneurs charity that helps ex-Armed Forces personnel and their family members on the road to creating their own businesses, will take place on 14 November 2018 in the Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London and will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist Naga Munchetty.

A total of eight awards will be made, including the ‘Military Partner in Business Award’ which seeks to recognise the unique challenges faced by the partners of Service personnel to adapt to postings, relocations and deployments of their loved ones and the difficulty in running a new business or organisation in the face of such disruption and uncertainty.

Tobias Ellwood MP, Under Secretary of State at the MOD, who will be presenting the top award for the Heropreneur of the Year, said: “Many people have left the Armed Forces and created their own successful business. I am delighted to have been invited to attend the Heropreneurs Awards and to join people from the worlds of business and the Armed Forces in celebrating these achievements.”

Peter Mountford, chairman of Heropreneurs added: “People who have served in the Armed Forces have many skills and abilities that can be used to create great and inspiring businesses once back in civilian life. Heropreneurs wants to celebrate the significant accomplishments of ex-Armed Forces personnel in the business world through The Heropreneurs Awards.”

Nominations are now open until 1 June – so get your entries in now. Visit heropreneurs.co.uk/heropreneurs-awards/nominations to see full details of each award category and to submit your entry. There is no charge to enter the awards or for finalists to attend the dinner.

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