Five Galliford Try employees shortlisted for British Ex-Forces awards

Topic Awards, People

Date 30 May 2024

Five members of Galliford Try’s team have been nominated for British Ex-Forces in Business Awards.

The awards, in their seventh year, are designed to showcase the talent shown by military veterans in their second careers in business, demonstrating how a successful transition can be made by those service leavers. The final awards ceremony will be held on the 27 June at the Grosvenor House London.

The Galliford Try nominees include:

Lee Amey – Project Manager, Galliford Try Telecoms, Finalist – New Service Leaver of the Year.

Peter Humphrey – HSE Advisor, Infrastructure – Finalist – New Service Leaver of the Year.

Karl Stone – Framework Manager – Asset Intelligence – Finalist – Reservist of the Year.

Tom Costin – MEICA Engineer – Environment – Finalist - Military Values in Business.

Ben Austin – General Foreman – Infrastructure – Young Leader of the Year.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, commented: “We are committed to the development of ex-military personnel in our organisation, having pledged a commitment to The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant since 2016 and through working in partnership with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to support leavers to transition into a civilian career.

“I congratulate all of our people who have been shortlisted for these significant awards and wish them all the best of luck for the awards in June.”

Lt. Gen. Sir Andrew Gregory, former Chief of Defence People and now Chief Executive at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said: “The Ex-Forces in Business Awards showcase the very best that the Armed Forces community and business, in partnership, has to offer.

“Some individuals find the transition from service life to civvy street challenging; those nominated for the Awards have made this transition admirably and must act as role models for others. I equally commend the forces friendly employers on the shortlist; you see the opportunities offered by reservists and veterans, a fact that is greatly appreciated.”

Karl Stone, Framework Manager for Asset Intelligence, said: “The nomination is a very humble honour and fills me with a sense of pride. It truly means a lot to me, especially as I work amongst such an exceptional team within a fantastic business. I feel very lucky to work with great people in a great industry.”