Date 03 Nov 2021
The British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, the world’s largest celebration of veterans in second careers, have shortlisted six individuals from Galliford Try for their exceptional talent and contribution to the business community since leaving the military.
This year's UK shortlist has been whittled down from 600 nominations, with Galliford Try’s nominees demonstrating the success of the business’s commitment to supporting those who have previously worked or continue to work in the military, as a signatory of The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
Finalists from Galliford Try include Mark Roberts (Health, Safety and Sustainability Advisor) for Inspiration of the Year; Darren Reece (Site Manager for Building West Midlands and South West) for Military Values in Business; Neil Scullion (Regional Health, Safety and Sustainability Manager) for Outstanding Achiever of the Year; Dean Williams (Health, Safety and Sustainability Advisor) for Service Leader of the Year; and Graham Summersgill (Regional Head of Health, Safety and Sustainability) and Kevin Stacey (Senior Project Manager for Highways) for Team Leader of the Year.
Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are proud to be an ex-military-friendly organisation, recognising the exceptional talent and strong values of those in and from the military and how that aligns to the people-orientated, progressive approach of our own organisation. It is therefore pleasing to see so many individuals from our business shortlisted for these fantastic awards. I congratulate them all on this excellent achievement and wish them the best of luck for the awards.”
Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO at SSAFA, Official Charity Partner of the Awards, said: "Many congratulations to everybody who has been shortlisted for the 2021 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards. As a former Chief of Defence People, and now Chief Executive at an Armed Forces charity which operates a mentoring scheme amongst other vital services, I am very aware of the challenges that can be faced by service leavers during their transition, and role models are crucial.
"It is heartening to see such a large volume and breadth of employers acknowledging the skills and values of those who have served their country."
The winners will be announced on 2 December 2021.