The Heropreneurs
Virtual Awards
2021

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HEROPRENEURS VIRTUAL AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

 

We’ve introduced some exciting new categories this year, as well as welcoming back some of our original line-up.

Our categories for 2021 are as follows:

Many congratulations to this year's finalists, and a huge thanks to all our nominees. Winners are being announced from mid-August until December.  

 

ABOUT THE HEROPRENEURS AWARDS

 

The Heropreneurs Awards were established in 2018 to celebrate the success and entrepreneurial spirit of all members of the Armed Forces community. Held in previous years at Plaisterer’s Hall, London, the decision was made to bring the Awards online in 2021, allowing us to continue to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our community, despite the global situation with Covid-19.

This year, awards are presented across nine categories – each one recognising and rewarding the achievements of those people who spent their careers protecting and caring for this country and who, since leaving the Armed Forces, have gone on to successful careers outside the military services. Military partners (or their dependants) have also been eligible for nomination.

Anyone can nominate, or self-nominate, and all entries have been assessed by an independent and highly experienced panel of judges, who have had the incredibly difficult job of finding just one winner in each category. Thank you to our judging panels for their time and commitment.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF HEROPRENEURS

 

If you would like to get in touch regarding the awards, please contact Rob Edwards – rob@heropreneurs.co.uk

What’s so special about the Heropreneurs Awards?

  • Heropreneurs is a charity, with an outstanding Mentoring Programme at its core. All of our Mentors offer their time voluntarily and without commercial gain.

  • The Board and Trustees, including myself, receive no financial benefit whatsoever for the extensive amount of time that we put into running the charity or the Heropreneurs Awards.

  • Warwick Business School, Goldman Sachs, Amazon Web Services, TechVets, JobOppO, BCA, The Veterans’ Foundation, and Atkins, who are all supporting the virtual awards in 2021.

  • The Heropreneurs Awards are not being run for profit, and if we are fortunate enough to achieve a surplus it will all go to the benefit of the Heropreneurs charity.

  • The Judges of the Heropreneurs Virtual Awards are all highly successful people drawn from the worlds of business, politics, and the Armed forces.

  • Our nominees, who represent the best of the ex-Armed Forces in business.

That’s why the Heropreneurs Awards are so prestigious.

Heropreneurs was launched as a registered charity in 2009, so we are celebrating 12 years of helping ex-Armed Forces personnel on the road to creating their own successful businesses.

It’s a tough and lonely road creating a new business – formal Government statistics show that 50% of new businesses fail in their first 4 years, and at the core of what we do is a mentoring programme which is free to join. We have a community of highly successful entrepreneurs and business people who give their time entirely for free to our members. They are similar to Non-Executive Chairmen and provide experienced sounding boards with whom our members can discuss their business concerns. We know how difficult it is to succeed in business and we don’t promote starting up a business for the sake of it, or for our own personal financial gain; indeed, none of the people that run Heropreneurs obtains any financial benefit whatsoever.

The advice that our highly experienced Mentors give is objective and unbiased – Heropreneurs isn’t trying to sell anything to anyone.

We also encourage our members to connect with and help each other to solve their business issues. At the heart of our ethos is that we help people so that they can help others.

When I discovered that no British charities were focusing on celebrating the outstanding achievements in business by people from the Armed Forces, the Heropreneurs Awards were born.

Warwick Business School are continuing their support in 2021 by funding 100% bursaries for the winners of their awards to study either for one of their prestigious MBA programmes, or for an Executive Diploma; while other repeat sponsors include Goldman Sachs, Amazon Web Services, and The Veterans’ Foundation.

We are delighted to welcome JobOppO and Atkins on board as partners for 2021. It’s great to have their support, particularly as they have both been finalists and winners at previous Heropreneurs Awards!

We know other partners will be joining us and we hope you will too; either by supporting the Heropreneurs Awards as a partner, or applying for next year's awards. For more information, please get in touch with Rob Edwards at rob@heropreneurs.co.uk

I look forward to your involvement and support.

Peter Mountford
Chairman

OUR PARTNERS

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners:

Without their support, the awards would simply not be possible, and we are proud to be working alongside these prestigious organisations to deliver these opportunities to our community.

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For further information about partnership opportunities for the 2022 Heropreneur Awards, please contact:

Rob Edwards

Email: rob@heropreneurs.co.uk