SALUTEMYJOB is delighted to announce that we have been named as one of three finalists in the Heropreneurs Awards small business employer of the year category.
The Heropreneur awards are a new initiative created to celebrate the achievements of ex-Armed Forces personnel in business. It is run by Heropreneurs, the charity that helps ex-Armed Forces personnel and their dependants on the road to creating their own businesses and become entrepreneurs, in association with The Telegraph and the Warwick Business School, and with support from the Ministry of Defence.
With nearly 200 entries across just eight categories, being named as a finalist by judges such as Paddy Ashdown, Deborah Meaden from Dragons’ Den and a host of other successful entrepreneurs and high-ranking military personnel, is testament to the hard work and drive of the shortlisted nominees.
SaluteMyJob’s managing director, Brigadier (Retd) Andrew Jackson said he was delighted to be shortlisted for the honour.
“The very existence of the Heropreneurs awards shows that there is a greater recognition of the talents and skills of the ex-forces community and their spouses.
“As a team, we understand the challenges associated with leaving the Armed Forces and the issues facing jobseekers looking for the right role for them in the right organisation. From our work with employers that have pledged their support to the Armed Forces or are open to the idea of hiring ex-military talent, we can help members of the Armed Forces community bridge the gap that exists between employers and ex-military jobseekers,” he said.
“Too often, in our view, veterans are portrayed as victims. We want to work with others to promote a more positive narrative of veterans, spouses and reservists as assets to business.”
The awards will be presented by broadcaster and journalist Naga Munchetty at a black-tie dinner at the Plaisterers Hall in the City of London in November.