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2023 Boots and Beret awards

05 September 2023

A picture of people standing in front of a wall, holding trophies.

Outstanding achievement, community support and individual brilliance was celebrated at the inaugural Nottinghamshire County Council Boots and Beret Awards.

Held at Nottingham Forest Football Club and hosted by Mark Dennison, the evening brought recognition to organisations and individuals who went above and beyond in their support for the Armed Forces community.

The individual winners on the evening were:

Employee Forces Hero Award – Gillian Welch.

Employer Forces Hero Award joint winners – Experian / Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Community Together Award – Nottinghamshire Police.

Legacy Award – Colonel Tim Richmond.

County Council Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Keith Girling, said “I’m delighted that there was such a fantastic turn out for the first ever Boots and Beret awards evening. “

“More than 140 people took time out of their busy lives to celebrate the tremendous work which happens throughout our county in support of our Armed Forces community. Their contribution into our community is second to none whether as a Veteran, Reservist or Adult Cadet Volunteer Instructor.

“This showcase event, the first ever organised by a local authority, spotlights the tireless commitment of individuals and organisations. We wanted to show our appreciation and say thank you”.

Councillor Girling also thanked the event sponsors, Arc Partnership, Scape and Via East Midlands, whose support for the event has been vital in making the evening a resounding success.

Picture: features winners from the evening. 

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