Last Friday the Soldiering On Awards celebrated the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country. The event was hosted by BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine, and actress Vicki Michelle MBE (of ‘Allo ‘Allo sitcom fame).

The Military Mutual’s managing director, Lee Mooney, helped judge the Business Start Up category alongside our partner, X-Forces….

And the winner of the category was… Doddl!

Cat Dodd and sister Rosie Phelps, who served for six years in the Royal Air Force, created the company which makes unique toddler-friendly cutlery to help involve children at meal times and cause less mess. Founded in 2013, they received help from X-Forces as a military community startup company and have gone from strength to strength ever since.

We’d also like to congratulate everyone who took part and the winners of the other categories who were:

Family Values Award – Sponsored by NetApp
The Connell Family

Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award (individual) – Sponsored by Redwood Technologies
Dr Aamer Khan: Back on Track

Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award (organisation) – Sponsored by Redwood Technologies
Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education

Sporting Excellence Award – Sponsored by Spectra
Former Welsh Guardsman Steve Crowley

Inspiration Award (individual) – Sponsored by telent
Andy Allen

Inspiration Award (organisation) – Sponsored by telent
The Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Forces in Mind Trust Working Together Award
The Cobseo Housing Cluster

International Award – Sponsored by AIRBUS
Defence Medical Welfare Service

Animal Partnership Award – Sponsored by Pets at Home Winner selected by Public Vote
Service Dogs UK

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by Square Mile Salute / CSARN
Neil Deaville

The People’s Choice Award – Sponsored by FORCES NETWORK Winner selected by Public Vote
Luke Delahunty

Business of the Year Award – Start Up – Sponsored by CISCO
Doddl

Business of the Year Award – Scale Up – Sponsored by sage
Strongmind Resiliency Training Ltd

Business of the Year Award – Community Impact – Sponsored by Landmarc
Sporting force

Directors’ Award
CrossFit Spirfire

Well done to all the nominees and winners! If you want to find out more about how X-Forces helps the armed forces community and enterprise, do check out their website. In the meantime, you can catch up with what happened on the night via the award winners’ photos.