Nominations are now open for the Heropreneurs Awards 2024

Do you know of a military-owned business that deserves recognition? Are you the owner, founder or creator of a business, charity, or start-up? Heropreneurs wants to shine a light on entrepreneurial excellence in the military community and invites you to apply for their upcoming awards.

Heropreneurs specialises in supporting the entrepreneurial ambitions of current and former military personnel and partners. Its bespoke one-to-one mentoring program equips aspiring business owners with the practical skills needed to thrive in the business world.

The Awards

On 14 November, Heropreneurs will host their annual Awards Night at the Shard in London. The Forces Employment Charity is thrilled to be participating in this evening, which will bring together entrepreneurs, mentors, mentees, and supporters to celebrate the achievements of the military business community.

Building relationships and connections is one of the most powerful tools in business. Heropreneurs will recognise excellence by announcing the Heropreneurs Awards winners and the winner of the prestigious Warwick Business School bursary award.

Who can be nominated?

Heropreneurs welcomes nominations of businesses owned, founded, or created by a military community member—a serving, veteran, or reservist of the UK Armed Forces—or their spouse or partners.

You can nominate yourself or a business you feel deserves recognition. If you are nominating someone else and don’t have all the information, you are still encouraged to complete the nomination forms. The Awards organisers will contact the nominee to request additional information if necessary.

The deadline for nominations is 5 pm on Friday 28 June.


This year, Heropreneurs is celebrating outstanding achievements in the following categories:

Product of the Year: 

This award seeks to recognise the best products coming to market from the military business community. The product can come from any sector but must represent excellence in both quality and innovation. Apply now.

Technology Business of the Year:

This award recognises a business whose primary area of operation is technology, either through the development and manufacturing of technology or providing it as a service. Nominees should illustrate how technology is ingrained in the fabric of their business and how it enriches their end users’ experience. Whether it’s through growth, profitability, adaptability, or triumphing over obstacles. Apply now.

Start-up of the Year:

This award recognises a business in the early stages of its inception, making the exciting transition from concept to reality. The successful applicant will have a compelling commercial product or service, a robust business strategy, and passionate, committed leadership. Apply now.

Heropreneur of the Year:

The top award to be presented at the Heropreneur Awards. It recognises an exceptional individual who has built and managed a thriving business and made a remarkable, positive difference within the military business community. This award recognises success in growth, profitability, adaptability, and overcoming challenges. Apply now.


Could you be nominated? Shine a light on your achievements and let Heroprenuers know about your business. Read more about the Awards.


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