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  • Writer's pictureSam Rosenthal

Introducing The 2023 Services Awards

It gives me great delight to introduce you to the 2023 Services Awards taking place on Thursday April 27 at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

The black tie evening will be a celebration of the ethos of service from the armed to emergency to volunteer services - it is sure to be some night.

The Services Awards will celebrate and showcase the very best of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, as well as Volunteers. Winners will be announced on the night.

Awards Timeline

Applications Open: Friday January 27

Applications Close: Friday March 24

Judging Panel Shortlisting Day: April 2023 (Date TBC)

Winners announced on the Awards evening

Services Awards Categories

Most Outstanding Police (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Most Outstanding NHS/Healthcare (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Most Outstanding Fire Service (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Most Outstanding British Army (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Most Outstanding Royal Navy (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Most Outstanding Royal AIr Force (Individual, Unit or Veteran)

Volunteer of the Year (covering such elements as Mountain Rescue, Lifeboat Personnel, Cadets Volunteers)

Overall Outstanding Services Personnel of the Year (drawn from the above categories, please don’t nominate for this category).

Awards Criteria

Nominations are for the individual or unit (serving or former) who has gone the extra mile (in addition to their high level of work and service) during the designated time period, showed courage, gone above and beyond their duties performed whilst on duty, for charitable causes (including fundraising), sporting challenges or exemplary service whilst off duty in an extraordinary context.

Nominations are to be sent to with the subject header “Services Awards” and the categories nominating for.

Please detail as much evidence as possible, although the judging panel may require further evidence, should the nomination be progressed (this will be called for at a later stage).

Anonymous nominations can not be accepted.

Privacy Policy

If you require a copy of the privacy policy for the Services Awards please email with the subject header “Privacy Policy Request”.

The judging panel decision is final and disclosures of judging decisions along with winning summaries will be released once the winners have been revealed at the Awards Gala on Thursday April 27, 2023.

Good Luck everyone from the NAFESE team!

* Awarding period classed from March 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022

For remaining category award sponsorships please email Event Manager, Sam Rosenthal at

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