After years preparing for battlefields, the hardest fight can sometimes be found back on civvy street.
It's not always easy for Forces leavers to know what to turn their attention to, once the time comes to hang up their uniform.
But many are finding their feet in business - finding it lends itself perfectly to their military training, precision, and forward-thinking.
The British Ex-Forces In Business Awards grew out of the need to highlight the opportunities available when veterans make the return, after what may have been a long and life-changing time, to civvy street.
On receiving news of his nomination, Steve said:
"I am delighted and humbled to be a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2019! I am so proud of the business I have grown with Forces Cars Direct and the work that my team do to constantly reward and support our Armed Forces community. I am honoured to be selected amongst other Forces personnel making their way in business."
On May 8, a strong mix of military and business leaders will descend on London for the second-ever British Ex-Forces In Business Awards, celebrating the accomplishments of veterans who have made a successful and notable transition from military life into meaningful new employment.
The nominations for each of the 18 categories have been carefully considered and whittled down from 400 to just under 200, with the final winners being announced at the ceremony next month.
View the full list of categories and finalists here: https://exforcesinbusiness.co.uk/2019-finalists/