The 12 employers from across Wales were recognised for the outstanding support they give to the Armed Forces Community at the awards ceremony held at Hensol Castle on 1 December.
The glittering awards evening began with a drinks reception with guests treated to music provided by The Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra.
The compère for the evening was Sian Lloyd, with the welcome address given by Hannah Blythyn MS Deputy Minister for Social Partnership.
Recipients from Wales were: Admiral Group Plc, Cardiff County Council, Denbighshire County Council, Ebarr Foundation CIC, Hugh James, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Pro Steel Engineering Ltd, Rubicon Facilities Management Ltd, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Veterans Award CIC, Woody’s Lodge and Wrexham County Borough Council.
The awards were presented jointly by Rear Admiral Jude Terry OBE, Brigadier Andrew Dawes CBE, Commander 160th (Welsh) Brigade, Brigadier Jock Fraser MBE ADC Royal Marines and Air Officer Wales, Air Commodore Adrian Williams OBE.
The keynote address was given by Rear Admiral Jude Terry OBE – the Royal Navy’s first female admiral. Guests also heard from Air Specialist 1 Malembe Makawa of