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Pop on your best Christmas jumper, grab yourself a festive drink, and join us for a night of online celebration!

It’s going to be great fun! Don’t forget to register for all the details.

This years’ Milspo® Awards Night & Christmas Party is happening on the 14th of December, and this year we have five special awards to present to our Milspo® community.

Nominate your favourite businesses today for one of our special 2022 business awards…

Criteria – each business must be wholly owned and run by a military spouse, partner or other-half, and must be a signed-up member of the findamilspo.co.uk directory (with the exception of the Milspo® Advocate Award). They will also need to attend the 2022 Milspo Awards & Christmas Party on the 14th December.

Tips for your nomination – Alongside fulfilling the needs under each entry, we want to know why your nominated business is so special. We’d like to see evidence of their positive approach to business and Armed Forces life and why being a member of the Milspo® community is important.

DEADLINE – Noon on the 5th December 2022

But what are the awards?

Milspo® New Talent Award 2022
For new SPO businesses that have launched in the last 18months.

Milspo® Collaboration Award 2022
A spouse, partner or other-half business owner who can demonstrate examples of working with or alongside other Milspo or related organisations in a mutually reciprocal way

Milspo® Advocate Award 2022
A business owner from the inside or beyond the Armed Forces Community that champions all things Milspo®, including other businesses from within the group regularly.

Milspo® Ad Astra Award 2022
Taken from the RAF motto ‘from adversity to the stars’. A spouse, partner or other-half business owner who has shown strength through adversity and has flourished in the business and Armed Forces community.

Milspo® Network Award 2022
Our network’s favourite spouse, partner or other-half business owner for demonstrating resilience, determination and a profitable business and has been trading for over two years.

Scroll through to the award you want to nominate for, or all 5 if you’re so inclined!


Note: This event is only open for spouses, partners and other-halves of UK serving personnel who run their own businesses.

Funded by the Milspo® Network CIC, a social enterprise created especially to support the partners of the UK Armed Forces.



Maj Jodie Kennedy-Smith has spent 26 years in the Army and has been the Army Life Skills Officer for the past nine years, providing information and guidance to Serving personnel and families in the SE region. Life in the Services is particularly challenging, especially when combined with the demands of our everyday personal lives. Jodie is passionate about improving the accessibility of information for our Service families whose support has often gone unrecognised. She is delighted to hear about MILSPO and how you have worked so hard to establish such a supportive community of independent and empowered entrepreneurs. She is thrilled to be asked to be the guest judge for this year’s MILSPO awards and to help shine a light on your perseverance and achievements.