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David Stubbs at the Ex-Forces in Business Award

CEO of security firm SSGC wins military veterans award

The CEO of award-winning specialist security firm SSGC has received national recognition for his ever-growing commitment to supporting the ex-forces community.

David Stubbs picked up the Business Leader of the Year honour at the Ex-Forces in Business Awards, held in London last Thursday (December 2).

The awards are the world’s largest celebration of ex-military personnel in second careers and recognise the business achievements of ex-military members. They also celebrate employers who support current and former members of the British armed forces.

David, a former military policeman, was recognised for his outstanding leadership and management which have been instrumental in Swindon-based SSGC’s immense growth over the last seven years.

He set out with a distinct vision when he took over the business in 2014 which has resulted in it achieving 1,500 per cent revenue growth year-on-year.

As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, David ensures that SSGC goes above and beyond the call of duty and has been a driving force in helping the veteran community across the country.

Under his leadership, the business supports the military community through several remobilisation projects including deploying veterans to man Covid-19 testing centres across the UK, in partnership with the Yorkshire Regiment.

Today, SSGC employees more than 500 veterans as part of its highly-skilled team and helps several combat physical and mental difficulties as they settle back into life after service.

Commenting on the award win, David said: “It is truly a very humbling experience to be recognised on such a prestigious platform like this and I am very grateful for the award. Although this is an individual award, a leader is no use without their team and the SSGC team is simply amazing.

“The military community is close to many of our hearts and we always go that extra mile to ensure they are well looked after.

“There are thousands of servicemen and women who leave the armed forces each year and this creates a rich pool of talent for us as employers, underpinned by skills and values that easily transfer into a wide spectrum of roles.

“I believe it is our duty to look after these individuals who have given so much to our country and I am grateful to have a platform to do this.”

David also actively works with Mission Motorsport as SSGC’s charity partner, so far donating more than £50,000 to the organisation, which engages with veterans through motorsport. He regularly drives at Mission Motorsport events, offering beneficiaries high-speed passenger laps around several British circuits.

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