2021-Ex-Forces Business Award for veteran

Principal praise for award-winning veteran Peter Yetton

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 11:39:00 BST
GCU's Peter Yetton won the Military Values in Business Award at the Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards.
GCU's Peter Yetton won the Military Values in Business Award at the Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards.

Congratulations to Glasgow Caledonian University’s Head of Visa Immigration Support and Advice (VISA) team and army reservist Peter Yetton for winning the prestigious Military Values in Business Award at the Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards.

The Awards are the world’s largest celebration of ex-military in second careers – recognising the value veterans add to businesses as well as the employers that support the transition of servicemen and women.

GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE said it was "terrific news" that Peter had received such a "well-deserved award for his commitment, dedication and hard work for our University. We are all so proud of him and his achievement."

Peter also received congratulations from Professor James Miller, Deputy Vice Chancellor Strategy, and Jan Hulme, University Secretary and Vice-Principal Governance.

Professor Miller told Peter the Award was “richly deserved recognition of your many contributions” and Ms Hulme said it was fantastic news and was delighted at his success.

Peter served in the Royal Marines and Royal Navy for over nine years but left in 2002 after an accident while on active service in an operational area. He became a lawyer focussing on immigration and human rights law before joining GCU in 2013.

He said: “Those who know me, especially my family, friends and my team, understand the importance of me winning this award as I live every element of my life instilling and promoting these values. Authenticity; respect both mutual and self; integrity; moral or physical courage; honesty, responsibility, ownership; justice; loyalty; commitment and teamwork - they are etched on my heart and brain.”

Peter was presented with his award at the Scottish Ex-Forces Business Awards in Glasgow by Scottish Veterans Commissioner Colonel Charlie Wallace. The Awards are attended by business leaders, key military personnel and politicians.

He added: “I was a finalist and eventual winner of the Military Values in Business Award which was decided by a panel of leading experts, and headed up by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner Colonel Charlie Wallace.

“He presented me with the award and stated that I should be very proud of this achievement as it is not something easily recognised or adhered to in many industries, going on to say that he was very proud to have presented me with the award.”