Heropreneurs Awards

Congratulations to Andy Reid, community ambassador at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, on being nominated at the inaugural Heropreneurs Awards.
The Heropreneurs Awards, in association with The Telegraph, is a new scheme created to celebrate the success and entrepreneurial spirit of ex-members – and their families – of the Armed Forces.
Andy is shortlisted for the special prize of ‘Heropreneur of the Year’.
In total there are eight categories – each one recognising and rewarding the achievements of those people who spent their careers caring for this country and who, since leaving the Armed Forces, have gone on to successful careers outside the military services.
Broadcaster and journalist Naga Munchetty will be presenting The Heropreneurs Awards at the Plaisterers Hall, in the City of London, on Wednesday 14 November 2018.
This prestigious black-tie dinner will be a celebration of the achievements of ex-Armed Forces personnel in business.  Good luck to Andy and everyone involved!
Hilary Meredith Solicitors appointed army veteran, triple amputee and author Andy Reid as a community ambassador for the firm last year.
In 2009, serving in the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, Andy had only 10 days left in the Middle East when he stood on an improvised explosive device (IED). His injuries were such that he lost both legs, one above the knee and his right arm. While he admits there were times when he wished ‘the Taliban bomber had been better at his job and finished me off completely’, Andy has since gone on to forge a successful career as an author, businessman, key note speaker and fundraiser for military charities.
Andy published his award-winning book, Standing Tall, in 2014. The book tells two stories. One is of Corporal Reid, an infantry-section commander with Burma Company, 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. The other tells of Andy Reid, triple-amputee skydiver, cyclist, charity fundraiser, husband and father. Together, they tell a tale of astounding courage; not just the courage to face the enemy under fire, day after day, in often appalling conditions, but also what Napoleon called ‘three-o’clock-in-the-morning courage’, the ability to respond to disaster and to overcome the inner demons and to overcome the inner demons that accompany it.
Hilary Meredith