Deptherapy has won the Veterans’ Foundation Award at the prestigious Heropreneurs Awards

by Dr Richard Cullen

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 13:30 hrs

Deptherapy has won the Veterans’ Foundation Award at the prestigious Heropreneurs Awards in association with The Telegraph, which were celebrated last night in London.

As part of this recognition they have received a donation of £10,000 from sponsor The Veterans’ Foundation.


The Judges liked the fact that Deptherapy is run by a 68-year-old, that it gets people, ‘out and about’ at the same time campaigning for cleaner oceans.  


Peter Mountford, the Chairman of Heropreneurs and Founder of the Heropreneurs Awards, said: “The Heropreneurs Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, and their dependants, in the world of business.  The skills that people develop who serve this country in the Armed Forces are highly relevant to the world of business:  leadership, resilience, and determination to name but a few.  Richard has created a charity that is very special.  Helping injured veterans through scuba diving is a proven and effective method and as Chairman of both Heropreneurs and the Veterans Foundation I am delighted that Richard has won this award”.


Heropreneurs is a registered charity and member of Cobseo that provides free mentoring and support for anyone who has served in the UK’s Armed Forces, or their dependants, on the road to creating their own businesses.


Welcomed by a fanfare from the Band of The Welsh Guards and presented by broadcaster and journalist Naga Munchetty, the Awards also welcomed The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, the Under Secretary of State for Defence at the MOD, as well as The First Sea Lord Admiral Philip Jones and General Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence Personnel.  


The Heropreneurs Awards headline sponsor is Surge Group plc with additional support from The MOD, Warwick Business School, leading American business OBXtek, The Veterans’ Foundation and Goldman Sachs.

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