X-Forces Enterprise - Helping You Be The Best in Business

Important Notice: due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we have moved all of our training and networking events online, to be delivered in a virtual space. These will have the same high level of interactivity and engagement as an in-person event, and can all be done from the comfort of your home. These events do have very limited places, so please register your interest as soon as possible. View the full event listings here.

A range of courses designed to support different cohorts within the military community considering self-employment or business ownership

  • Self-Employment Awareness Workshop
  • Start-Up Skills Workshop
  • The Business and Enterprise Programme
  • The Business Experience Programme

Government-backed loans for start-up businesses

  • An unsecured personal loan, for business purposes
  • Fixed interest rate of 6% p.a.
  • Borrow for up to 5 years
  • 12 months’ free mentoring
  • Dedicated Business Adviser
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Free training and workshops

We offer access to our own and partner events where you can network with like-minded individuals, peers and mentors who can help you develop essential business connections and knowledge

  • Business Ownership
  • Networking Events
  • Knowledge Exchange

A range of courses designed to support different cohorts within the military community considering self-employment or business ownership

  • Self-Employment Awareness Workshop
  • Start-Up Skills Workshop
  • The Business and Enterprise Programme
  • The Business Experience Programme

Government-backed loans for start-up businesses

  • Fixed interest rate of just 6% p.a.
  • Borrow for up to 5 years
  • 12 months’ free mentoring
  • Dedicated Business Adviser
  • No early repayment penalties
  • Free training and workshops

We offer access to our own and partner events where you can network with like-minded individuals, peers and mentors who can help you develop essential business connections and knowledge

  • Business Ownership
  • Networking Events
  • Knowledge Exchange

Success Stories

Taking Cookery Online: meet the master pastry chef making courses more accessible

Master pastry chef Ben Mariner recognised the cost and geographic barriers in cookery tuition and built an innovative online school to share his expertise.   Still […]

Insta-inspired business: Meet the creative military spouse hand-crafting luxury candles

Military spouse Emma Bryant was inspired to start her first business by Instagram, on which she followed other small businesses and watched their successes. Emma’s brand […]

Independence after injury: meet the Navy veteran that turned his hobby into a business

Russ Kirby’s left arm was paralysed in a motorbike accident in 1981, which forced him to leave the Royal Navy.  Now 58, after 33 years in […]

Help Provided To Date

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1,957

Start Ups
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£18,275,370

Start Up Funds Lent
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34,954

Training Hours

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