The ‘Empowering Armed Forces Widows Through Enterprise’ programme, run by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) in partnership with NatWest, has won ‘Best Financial Inclusion or Outreach Initiative’ at the 2018 Financial Innovation Awards.
The first cohort of the bespoke programme took place in summer 2018, and was hailed an overwhelming success by the project’s partners and delegates.
Speaking about the award recognition, Chris Marks, CEO of NatWest Markets, said:
“As a corporate partner to X-Forces we are both incredibly proud and passionate about this unique project which supports and provides enterprise training to UK Military Widows. It demonstrates the innovative approach of bringing key stakeholders together for the first time for the benefit of the nation, community and economy. This collaboration is an opportunity for us to give back to the communities we serve and to do what is right. I am delighted X-Forces, and the driving force behind this – Ren Kapur – won the recent award of ‘Best Financial Inclusion Initiative’ at the Financial Innovation Awards. This recognises the work and determination to bring enterprise training to a new audience, creating a deserved platform for the UK Military Widows to achieve their ambitions.”
Read more about the programme and feedback from the first cohort here.