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December 3, 2021
Ren Kapur MBE

Helping former military and emergency services personnel start their own business – Ren Kapur MBE

As featured on Enterprise Nation. An advocate for change In person, Ren is a powerhouse of energy. She’s worked tirelessly to bring together corporations, government and […]
November 23, 2021
Environmental Social and Governance

What is ‘Social Value’ and How Is It Impacting The Future of Small Business?

Social Value forms a cornerstone of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria, a set of standards, through which investors and the wider public can better […]
October 28, 2021
Soldiering On Awards - Business Awards

Military In Business® Community excels in Prestigious Soldiering On Awards Business Categories

This month, the Soldiering On Awards have been celebrating finalists and winners from across thirteen diverse categories, recognising the hard work and achievements of the armed […]
September 22, 2021
Amazon - X-Forces

Self Employment Kickstart: Grow with Amazon

Grow With Amazon: Unique Opportunity for the Military Community A brand-new partnership between X-Forces Enterprise and Amazon aims to further expand and improve the support offered […]
September 16, 2021
Amazon DSP

Former Corporals Take a Leap with Amazon

Jamie Keen and James Rose Shaw left the military together in 2018 and despite zero experience in logistics, took the leap and joined the Amazon Delivery […]
August 5, 2021
Tom Clow - X-forces Enterprise

Former Royal Marine Major Ignites Business Idea “Spark” After 25 Years

Having joined the Royal Marines in 1991 and climbed the ranks from Junior to Major, Tom Clow held a firm plan for his second career well […]
August 3, 2021
FiMT

Grant awarded to new project to encourage small businesses to employ veterans

Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £42,000 to X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) for a new project which aims to highlight the benefits of employing veterans to small […]
July 15, 2021
Andrew Morgan Press Release - X-Forces Enterprise

X-Forces Enterprise announces Andrew Morgan, Managing Partner at Curzon Consulting, as a Non-Executive Director

X-Forces Enterprise are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Morgan, Managing Partner at Curzon Consulting, as a Non-Executive Director. Starting his career as an electronics […]
June 24, 2021
FSB-XFE 1 year relationship

Strong Support Network The Key To Success For Armed Forces Community

It is exactly one year since X-Forces Enterprise and Federation of Small Businesses joined forces to offer an exclusive discount to business owners from the armed […]
June 2, 2021
Harry Noel-Smith, Kinetic Kitchen

THE RISE OF MILITARY-LED, HEALTH-FOCUSED FOOD COMPANY – KINETIC KITCHEN

Kinetic Kitchen’s approach to their products is all about understanding what the client’s body wants and needs. Led by military-family member and Sports Science & Nutritionist, […]
May 25, 2021
Natalie Jackson, X-forces beneficiary

HEALTH COACH LEVELS UP ON 3-DAY SPOUSES COURSE

Towards the end of 2020 we proudly launched a brand-new training course designed exclusively for spouses, partners and family members from the Armed Forces community.     The three-day course, lead by our experienced Training Manager, […]
May 5, 2021
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Creating opportunities to win business at XFE Meet the Buyer event

On Thursday 22nd April, X-Forces Enterprise, in collaboration with The Supply Chain Sustainability School, hosted an exclusive Meet the Buyer event for armed forces led businesses […]
April 28, 2021
Diane Cote

Prominent City Figure To Champion Entrepreneurship

X-Forces Enterprise are delighted to announce the appointment of Diane Côté, former Chief Risk Officer at the London Stock Exchange Group, as a Non-Executive Director. Diane […]
April 20, 2021
Liam Gretton, British Army veteran and self-employed estate agent as part of eXp UK, continues to go from strength to strength as the Wirral Peninsula’s only bespoke estate agent.

XFE Business Captain and Veteran, Liam Gretton, Goes From Strength to Strength with Estate Agency Business

Liam Gretton, British Army veteran and self-employed estate agent as part of eXp UK, continues to go from strength to strength as the Wirral Peninsula’s only […]
April 6, 2021
Rishi Sunak

Army Veteran & X-Forces Enterprise beneficiary launches new business with backing of Rishi Sunak MP

An army veteran has tapped into the growing interest in natural, unprocessed raw dog food to launch a new business in North Yorkshire.   Major (Retd) Russ Darlington has set up […]
March 18, 2021
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“Congratulations From All Of Us At FSB!” XFE Founder Recognised In FSB Volunteer Champion Awards 2021

On February 23rd 2021 X-Forces Enterprise CEO and Founder, Ren Kapur MBE, was recognised for the voluntary work she does as the Federation of Small Businesses […]
March 9, 2021

“Becoming Self-Employed Means I Can Set My Own Benchmarks of Success” – #IWD2021

This week we’re highlighting some of the incredible female entrepreneurs that make up the X-Forces Enterprise community. Today’s spotlight is on our very own XFE Associate, […]
March 8, 2021

“Fewer Barriers to Achieving Your Dreams and Goals Than Ever Before!” #IWD2021

This week we’re highlighting some of the incredible female entrepreneurs that make up the X-Forces Enterprise community. Today’s spotlight is on brilliant RAF Spouse and owner […]
March 8, 2021
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“I’m Really Proud Of Our Community” – XFE Supports #IWD2021

International Women’s Day has always been a staple part of the X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) calendar. With 30% of our start-up business owners being female-led, supporting women […]
February 23, 2021

“What Makes The Economy Work?” Army Cadets Embark on Enterprise Programme

Cultivating Enterprise skills within young people has been a passion of Ren Kapur MBE, Founder and CEO of XFE, long before XFE was established in 2013. […]
February 17, 2021

Start-Up Guide to the World of Business Acronyms…

We all have had that instance where a colleague or associate has delivered an acronym with such speed and confidence leaving us baffled as to what […]
February 8, 2021
British Army Officer Harry Boyt Sets Sights on Bespoke Kitchen & Interiors Business

British Army Officer Sets Sights on Bespoke Kitchen & Interiors Business

Meet Harry. After twelve years in the British Army, Officer and previous business-owner Harry Boyt has his sights firmly set on his next business venture, officially […]
January 26, 2021

Veteran-Turned-Drone Pilot, Chris Flannagan, takes up Ambassador Role at X-Forces Enterprise

British Army veteran Chris Flannagan from Wiltshire had set his sights on a new career as a drone pilot but found few employment opportunities due to […]
January 20, 2021

Minister Paul Scully engages with Military in Business® Community in Insightful Evening of Networking

On Monday 18th January, X-Forces Enterprise were delighted to welcome Minister for Small Business, Paul Scully MP, to our second Military in Business® Networking event of […]
January 11, 2021

Minister For Small Business Supports the Military in Business® Community

We are delighted that the Minister for Small Business, Paul Scully MP, will be joining us for an exclusive Military In Business® networking event next week. […]
January 8, 2021

21 Great Small Business Ideas for 2021

What can we learn from this list? As seen on Business News Daily: (https://bit.ly/38mlpht) Business News Daily, an online news outlet in the USA, have taken […]
January 6, 2021

New Year, New Start Up?

Ren Kapur MBE, X-Forces Enterprise CEO and EM3 Board Member, recently shared insight into the support available for entrepreneurs in the Armed Forces Community, as part […]
January 5, 2021

2020 Showed Us The Importance of Connection: Keep Building Your Network in 2021

Throughout 2020, we all saw how important it was to stay connected with one another, in both a professional and personal capacity. Networking will be as […]
December 15, 2020

CEO’s End of Year Message

END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM REN KAPUR MBE – CEO, X-FORCES ENTERPRISE   Partners, Beneficiaries, Associates and Friends, Much has been said about the downsides to […]
December 9, 2020

Sharing Our 2019-20 Activity Report

It’s that time of the year when we’re able to reflect on our previous 12 months as a company, who we’ve supported and how we’ve supported […]
December 3, 2020

“2021 will be our seminal year” British Army veteran & SME business owner Chris Flannagan reflects on first 12 months as a company

Back in April 2020, we ran a case study on British Army veteran Chris Flannagan, founder of TLP Ltd – Drone Security Specialists, and explored his […]
November 20, 2020

NatWest 10K Challenge for Global Entrepreneurship Week

NatWest opens up exclusive 10K Challenge to the X-Forces Community   Throughout Global Entrepreneurship Week this week, NatWest have been running hundreds of free virtual pitching […]
September 14, 2020

XFE & FSB: Supporting The Military in Business® Network

On the 27th June 2020, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) jointly announced the launch of its collaborative partnership, this is such an […]
September 1, 2020

Tri-service Spouses, Partners and Family Members Join Forces in Self-Employment Discovery Course

Over the course of this year, we’ve made it one of our primary goals to ensure our free training and educational courses are accessed by as […]
August 4, 2020

XFE Business Advisor, Will, helps take Upperlayer Clothing Ltd to the next level

This week, we talked to X-Forces Enterprise Business Advisor, Will Juggins, about a business he recently guided through the Start-Up Loan process, from application to completion, […]
July 21, 2020

Beneficiaries Begin to Take their First Steps Back

There were, understandably, mixed emotions as pubs, restaurants and hairdressers were allowed to reopen earlier in the month. The guidelines were constantly changing and there were […]
July 16, 2020

Friday Spotlight Podcast Series: Carrie Moss – Combatting Loneliness Through Connection

Our CEO and Founder, Ren Kapur MBE, has a favourite military motto ‘Leave no one behind’.  This sums up perfectly the aims and objectives of our […]
July 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Business Reopening – IMPORTANT INFO

Since the four nations of the UK have separate lockdown regulations and guidance, businesses are reopening at different times and in different ways. Even if a […]
July 7, 2020

Tailored Support In Times Of Uncertainty

With many businesses taking their first tentative steps towards reopening after 3 months of lockdown, and with so much uncertainty on the horizon, access to a […]
July 2, 2020

Carrie Moss and Hannah Saunders Join the XFE Ranks to Further Strengthen Ambassador Team

The last two weeks have been filled with exciting announcements in the X-Forces Enterprise network, with the launch of the XFE Hub and the XFE & […]

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