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May 12, 2020

Working Together, Sharing Solutions and Getting Through COVID-19

The current financial and business-support landscape is changing daily with new advice and schemes being released more quickly than some may be able to keep up […]
May 7, 2020

Lt. Col. Deborah Taylor – Inspiring, Innovating and Leading by Example

X-Forces Enterprise CEO, Ren Kapur, sat down with Lt. Col. Deborah Taylor last year for our Military in Business Podcast series. Read what she had to […]
April 30, 2020

Agile in a Crisis: Meet the former Soldier turned Drone Pilot that has overcome disability to steer his business through the Coronavirus outbreak.

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 […]
April 9, 2020

Neel Singh of Dorking Brewery: Adaptive & Resilient

X-Forces Enterprise CEO, Ren Kapur, sat down with Neel Singh of Dorking Brewery last year for our Military in Business Podcast series. Read what she had […]
April 6, 2020

Enterprising partnership between XFE, XES and AskIf to provide access to financial support for businesses needing to stabilise their operations.

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and AskIf have launched a new partnership to enable beneficiaries, within the Armed Forces Community, to access much needed funding at a time […]
March 30, 2020

Crucial Business Advice During Lockdown

Making an informed decision, especially with funding a new venture, is so very important at these difficult times. Therefore it’s imperative, more so than ever, to […]
March 20, 2020

Business Ownership and Working Together In Extraordinary Times

Business Advice in Times of Uncertainty, during Covid-19 Here at X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), we pride ourselves in supporting the Armed Forces community in business, and even […]
March 19, 2020

Innovation after injury: When business becomes the focus to rebuild a life beyond Service

After serving in the British Army for eight years, with 24 Commando Royal Engineers, Tom Foster was forced to pull the pin on his military career.  […]
March 18, 2020

‘Inner Strength & Incredible Resilience’ XFE CEO Ren Kapur featured by ABF for Women’s History Month

As part of Women’s History Month, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have written an insightful and inspiring feature on X-Forces Enterprise CEO Ren Kapur. Since 2015, ABF […]
March 12, 2020

Army Cadets Gain Enterprise for Life® Skills

Well what a weekend that was! We were delighted with the engagement and energy from 15 young people for the second X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) workshop specially […]
March 11, 2020

Veterans mean business: XFE welcomes the Chancellor’s National Insurance tax break

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) jointly welcome the new plans for a one-year Employer National Insurance Contributions (NICS) holiday for businesses […]
March 8, 2020

CEO Ren Kapur MBE interviewed by Amy Casey at BFBS for International Women’s Day

X-Forces CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, was honoured to be invited onto BFBS Radio this week by Amy Casey, to do an interview for International Women’s Day. […]
March 5, 2020

A Force of Nature: Karen Tracey Podcast

X-Forces CEO Ren Kapur MBE was delighted to interview Karen Tracey as part of XFE’s network of inspiring business owners from the armed forces community. One […]
February 21, 2020

Soldiering On Awards 2020 Finalists Reception

Finalists Recognised for Their Remarkable Achievements and Public Voting Opens for the People’s Choice Award Soldiering On Awards has hosted 41 Finalists and saluted their achievements […]
February 14, 2020

Aeronautics to Energy: meet the ex-RAF engineer specialising in property efficiency

Serving in the British Armed Forces can equip an individual with the highest level of training in the world, yet re-focusing those skills into a civilian […]
February 11, 2020

Military In Business Networking Event

The word ‘networking’ provokes a Marmite-like response; you find people relish every opportunity or shy away from it entirely. Whether you are serving, in employment or […]
January 24, 2020

United Nations International Day of Education

XFE Founder and CEO Ren Kapur MBE has long been a passionate advocate and thought leader championing education and in particular, education linked to enterprise skills. […]
January 22, 2020
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Mark’s making a buzz in business with help from Kilfrost

Mark Sines is now keen to build on the early success of Harnham Honeybees, based in Wiltshire. A business is making a beeline for success thanks […]
January 21, 2020

EXPERT INSIGHT: What is Cyber cover, and do I need it?

Cyber is the fastest growing crime and business owners carry even more risk to an attack on their systems and data.  In seeking expert insight for […]
January 13, 2020

Announcing the Finalists for the 2020 Soldiering On Awards

Today we are delighted to announce the amazing Finalists for the 2020 Soldiering On Awards The Awards categories include representatives from across the entire Armed Forces […]
January 9, 2020

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 […]
December 18, 2019

CEO’s End of Year Message

END OF YEAR MESSAGE FROM REN KAPUR MBE – CEO, X-FORCES ENTERPRISE   Partners, Beneficiaries, Associates and Friends, As we approach the end of another business year, we […]
November 20, 2019

RAF Officer & spouse creates niche product & business protecting her young children’s skin outdoors

I’m proud of all of the entrepreneurs we have supported over the years at XFE, but I always get an extra special buzz knowing the number […]
November 12, 2019

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 […]
November 11, 2019

EXPERT INSIGHT: Is your small business protected?

As a new business owner, how can you ensure you are adequately protected as you begin trading? We asked XFE corporate partner The Military Mutual to […]
October 31, 2019

Don’t miss a trick this Halloween

It is that time of year when we go potty for pumpkins and it is completely normal to pass toddler-sized zombies and witches on the street.  […]
October 23, 2019
X-Forces Podcasts

X-Forces Enterprise Military in Business® Podcast and Vlog Series are now LIVE!!!

As the leading organisation in the UK supporting the military into enterprise, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) equips service-leavers and members of the military community with business skills […]
October 18, 2019
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#GBBO: Make starting your own business a piece of cake

It’s that time of year again where we’re all glued to Bake Off salivating and dreaming about eating delicious cakes. For some viewers, #GBBO revives a […]
October 10, 2019
Elevator Pitch

Perfecting your ‘Dragon’s Den’ Style Pitch

We’ve all seen those episodes of Dragon’s Den where the entrepreneurs are being asked what should be a relatively simple question about their business plan or […]
October 8, 2019
X-Forces Boost WIth Facebook London

Boost with Facebook London

X-Forces Enterprise has joined forces with our partner Facebook to invite you to an exclusive event entitled “Boost with Facebook London” for learning, inspiration and networking. […]
September 23, 2019
Business Advisory Selling Tips

Selling on Etsy – #SeptemberSideHustle

A lot of side hustles involve selling on Etsy so our Business Advisory team are going to share their top tips for maximising your sales strategy. […]
September 20, 2019
September Side Hustle

JOIN THE SEPTEMBER SIDE HUSTLE MOVEMENT TODAY

#SEPTEMEBERSIDEHUSTLE   So, what is a side hustle? A side hustle is a job which you have alongside your full-time employment. Often, a side hustle is […]
September 19, 2019

Top 3 Tips for boosting your Productivity & beating the post-holiday blues

You’ve had a brilliant break and now it’s time to get stuck back into work but where do you start? Here are our top tips to […]
September 19, 2019
Spouses and Forces Families Support

Supporting Spouses and Forces Families through Enterprise

“Some of the most inspirational women I have met through XFE have been military spouses; women more than capable of balancing their family life with building […]
August 29, 2019

Minister for Defence People and Veterans supports the Soldiering On Awards

In his first public event, the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer MP, attended the Soldiering On Awards launch adding his support for nominations […]
August 28, 2019

From education to enterprise: Meet the military spouse changing science kits for kids

Military spouse and teacher Michelle Williams understood that all parents want to see their child have opportunities to be happy and successful, and applied her knowledge […]
August 21, 2019
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From barracks to bistro: meet the Army veteran’s spouse at the helm of a thriving family business

The British picnic is a national passion, but one ex-military couple have taken it one step further in their bistro in Tidworth. At Pothead and Panface, […]
July 30, 2019

“Skilling the Nation Through the Armed Forces Community”

MoD Employment Forum – alongside the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 23rd July 2019   I was delighted that X-Forces Enterprise were asked to represent self-employment at […]
July 18, 2019

From Air Despatch to Airstream Events: meet Leeds’ house music mogul who is hitting the road

Jacob Kelly, from Leeds, has a new woman in his life.  Dottie is American, a little older than him and they plan to travel together to […]
July 5, 2019
Cadets Graduation

Enterprise For Life® – Cadets Graduation at London Stock Exchange

Thoughts from CEO Ren Kapur MBE:   2nd July saw an important milestone in my lifelong commitment to help young people develop enterprise skills. 17 pioneering […]

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