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January 8, 2019
Cosmetics Entrepreneur

The Young Entrepreneur who is Taking Skincare Back to Basics

At just 22, Bethany D’Inverno from London may be one of the younger entrepreneurs that X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) has had the pleasure to support, but she […]
December 20, 2018
Fat Penguin Improv

From Combat Medic to Comedy Improv Director

Fat Penguin Improv is an improvised comedy school, delivering workshops and shows at several venues across Birmingham, primarily at the Patrick Kavanagh Pub in Moseley.  It […]
December 18, 2018
CEO’S END OF YEAR MESSAGE - X-Forces Enterprise

CEO’S END OF YEAR MESSAGE

CEO’S END OF YEAR MESSAGE Ren Kapur MBE – CEO, X-Forces Enterprise           Partners, beneficiaries, associates and team members; As we near […]
December 11, 2018
Cooper and Gracie - X-Forces Enterprise

Cruelty-free Pet Products Inspired by a Man’s Best Friend

A new range of pet grooming, healing and pest treatment products branded ‘Cooper and Gracie’ has brought a cruelty-free offering to the pet care market. Still within […]
December 7, 2018
Award Recognition for Forces Widows Programme - X-Forces Enterprise

Award Recognition for Forces Widows Programme

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 […]
December 4, 2018
NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award win for XFE Beneficiaries

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Plymouth-based former Royal Marines behind the Imployable app, Peter Kelly and Kieron Yeoman, have won the ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit Award’ at the Wales and South West […]
December 4, 2018
XFE beneficiary, Doddl, wins two 2018 Startups Awards

XFE beneficiary wins two 2018 Startups Awards

A children’s cutlery business, supported by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), has scooped two titles at the prestigious 2018 Startups Awards. Launched in 2013 by sisters Catherine Dodd […]
November 29, 2018
Carly Paoli

BRIT Nominated Singer’s Single Shoots to No 1

The latest single ‘My Christmas Dream is You’ by classical singer Carly Paoli – Soldiering On Awards Ambassador of Arts, BRIT Nominee and BBC Music Ambassador […]
November 27, 2018

From Royal Artillery to Vehicle Arresting System

Roderick Burton-Chambers spent 12 years as a Bombardier in the Royal Artillery where his interest in specialist security began.  In 1990 he left the Armed Forces […]
November 20, 2018

Former Sniper Opens UK’s first Sniper Activity Centre

Loved by his allies, hated by his enemies, the Sniper can have devastating effects on the battlefield creating fear and havoc in his enemies.   Ainsley […]
November 13, 2018
Savages Mussels Macclesfield

From Seaman to Seafood

After training as a chef in the Royal Navy, Jamie Savage (33) has now launched his first pop-up restaurant in Macclesfield, specialising in mussels. In ‘Savages […]
November 7, 2018
Tommy Lowther, founder of Sporting Force and

HELLO! Highlights XFE Founder

The work of X-Forces Enterprise’s CEO and founder, Ren Kapur MBE, has been recognised by HELLO! in their ‘A Year of Love’ presentation, in partnership with […]
November 7, 2018
First Widows Programme

Successfully Performed First Widows Programme

The first ‘Empowering Armed Forces Widows Through Enterprise’ programme run by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), which took place in London this summer, has been hailed an overwhelming […]
November 6, 2018
Military Life Inspires Multi-Entrepreneurial Mother

Military Life Inspires Multi-Entrepreneurial Mother

At just 31 Suzy Olivier has been at the helm of not one but four businesses. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, where her father was […]
November 2, 2018
Hannah Toddle

XFE Business wins 50k Investment at Pitch It Wales Event

An XFE beneficiary, and former RAF officer, has won a ‘Dragons Den’ style competition to secure the top investment of £50,000 for their children’s skincare business. […]
November 1, 2018
NatWest event

First NatWest and XFE Military Conference

  The first NatWest Military Education Conference on 29th October 2018 aimed to support the Armed Forces community in both employment and self-employment and explore the […]
October 29, 2018
Timeless Auto Trim Custom Classics

From Military Motors to Custom Classics

  Iain ‘Fin’ Finlayson served 23 years in the British Army as a vehicle mechanic in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, for the most part […]
October 16, 2018
Geotekk Bikes and Motorbikes Alarm

From Marine Commando to Disruptive Tech Creator

Pictured: Geotekk Founders James Sheppard (left) & Matt Leach (right)   Falling victim to bike theft led former Royal Marine Commando and Doctor of Medicine, Dr Matthew […]
October 12, 2018
X-Forces Enterprise celebrates five years

X-Forces Enterprise Celebrates Five Years

From dawn to dusk on Wednesday 10th October, the London Stock Exchange played host to a dual-event celebration to mark the five years since X-Forces Enterprise […]
October 10, 2018
FiMT Report

Challenges veterans face in becoming self-employed

  A new report, ‘Self-employment and the Armed Forces Community’, has revealed the barriers ex-Service personnel face in becoming self-employed after leaving the Armed Forces. Research […]
October 2, 2018
Royal Windsor Tours Padd McNeill

From Royal Guardsman to Royal Tour Guide

Former British Army Royal Guardsman, Paddy McNeill, found his business idea just beyond the wire inside which he used to serve, in his home town of Windsor.
September 26, 2018
Karen Tracey Dunelm Business Consultants

Ex-RAF to Award Winning Coach, Speaker and Business Consultant

Karen Tracey from Shuttington, North Warwickshire, started her military career joining the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) in 1983 in the Aerospace Systems Trade Group 12. […]
September 21, 2018

XFE CEO appointed as the first volunteer Armed Forces Champion

Ren Kapur will work with FSB to help advance policy change for the 'Armed Forces in business' community
September 19, 2018
Natural survivor -woodlands header image

From 28 Years Service to Walking on the Wild Side of Nature

Mark Beckham from Suffolk served a long career in the HM Armed Forces; 1990 – 2000 in the Army and 2000 – 2018 in the Royal […]
September 12, 2018
Explorer Coffees

From House Husband to Business Owner

Neil Hallsworth left the Army in 2004, opting to take on a business straight away and ran his own pub for two years. Sadly the pub […]
September 5, 2018
Metalsmith General Engineering Ltd

Ex-Army Transitions to a Metalsmith Engineer

Paul Bateson aged 40 originally from Darwen, Lancashire now based in Farnborough, Surrey and is married with three children. Paul served in the Army and was […]
August 29, 2018
Steve Parnell Massage Therapy

Ex-RAF to Master Sports Therapy Masseur

Steve Parnell who lives in Brackley, Northamptonshire joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1986 and served until 1991, where he worked as a steward in […]
August 23, 2018
Richard Tucker MBE and Chris

AAA Caring Caretaker awarded Silver in the MOD Employer Recognition Scheme

Compliments to AAA Caring Caretaker Ltd who have been awarded Silver in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Employer recognition scheme (ERS). The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) […]
August 22, 2018
Milifix image

Ex-Army to running an ex-military property maintenance firm

Edward Colver aged 41 from Sheffield, South Yorkshire longed for a new venture closer to home. Edward joined the Army in 1999 and was commissioned into […]
August 15, 2018
Thoughtify Mental health Training for Business

Former Rifleman Diagnosed with PTSD setup a Mental Health First Aid business

Father-of-two, Tom Fox from Coulsdon, Surrey was a former rifleman diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is now using his personal experience to help […]
August 10, 2018
5 STEPS TO CHOOSING YOUR BEST ACCOUNTANT - blog

5 Steps to choosing your best accountant

  In this blog we look at selecting an accountant to assist with your business compliance and reporting requirements. In the age of specialism, this is […]
August 8, 2018
Keith May Accounting Services

From Forces to Career Transition to Accounting Guru

Keith May originally from Skegness joined the Army in 1996 initially as a military clerk before completing his Management Accountancy training in 2012. Keith was a […]
August 6, 2018
private medical insurance

Private Medical Insurance doesn’t need to break the bank

CS Healthcare is a corporate partner to X-Forces Enterprise and specialise in healthcare services and advice for the Military Community. This month they provided some thought […]
July 26, 2018
Lord Ashcroft International Business School Visit

Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Another Great Illustration of Collaboration in the Armed Forces Community London July 2018. Professor Lynn Martin (PHD), Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University has […]
July 25, 2018
Burning Barn Rum

A Burning Barn inspired a Fiery Rum Brand

In September 2015, military spouse Katherine Jenner and her family experienced a massive fire on their farm in Hampton-in-Arden. Then, like a phoenix, the ashes in […]
July 18, 2018
Local Global Marketing Support

Ex-Army Veteran Develops Entrepreneurial Portfolio

Ex-Army Veteran and craftsman Tony Grant from Lincoln is not someone who lets obstacles stand in his way, not even in business. Soon after losing his […]
July 11, 2018
Bring the Game Over

Ex-Flight Ops Move To On-The-Go Gaming

Richard Shepherd from Faringdon, Oxfordshire joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Flight Operations in March 2004. Upon completing his education, he had moved into various […]
July 4, 2018
Armed Forces Day

Celebrating Armed Forces Day

The X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) team had the pleasure of spending time with some of our beneficiaries during Armed Forces week 25th – 29th June and Reserves […]
July 4, 2018
Dorking Brewery

Royal Navy Reservist to Brewery Owner

Royal Navy Reservist Neel Singh made the bold decision to take Dorking Brewery a brand new state of the art brewery to a brand new state […]
June 27, 2018
Model photography shoots

From Army Man to Starting a Photography Business

Dean Paget, husband to Trish and father to Brylee, joined the Army in 1993 at the age of just 21 after being attracted by the opportunity […]

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