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June 21, 2018
A Day with Sir John Timpson

A Day with Sir John Timpson

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) had the pleasure of spending a full working day with Sir John Timpson MBE, Chairman, Timpson on Wednesday 6th June 2018. Sir John […]
June 20, 2018
Combe Valley Campers

From the Army to Camper Vans Business Owner

Since leaving the Army in 2008, Leigh Hicks from Bexhill-on-Sea had various successful jobs, however as he put it “nothing quite scratched that itch” or satisfied […]
June 13, 2018

How a Passion For Dance helps to Set Up a Dance Academy

With a family history of two generations of relatives both serving in the military, Sophie Byrnes from Guisborough knew she wanted a career where she could […]
June 12, 2018
100 first women UK

Celebrating 100 Women Who Mean Business!

First Women UK are launching a free photography exhibition celebrating 100 fiercely phenomenal women from 20th July until 22nd August taking place in the Dyson Building […]
June 11, 2018

Sole Trader or Limited Company?

Accountancy tips – Clive Lewis, Head of Enterprise, ICAEW   Choosing which company format is appropriate for your business is a key decision. But it has […]
June 4, 2018
Rt. Hon Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence

X-Forces Enterprise attending RMAS Career Showcase

X-Forces Enterprise was honoured to be alongside The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), The British Army and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for a special Science, […]
June 4, 2018
RAF Richard Tucker

The Ex-RAF “AAA Caring Caretaker”

Richard H Tucker MBE, originally from Cornwall, served for 20 years in the RAF where one of his tours included the first Gulf War. Upon leaving […]
May 29, 2018
Douglas Creighton London Sans

How to set up a Graphic Design Consultancy?

With Douglas Creighton, 42, from Maida Vale, the military was part of his life. Born into a military family of several generations, with a father who […]
May 21, 2018
Scott Keegan KestrelQAS

Flying High for Ex-RAF Engineer with KestrelQAS

After 22 years’ service as a Royal Air Force Avionics Engineer, 43-year old Scott Keegan from South Derbyshire decided it was time to put aside his […]
May 14, 2018

From Dealing with Military Intelligence To Understanding Human Performance

A desire for a better lifestyle and financial independence were the triggers which helped Ben Price make up his mind and set up The Fitness Masters, a business where he could pursue his passion for understanding human performance and rehabilitation.
May 9, 2018
CISCO Signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Cisco UK & Ireland signs the Armed Forces Covenant

X-Forces Enterprise Corporate Partner Cisco UK & Ireland have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to uphold its principles by supporting individuals into and at work, […]
May 9, 2018

From Military Service to becoming a Guiding Light

In September 1976, Richard Marsden joined the Scots Guards for adventure and to follow in the footsteps of many members of his family who had also […]
May 3, 2018

From Law & Order and Engineering to Pulling Pints in the Pub of the Year!

A desire for a change of career from policing and motorsport engineering took partners Tom Richardson and Ollie Boulton on to a totally different path – […]
April 30, 2018

RecruitME Co-Founders take on X-Forces Ambassadorship for the East Midlands

London, April 2018. An ambassadorial partnership, formed between X-Forces Enterprise and the veteran-owned recruitment firm RecruitME, was launched on Thursday 26th April 2018 at the International Bomber […]
April 23, 2018

Soldiering On Awards 2018 – A Night of Recognition and Celebrations

London April 2018. The 2018 Soldiering On Awards ceremony took place on Friday 20th April at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. These awards are a […]
April 19, 2018

Army Spouse sets up Online Support Platform for Forces Community

Natalie credits the XFE workshop with providing her with the push she needed Natalie Trezise had spent enough time as a Services spouse – seeing families […]
April 18, 2018

Scottish Ex-Army Logistics Engineer Sets Up JJC Logistics

A second child on the way was what gave 33 year-old Joseph Ryan from North Ayrshire in Scotland the push he needed to think about starting his own […]
April 13, 2018

X-Forces Enterprise celebrates a successful 2017 Naval Families Enterprise Project Initial Cohort and launches A Second Programme in Plymouth.

London, April 13, 2018:  X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), together with Greenwich Hospital, A Crown Royal Navy Charity, met with the 2017 cohort from the Naval Families Enterprise […]
March 28, 2018

From deep sea mine clearance to property management software

Following a medical discharge after 16 years with the Royal Navy, 37-year old Alexander Scott from Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire knew exactly what he was going to […]
March 28, 2018

PPL and X-Forces Enterprise Partner for Mentoring Success

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) is delighted to partner with PPL and assist them in their dedication to help UK organisations deliver social impact.  As such, on Tuesday 27 March five PPL employees attended training at XFE offices to become X-Forces Enterprise mentors. X-Forces Enterprise has a bank of mentors; individuals and corporates supporting XFE start-ups. If you are interested and would like to find out more about becoming a mentor for X-Forces Enterprise, please email mentoring@x-forces.com or call 0800 368 9533.
March 21, 2018

X-Forces Enterprise launches business directory for veteran owned businesses

Launching an online directory to bring together beneficiaries and procurement within big businesses Martin Wing, Chairman and COO of  X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) was invited to participate […]
March 21, 2018

Ex-Army carpenter James makes new strides building his carpentry business

James Metcalf joined the British Army in 2009 at age 23. He served for eight years in construction, and during his time serving, he worked in […]
March 19, 2018

The X-Forces Directory – The Vital Link

March 16, 2018

Enterprise Discovery and Business Skills Course for Armed Forces Widows, Widowers and their Dependants

X-Forces Enterprise and the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund, in close collaboration with the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Army Widows’ Association, the Royal Air Force […]
March 14, 2018

X-Forces Enterprise and the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund join forces to Empower Armed Forces Widows and Dependants

London, March 14;  On Tuesday 13 March 2018 , X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund (FPSCF) were joined by guests to launch […]
March 11, 2018

From Post to Pest – Army Veteran Joe Starts New Business Venture!

Joe Davies, a 28 year old Army Veteran from Southampton, joined the Royal Engineers in 2005 but was forced to leave only five years later after […]
March 6, 2018

A Successful Ex-Army Move To Setting Up A Mobile Tattoo Removal Clinic

In 2005, 24-year old Brian Handley from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, was finding life hard. At that time, his options were limited – working in […]
February 26, 2018

From Help for Heroes to Holistic Care, RAF Veteran Ruth Inspired by Wounded, Injured & Sick Community

Care Force Consulting Limited uses an Integrative and Functional Medicine approach to patients with the aim of getting to the root cause of their chronic health […]
February 22, 2018

Join an X-Forces business start-up adviser in Birmingham for a free one-to-one advice session

Our Business Surgeries are here to give you one-to-one support whether you have a few pressing questions, or want to really understand what running a business […]
February 19, 2018

X-Forces Enterprise Reaches Milestone: Over £11m Lent to the Armed Forces Community!

X-Forces Enterprise is proud to announce that it’s surpassed yet another milestone, having now lent over £11m to the Armed Forces community to help veterans and […]
February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day Special: Royal Marines Couple Set Up Mobile Coffee Shop

Royal Marines Couple Set Up Mobile Coffee Shop After graduating from University in 2015, Royal Marines Spouse Jo just couldn’t picture herself in a conventional job […]
February 9, 2018

Soldiering On Awards 2018 Finalists Reception

Last night saw the 2018 award finalists gather together for a special celebratory reception held at the House of Lords. The evening’s host, Soldiering On Awards […]
January 29, 2018

X-Forces business start-up adviser for a free one-to-one session

Our Business Surgeries are here to give you one-to-one support whether you have a few pressing questions, or want to really understand what running a business […]
January 29, 2018

Lord Digby Jones Pledges Support to X-Forces

On Tuesday 9 January 2018, Lord Digby Jones visited the X-Forces offices in Birmingham, where he met with the team and pledged his support as a […]
January 22, 2018

X-Forces announces exciting new partnership with CS Healthcare

X-Forces is delighted to announce a new partnership with CS Healthcare. X-Forces brings together like-minded organisations to help build a network for our Armed Forces community […]
January 10, 2018

Soldiering On Awards announce Finalists for 2018 Awards

We are delighted to announce the Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards. Soldiering On Awards President and Vice President and co-Chairs of Judges, General the Lord Dannatt […]
December 18, 2017

X-Forces Beneficiary Olivia Smith Wins Start Up of the Year Award

Royal Marines Spouse and X-Forces Beneficiary Olivia Smith was announced as the winner of the Start Up Loans Company Start Up of the Year Award on […]
December 14, 2017

X-Forces CEO Ren Kapur MBE Chairs Women 100 Panel to Celebrate 100 Years of Women in the Army

On Wednesday, 13th December 2017, X-Forces CEO and Founder Ren Kapur MBE brought together some of the country’s thought leaders, in partnership with the Royal Military […]
December 4, 2017

Royal Marines Spouse Launches New Luxury Pearl Jewellery Collection

In autumn 2017 Royal Marines military spouse Olivia Smith launched Olivia & Pearl, an accessible, luxury pearl jewellery brand and online retailer. Providing collectable, classic and […]
November 22, 2017

100th Wounded, Injured and Sick X-Forces and Help for Heroes Beneficiary Sets Up Two Businesses

British Army veteran Carl Marsh is the 100th X-Forces and Help for Heroes wounded, injured or sick entrepreneur with not only one but two enterprises – […]

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