The X-Forces offering – with Lord Young, the former Prime Minister’s Advisor on Enterprise, as its patron – was endorsed in speeches by Lt Gen Richard Nugee, Chief of Defence People, “I salute X-Forces for the significant difference they have made for Service Leavers. They provide a service that ensures the very best in terms of development and ingenuity is brought to the fore from the best in society – service leavers!”.
The headline sponsors of the event, NatWest, expressed their ongoing support for the Armed Forces in Enterprise and X-Forces through Marcelino Castrillo, RBS Managing Director of Business Banking, “It’s a great honour for me to represent NatWest bank at this 3rd Anniversary of X-Forces. We’ve been strong supporters of the UK Armed Forces for many years and tonight I’m delighted to stand alongside Ren and her team as we celebrate the contribution that former servicemen and women are making to the world of business.
“Together with X-Forces we hope to support more and more people from a military background into Enterprise and enable them to continue their outstanding contribution to society. Thank you for all that you’ve done – and for all you will do in future.”
X-Forces were also delighted to host many of the charitiable organisations and individuals that have helped us to achieve so much in the last 3 years to support beneficiaries. We were proud to have 4 fantastic speakers representing our 700+ businesses alongside XF businesses providing the photography, video, cake and VIP cars.
X-Forces Chairman, Martin Wing said, “It is always inspiring to hear about some the business success stories through the X-Forces Community. There have been great product innovations come from the military in years gone by, and we believe their innovation can be the future of Enterprise. The Armed Forces bring innovators, be they entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, to the commercial world with a fine tuned set of skills and a value set from our Armed Forces that is revered across the world.”
Find out more about each of the businesses and their inspiring stories on Our Blog over the next few days!