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September 5, 2019
injury business

Independence after injury: meet the Navy veteran that turned his hobby into a business

Russ Kirby’s left arm was paralysed in a motorbike accident in 1981, which forced him to leave the Royal Navy.  Now 58, after 33 years in […]
June 13, 2019

Meet the Digital Consultant with an Innovative Café Car

Self-employment gives the freedom to blend very different businesses into your working day, as ex-military Joe Poole is proving with his new café car.   Joe […]
May 30, 2019
Pet Product with Love

Meet the Young Entrepreneur Handcrafting Pet Products with Love

Madeleine Curry, from Cheshire, believes that what you put into your pet’s body should not only be tasty to them but also healthy, natural and nutritious.  […]
February 8, 2019
Sight Loss is no Barrier for Ex-Navy Precision Engineer - X-Forces Enterprise

No Barriers for Ex-Navy Precision Engineer

Icarus Originals:  Designed with heroes to be worn by legends.   Alan Lock, from Shrewsbury, lost his eyesight while serving in the Royal Navy.  As a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 7, 2018

Ex-Wren Elizabeth talks about her journey from one Reiki session to her own holistic venture

Elizabeth, an ex-Wren, left the service in 1990 to start a family. Almost thirty years later she now has six children and two grandchildren! I absolutely […]
November 8, 2017

Navy Spouse Gemma Talks About Her ‘Cheeky’ Business Venture

With her husband on deployment with the Royal Navy for four and a half months, Gemma Davis-Birch is running a one woman show at her business […]
August 8, 2016

Royal Navy Veteran builds a K9 paradise

Former Leading Hand Brian Downham, 60, left the Forces after completing 22 years’ service in the Royal Navy, and he has now built his own business, […]
March 8, 2016

X-Forces start up launches ale house

Lee Cook, a retired Royal Marine from Liverpool, is happy to be opening up his own business “The Ale House” having recently secured £25, 000 in […]