On Wednesday night we brought together the inspiring stories of some of our 700+ entrepreneurs and deployed the skills of several others to make the night not only a success, but also a demonstration of the power of supply chain diversity!
Madeline from Madmade Cakes provided this fantastic cake! With a family history in the RAF, Madeline started her own business through her long-time love of baking. Having turned her love of baking into a business, Madeline has grown her list of clients over a number of years starting with her own family and friends expanding to the point where she has had to expand into a business to keep up with demand.
Mark Dawson Photography
All of the great moments form our 3rd Anniversary at HMS President were captured by Mark Dawson Photography.
Following a career in the Army as a Combat Medic, Mark discovered an equal passion to help people through photography but lacked the means to make his own business from his talent. X-Forces supported Mark to buy essential equipment through Start Up Loans.
Mark’s portfolio and client base is growing quickly, and since launching the business he has photographed weddings, commercial modelling, celebrity events and Royalty. Mark’s passion to support the Armed Forces community has lead him to work with Walking With The Wounded and Help for Heroes.
Chris, a Freelance Video Editor and Digital Marketer, runs his own video production/digital marketing company, Brainbond. He recorded our speakers on Wednesday with the impressive backdrop of Tower Bridge.
Chris has expanded from producing promotional corporate videos and social media to a wide variety of services for clients and industries. In particular he specialises in video content such as filming, interviews, and post production as well as support for website design and social media consultancy.
Chris is the son of helicopter pilot who served for 16 years in the Royal Navy and 13 years in the RAF. He set up his business with support from X-Forces and Start Up Loans
Our VIP speaker, Lord Young, travelled with XF Business, Heroes Cars.
Ali started his business with a close friend and former soldier as his business partner. It’s aim was to offer employment opportunities to only those individuals who were previously employed by the Ministry of Defence; either in the Forces or administration roles.
Built as a premium private car hire company, Heroes Cars is built around core military precisions: integrity, loyalty, trust and discipline. Heroes Cars aims to help ex-forces personnel with their transitional transformation back into civilian life and to teach them new skills.