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August 28, 2019

From education to enterprise: Meet the military spouse changing science kits for kids

Military spouse and teacher Michelle Williams understood that all parents want to see their child have opportunities to be happy and successful, and applied her knowledge […]
August 21, 2019
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From barracks to bistro: meet the Army veteran’s spouse at the helm of a thriving family business

The British picnic is a national passion, but one ex-military couple have taken it one step further in their bistro in Tidworth. At Pothead and Panface, […]
May 21, 2019
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Meet the Military Spouse Creating Festivals with Fizz

Esther Wright, an RAF spouse from Shropshire, has spent 17 years working in event management and set up her new business to create the sort of […]
April 23, 2019
Forces Wives Challenge

Teamwork with a purpose: Uniting the Forces community through adventure and challenge

On 8th March 2019, in harsh conditions, a group of military wives summited the world’s highest volcano, Ojos del Salado, standing at 6893m in Chile.  This […]
April 16, 2019
Become a Parentpreneur

Could you be a ‘Parentpreneur’?

Being an entrepreneur is becoming an increasingly popular career choice for parents who are looking for a balance between a fulfilling career and being able to […]
March 26, 2019
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Flying through Franchise: Meet the military spouse getting ahead in HR

Jane Fryatt, from Wallingford in Oxfordshire, started her HR consultancy business face2faceHR in June 2018 in order to have a more flexible working life around her […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 19, 2018

Army Spouse sets up Online Support Platform for Forces Community

Natalie Trezise had spent enough time as a Services spouse – seeing families pack, move and settle down in new posts – to know that there […]
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 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 3, 2016

Military spouse launches business for animal lovers

Julie set up Present Purrfections in 2014 in a shop near her home in Fife. The aim was to create the ideal place to find the […]
July 11, 2016

BQ Live: Marching on with Gabby’s World

This week Business Quarter Live featured XF Business, Gabby’s World! Kerry-Ann, whose husband is serving in the Queen’s Royal Hussars, set up her own business after struggling […]
June 20, 2016

Like a duck to entrepreneurial water!

Raspreet, a former RAF spouse, first took her daughter, Jiya, to a Puddle Ducks class at 18 months old. She absolutely loved it from the moment she […]