Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Ex-Military Being Supported to Create More New Businesses

X-Forces, a social enterprise helping those leaving military to start their own businesses, has renewed support to the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, in the House of Lords.
Having helped to boost 750 businesses from the Armed Forces community since originally signing the Covenant in 2013, X-Forces scaled up their pledges today to go ‘beyond business as usual’ having found that, as well as offering loans and helping with business plans, they can offer support, opportunities and guidance to the Forces community.
Chief of Defence People Lieutenant General Richard Nugee said “this is just one example of the Armed Forces Covenant in action. X-Forces have gone above and beyond – as well as offering start-up loans and mentoring, they are supporting military charities and are encouraging large corporate organisations to do the same.”The government enshrined the Armed Forces Covenant in law as a promise from the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
X-Forces has helped the Armed Forces community set up businesses ranging from craft beers to sugar-free jam and theatre companies!
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