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Business ownership is providing fulfilling and successful careers, could it work for you?

X-Forces' complete business support service is available to service-leavers, veterans, military spouses, reservists and cadets (over 18). The advisory service is free to the entrepreneur and, as an official partner of the government’s Start Up Loans Company, X-Forces facilitates seed funding to enable the new businesses to launch.

Events & Courses

X-Forces is the appointed Business Enterprise Trainer for the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).
CTP accredited training courses, delivered by X-Forces, are open to resettling personnel.

Non-serving individuals including veterans, spouses and dependants can access free 'taster' and training events delivered at locations around the UK by X-Forces.

First Steps

If you'd like to find out if business ownership could be right for you;
Attend one of X-Forces' taster events listed here or search for the Self Employment Awareness workshop on the CTP website.

If you already have a business idea and would like to get started;
Register with X-Forces at and click 'Apply Now'

If you represent a big business, and would like to support X-Forces start-ups with sponsorship, mentoring or a product/service;
Please get in touch with X-Forces by email

Case Study

“From the start, X-Forces showed a strong belief in me as an ex-service entrepreneur, and understood our drive and determination to succeed.”

Rosie Phelps, ex-RAF

Former RAF officer, Rosie Phelps, and her sister, Catherine Dodd, received support from X-Forces for their innovative range of children's cutlery. Doddl combines Rosie’s business acumen with Cat’s creativity and, after a two-year journey through research, design, manufacturing and crowdfunding, the strikingly different products hit the market in 2016.

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