Helping you Be the Best in Business


X-Forces works with Service leavers, veterans, spouses, families, reservists and cadets who are considering self-employment. Through workshops, business planning support, training programmes, access to start-up funding, and networking opportunities we can support businesses to launch and develop.

Michael Fallon, UK Secretary of State for Defence, stated:

"The X-Forces scheme is a fantastic programme which provides valuable business and employment support for ex-Service personnel. The skills that Service personnel can bring to business are a great asset to the UK and it is important that they have every chance to start their own firm; or to contribute to the growth of existing firms.

Initiatives like X-Forces celebrate and help grow our national entrepreneurial spirit, which will play a crucial role in driving our return to long-term economic growth".

Key Facts

  • As of Oct. 2015 X-Forces has supported over 450 businesses
  • A falconry, gift shop, mead producer, florist, and the first micro pub in Scotland are just a few of the Scottish businesses launched with X-Forces
  • Supporting the Armed Forces Community since 2013

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