Military in Business Networking – Thursday 9 November 2023

Are you a business owner with a military connection?
Do not miss our Military in Business® virtual event on Thursday 9 November, where you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of top-notch networking with fellow business owners from the military community…alongside a healthy dose of banter!

The session will be hosted by:

XFE Yorkshire and Humber Ambassador, James Wilthew.
RAF Veteran James Wilthew owns and operates The Afghan Rug Shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire – the only shop purely selling fairtrade Afghan rugs and products outside Afghanistan – anywhere in the world. Of the four operational campaigns, James took part in, one was a 6-month tour of Northern Afghanistan in 2003 as part of the UK Provincial Reconstruction Team. It was here that his fascination for rugs started and where he founded a friendship that was reignited 12 years later.

XFE Mentoring & Knowledge Manager, Dax Gearing
Dax brings over 24 years of military experience to X-Forces having served within the Royal Artillery. Prior to joining us, Dax worked across various sectors including procurement, logistics and facilities management. Dax has run his own businesses and now applies his experience as our Mentoring and Knowledge Manager, helping businesses get the support required to push them forward.

Join us on 9 November to:
· Make connections and expand your network.
· Take part in discussions with like-minded individuals.
· Better understand the current climate through the experiences of others.
· Gain and share knowledge with other members of the Armed Forces business community, and partner organisations who support enterprise.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to combine business with socialising in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Do I need to prepare anything?
If you have not already done so, please first sign up to the XFE Knowledge Exchange Hub here. This will give you exclusive and confidential access to business information, free events and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange within the network.

The XFE Military in Business® Network is supported by The Royal British Legion.

Spaces are limited, so book your place now here:

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