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Veteran Carl Marsh sets up his own businesses

An Army veteran from South Wales has set up two businesses after being the 100th wounded, injured and sick veteran to attend a self-employment course funded by Help for Heroes.

Carl Marsh, of Llantwit Major, South Wales has launched a celebrity interview website and a swimming instruction business thanks to support from the military charity.

He left the Army in 2010 after 12 years of service and one tour in Northern Ireland before he suffered a spinal injury and seven other health related issues which lead to him being medically discharged.

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Army spouses to be the focus for new AFF employment project

The Army Families Federation is delighted to announce a new Employment Research project in partnership with the Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick.

After a competitive tender process, the charity has chosen Warwick to conduct research into the real and perceived barriers to employment for Army families. This highly regarded institution will be conducting surveys and interviews with Army spouses and key stakeholders to find out more about the support needed to assist military families into fulfilling careers.

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4th December – X-Forces – Empowering through Enterprise Course for Military Spouses, Female Veterans & Reservists (Ludgershall, Wiltshire)

MILITARY SPOUSES thinking of starting a business, @OfficialXForces have a FREE course for you which will allow you to take the first steps, learning about the pros and cons of self-employment, alongside other likeminded and enthusiastic women.

Are you a military spouse, female veteran or female reservist and would like to learn what it takes to set up and run a business?

X-Forces have created a bespoke enterprise and self employment programme for women in the Tidworth and Salisbury area.

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11th December – X-Forces – Self-Employment Discovery Workshop: London

Linked to the Armed Forces community and thinking of starting your own business? @OfficialXForces are holding a Self-Employment Discovery Workshop in London on 11 December to help you determine if self-employment is right for you.

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment.

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8th November – Heropreneurs Google upskill event

Heropreneurs is a charity that inspires, networks and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs from the armed forces community.

Heropreneurs has teamed up with Google to offer attendees an Introduction to Digital Advertising: You will learn how to set up online advertising campaigns, while increasing your business’s visibility and engagement with customers across digital and social platforms.

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25th October – Self Employment Discovery: Southampton

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

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16th – 17th November – Business Start Up Skills Course: London

Our two-day Business Start Up Skills course expands on the content from our Self Employment Discovery workshop. This course provides veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets from all services, who intend to start up their own businesses, specific training to enable them to launch and sustain it. This course contains a mixture of down to earth, practical advice and essential application tools to start a successful business.

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Secretary of State for Defence announces X-Forces Gold Award Winners

The ministry of defence recently announced the new winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards, its highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.

We are delighted to have been recognised for our support for the Armed Forces Community and are humbled to be in the company of this year’s award winners!

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Armed Forces Organisations Join Forces to Celebrate the Best in Business!

In 2016, RAF veteran Steve arrived for the first day of a Business Experience programme hoping to turn his part-time massage work into a business he could be proud of, Steve lost his vision in 2004.

Steve defines the character and values of our Armed Forces, he has never given up and has completed 10 triathlons since accepting his sight loss. He has never lost his entrepreneurial motivation and he was determined to become self-sufficient again professionally as well as physically.

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