Partnering with Government
Power of Three
To effectively support the Armed Forces community in business, X-Forces Enterprise has brought together key players from the government, charity and corporate sectors.
Each of these stakeholders play a crucial role on an individual’s journey through enterprise learning, development and ongoing support for sustainability.
Healthy small businesses boost UK PLC across government departments, from Health to the Treasury. For every £1 investment supported through the Start Up Loans scheme, there is a £3 return to the UK economy.
X-Forces Enterprise is a fantastic programme. 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 Enterprise celebrate and help to grow our national entrepreneurial spirit, which will play a crucial role in driving our return to long-term economic growth.
Ministry of Defence
X-Forces Enterprise works closely with the Ministry of Defence to both support Service Leavers and their families, whilst also bridging the gap between the MOD and big business. X-Forces Enterprise is the official training provider for self-employment, the MOD’s Career Transition Partnership with Right Management. X-Forces Enterprise is an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and works closely with Defence Relationship Management (DRM).
X-Forces Enterprise and the Career Transition Partnership
Since November 2015 X-Forces Enterprise has been the Official Business Enterprise Trainer for the MOD through the Career Transition Partnership.
XFE delivers Self-Employment Awareness and Enterprise training to Service Leavers across the United Kingdom.
Self-Employment Awareness workshops are complimented by a 2-day Enterprise and Self-Employment Course that goes into more granular detail, preparing Service Leavers for their business start-up journey when they leave the Forces.
Department of Work and Pensions
The links between X-Forces Enterprise and DWP are strong, both as referral partners and for knowledge exchange. X-Forces Enterprise works with the Department’s Armed Forces Partnership Manager to ensure that XFE provision is disseminated throughout the UK through the Job Centres. This relationship also means XFE has up to date access to the latest policy and legislation that may impact beneficiaries entering self-employment.
The Office of Veterans' Affairs at The Cabinet Office
X-Forces Enterprise champions with the OVA dialogue, knowledge exchange and putting forward ideas for our cohort of businesses as they expand from start-up to scale-up. For example, a majority of our businesses are now starting to employ staff, expand their premises and take on large clients. Through XFE management and support, we aim to work closely with the Cabinet Office and OVA initiatives to ensure that provision from start-up and to scale-up is more efficient for the UK economy.
British Business Bank
Start Up Loans is a Government-funded scheme which provides fixed-interest loans and mentoring support to aspiring business owners from across the UK who might be struggling to access other forms of finance. The scheme supports employment, enables economic growth, and has a transformational impact on the lives of thousands of people.