October 31, 2019
X-Forces Podcasts

X-Forces Enterprise Military in Business® Podcast and Vlog Series are now LIVE!!!

As the leading organisation in the UK supporting the military into enterprise, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) equips service-leavers and members of the military community with business skills […]
September 19, 2019

Supporting Spouses and Forces Families through Enterprise

“Some of the most inspirational women I have met through XFE have been military spouses; women more than capable of balancing their family life with building […]
September 3, 2019
Minister for Defence People and Veterans

Minister for Defence People and Veterans supports the Soldiering On Awards

In his first public event, the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer MP, attended the Soldiering On Awards launch adding his support for nominations […]
July 30, 2019
MoD Employment Forum

“Skilling the Nation Through the Armed Forces Community”

MoD Employment Forum – alongside the Invictus UK Trials Sheffield 23rd July 2019   I was delighted that X-Forces Enterprise were asked to represent self-employment at […]
July 4, 2019
Cadets Graduation Ren Kapur

Enterprise For Life® – Cadets Graduation at London Stock Exchange

2nd July saw an important milestone in my lifelong commitment to help young people develop enterprise skills.   17 pioneering Army cadets from around the UK […]
June 28, 2019

What could Microfinancing look like for the Armed Forces community?

The Birth of Microfinancing The concept of microfinancing existed prior to the invention of money. The idea was simple: a small trade of something I need […]
June 27, 2019

A Force For Business – service leavers and small business – Policy report by FSB and XFE

As FSB Armed Forces Champion for Small Business I am delighted that X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) has been able to share our insight as the UK’s largest […]
June 26, 2019
Reserves Day

Ren Kapur MBE: Why I’m proud to be a Reservist

What is Reserves Day? The 26th June marks Reserves Day in the UK and as a Lt. Col in the Reserves I am proud to be […]
June 25, 2019
Armed Forces Community

Women in the Armed Forces Community

Enterprise for military spouses We’ve come a long way since women were called up as much needed back-up support during war time, to now forming an […]
June 24, 2019
Armed Forces Week

Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnics – BAME – in the Armed Forces

This Armed Forces week I will be sharing my thoughts in an action-packed week dedicated to the community I love and have felt a special affinity […]
June 21, 2019
2020 Soldiering On Awards Nominations Process

Who do you know that deserves an Award?

A message from Ren Kapur MBE, Founder and CEO, X-Forces Enterprise, and Co-chair of Soldiering On Awards… On 29th June, we’ll be celebrating Armed Forces Day […]
June 20, 2019

Boost Your Business this Armed Forces Day

To mark this year’s Armed Forces Day, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) has partnered with Facebook to provide a day of learning, inspiration and networking. The event, entitled […]
June 20, 2019

Supporting the locals, millions of miles away!

The Afghan Rug Shop is a local small business based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, which extends its support for the local community all the way […]
June 20, 2019
Thoughtify

Why Mental Health Matters & How Businesses Can Help?

“I know how debilitating mental illness can be. It ruined my career and changed my life.” Tom Fox, Director of Thoughtify Ltd.   Tom initially approached […]
June 18, 2019
Pilot Cadet Programme

Pilot Cadet Programme Proves Great Success

The first X-Forces workshop aimed at Cadet Forces has taken place over the weekend of 22-24 March 2019 in Greenwich. 17 cadets from the Greater London […]
April 15, 2019
2019 SOA Awards Night

12 Months of Opportunity for 2019 SOA Winners

After the record-breaking Soldiering On Awards (SOA) night, recognising 62 amazing Finalists, I am delighted to share the Awards Highlights and Individual Videos created to record […]
April 5, 2019

Soldiering On Awards Winners Announced

Now in its 9th year, the Soldiering On Awards recognise many truly inspirational people and teams; highlighting the outstanding achievements of current and former service men and women, their […]
March 14, 2019
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Carol Vorderman to host 2019 Soldiering On Awards

We are delighted to announce that television personality and military supporter Carol Vorderman MBE will be presenting the 2019 Soldiering On Awards ceremony on 5th April.   […]
February 17, 2019

Meet the Soldering On Awards Finalists: Business of the Year – Community Impact Award

Business of the Year – Community Impact Award The Business of the Year Community Impact category is in recognition of a business that was started up […]
February 17, 2019

Meet the Soldering On Awards Finalists: Business of the Year – Start Up

Business of the Year – Start Up Award The Business of the Year category is in recognition of a new business that was started by an […]
February 13, 2019

Meet the Soldering On Awards Finalists: Business of the Year – Scale Up Award – Sponsored by London Stock Exchange Group

Business of the Year – Scale Up Award The Business of the Year Scale Up category is in recognition of a business that was started by […]
January 30, 2019

#Veganuary: Turning your passions & beliefs into your business

Starting young! A key reason why many people choose to start their own business is because they have a passion for something and want to share […]
January 27, 2019

How having a mentor can help your business

Why use a mentor? 93% of SME’s acknowledge that mentoring can help their business to succeed (Nationalmentoringday.org) and 94% of SME’s relying upon external support have […]
January 14, 2019

Helping you secure funding for your startup

You have a great business idea, you have the passion and determination required to make the business work and you’ve done your research. Now all you […]
January 9, 2019

Soldiering On Awards Finalists Announced including 3 Business of the Year categories

The Soldiering On Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country, and the diverse people and groups who work together in support […]
January 6, 2019

New Year New Career

A new year often brings with it an opportunity for reflection upon the year which has just passed, and the possibility to plan for the year […]
December 18, 2018

CEO’s End of Year Message

CEO’S END OF YEAR MESSAGE Ren Kapur MBE – CEO, X-Forces Enterprise           Partners, beneficiaries, associates and team members; As we near […]
December 13, 2018

Good things come in 3s!

We are very proud to announce that #XFsuccess children’s cutlery business Doddl, run by former RAF Intelligence Officer Rosie Phelps-Goggin, her sister Catherine Dodd & Director […]
December 9, 2018

XFE & NatWest Military Widows programme wins at the Financial Innovation Awards!

I am delighted to announce that the ‘Empowering Armed Forces Widows Through Enterprise’ Programme run by X-Forces Enterprise and hosted by NatWest was a finalist at […]
December 4, 2018

Keeping the Small Business Saturday momentum going!

The 1st December marked the 6th Small Business Saturday, encouraging shoppers to support small businesses, particularly during the festive period. At X-Forces Enterprise we have seen […]
December 1, 2018

Ren Kapur featured in HELLO magazine feature on inspirational women

Ren Kapur, Founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise has been featured in HELLO magazine  as part of a special feature on inspirational women. The video, as […]
November 20, 2018

Opinion Piece: Brexit and the small business skills shortage

As said by FSB Chairman, Mike Cherry: ‘More than one in three small firms now say lack of access to the right skills is holding back […]
November 15, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 – Gosport Enterprise Fair

In celebration of Global Enterprise Week and following the success of our first Gosport Armed Forces Enterprise Fair in 2016 hosted by MP Caroline Dinenage, X-Forces […]
November 10, 2018

First Widows Programme Hailed an Overwhelming Success

The first ‘Empowering Armed Forces Widows Through Enterprise’ programme run by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), which took place in London this summer, has been hailed an overwhelming […]
November 10, 2018

HELLO Highlights XFE Founder in ‘A Year of Love’ Campaign

The work of X-Forces Enterprise’s CEO and founder, Ren Kapur MBE, has been recognised by HELLO! in their ‘A Year of Love’ presentation, in partnership with […]
November 9, 2018

Remembrance Day: 100 years. Thank you for your service

The First World War had an impact on every person in every town and village in the UK. One hundred years later we commemorate and remember […]
November 8, 2018

Celebrating Diversity Part 2: Inspiration and Inclusion

“Diversity may be the term that identifies our distinguishing features, but inclusion is what will truly bring us together. Diversity may get you a seat at […]
October 31, 2018

Key benefits for small businesses from the #Budget2018

Key benefits for small businesses from the #Budget2018: Start Up Loans scheme extended till 2021 so we can support even more entrepreneurs with start up funding […]
October 30, 2018

Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity

Black History Month celebrates the progress and achievements made by BAME communities. I was honoured to participate in two Black History Month events: the Army BAME […]
October 28, 2018

Celebrating the WIS community! #InvictusGames #SagePower50 #DisabilityConfidentCommitment

What a fantastic year it has been for the Invictus Games in Sydney celebrating our talented WIS warrior sportsmen. 17 medals for Team UK so far…Wow! […]
October 16, 2018

New research highlights challenges Veterans face in becoming self-employed

A new report, ‘Self-employment and the Armed Forces Community’, has revealed the barriers ex-Service personnel face in becoming self-employed after leaving the Armed Forces. Research conducted […]
October 16, 2018

#5yearsofXFE – X-Forces Enterprise 5th Anniversary

It seems like just yesterday I met with Rt.Hon the Lord Young of Grantham to discuss the creation of X-Forces Enterprise to support members of the […]
September 25, 2018

Judge’s View, Ren Kapur MBE: What do judges look for in a nomination?

I am delighted to be a judge for the Soldiering On Awards. It is humbling to read about the outstanding endeavors and achievements of those who […]
September 23, 2018

Catching up with the Soldering On Awards Business of the Year 2018 Winners

The Soldiering on Awards 2018 were a particularly proud moment for X-Forces Enterprise as three award-winning businesses were ones we supported. This year, X-Forces Enterprise Founder […]
September 13, 2018

5 reasons why you should enter your startup into award ceremonies?

Being nominated for an award is an incredibly rewarding feeling. Not only are awards a recognition of the hard work you’ve put into building your business, […]
September 7, 2018

The X-Forces Enterprise and Soldiering On Awards is now part of the X-Forces Enterprise: Launch Event

This month we proudly announced Soldiering On Awards is now part of the X-Forces Enterprise at our nominations launch event on the 4th September at the […]
August 12, 2018
Lord Ashcroft Business School

Ren Kapur MBE Appointed Visiting Fellow at Lord Ashcroft International Business School

London July 2018. Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), has been appointed Visiting Fellow at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School at […]
June 27, 2018
Ren Kapur MBE

Why ex-Armed Forces personnel make great business people

May 11, 2018
Craig Dignam Aka ‘Diggers’ charity walk

Supporting Craig Dignam Aka ‘Diggers’ On His Greatest Walking Challenge Yet!

April 24, 2018
Soldiering On Awards 2018 – A Night of Recognition and Celebrations

Soldiering On Awards 2018 – A Night of Recognition and Celebrations

April 11, 2018

Building on Our Strengths, Stepping Stones for Success within the XFE Community

March 15, 2018
X-Forces Enterprise and the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund

X-Forces Enterprise and the Forces Pension Society Charitable Fund Launch Initiative to Empower Armed Forces Widows and Dependants

February 14, 2018
Soldiering On Awards 2018

A Spectacular Evening Celebrating Soldering On Awards 2018 Finalists

On Thursday 8 February 2018, X-Forces Enterprise and Soldering On Awards proudly hosted nearly 200 guests, including 40 finalists, at the Soldering On Awards Finalists Drinks […]
January 11, 2018
SOA awards finalists

Announcing the 2018 Soldering On Awards Finalists

As CEO of X-Forces and proud partners of the 2018 Soldering On Awards (SOA), we are delighted to announce this year’s finalists. I am equally proud to […]
December 20, 2017
X-Forces Enteprise Soldiering On Awards

2017 – A Milestone Year of XF Businesses Successes, Awards and Great Partnerships

December 14, 2017
Celebrating 100 years fo women in the army

X-Forces CEO Ren Kapur MBE Chairs Women 100 Panel

Celebrating 100 Years of Women in the Army On Wednesday, 13th December 2017, in partnership with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS),  I brought together some of […]
October 16, 2017
X-Forces military entrepreneurs

Celebrations for X-Forces as we help more than 1,000 Military Entrepreneurs over 4 years!

X-Forces was in a celebratory mood on Tuesday night when together with our Patron Lord Young, we celebrated our 4th Anniversary with guests and military entrepreneurs […]
October 9, 2017
HRH Prince Harry awards XFE the ERS Gold award

X-Forces Receives Gold Award from HRH Prince Harry!

Tonight X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) are honoured to receive the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from HRH Prince Harry and Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael […]
October 4, 2017
North East Armed Forces businesses

Richard Tucker MBE Celebrates the North East Armed Forces Community

September 20, 2017
Lord Young, Ren Kapur with X-Forces supporters

X-Forces Enterprise Patron Hosts Key Supporters

Last night we were honoured to be hosted by X-Forces’ Patron Lord Young of Graffham, at a dinner for a select group of X-Forces closest supporters. […]
September 19, 2017
Armed Forces

Why are Members of the Armed Forces Successful Entrepreneurs?

Resilience, ambition, leadership, persistence, teamwork, organization, courage – all words that come to mind when thinking of our armed forces. The brave men and women who […]
September 13, 2017
Defence People and Veterans

X-Forces CEO Meets Minister for Defence People and Veterans

Collaboration in the Armed Forces Community On Monday, September 11,  X-Force’s CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, joined the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood for a […]
August 8, 2017
XFE Employer recognition Gold Award winners

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

We are delighted that X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) has been recognised as one of a handful of organisations to receive the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award […]
July 11, 2017
X-Forces beneficiary, Lee Harris-Hamer

X-Forces reaches milestone: 1,000 small military businesses supported!

X-Forces is proud to announce that it has officially broken another glass ceiling, having supported 1,000 entrepreneurs, and lent over £9M in seed capital to help […]
June 27, 2017
X-Forces CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP and Tal Lambert MBE, Chairman

Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, Earl Howe, and Lord Dannatt support Soldiering On Awards

The launch of the 2018 Soldiering on Awards, took place at the Ministry of Defence on Thursday 15 June 2017. The event was sponsored by Thales, and […]
March 28, 2017
X-Forces Enteprise Soldiering On Awards

Soldiering On Awards 2017: National Recognition for the Armed Forces Community

This recognition from the Soldiering On Awards means a huge amount to the X-Forces Team and most importantly the X-Forces Businesses who are at the heart […]
January 27, 2017

Renewing our pledges to support the Armed Forces community

Last week we renewed our pledges to support the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Since our launch in 2013 X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) […]