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Life after the Forces: Starting your own business event

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Life after the Forces: Starting your own business event
Have you considered starting your own business upon leaving the forces? The British Library’s Business & IP Centre is hosting ‘From Battlefield to Business’, an event which aims to showcase the achievements of inspiring entrepreneurs who successfully started their own businesses after leaving the Armed Forces.

The event is run by a partnership between the British Library’s Business & IP Centre and a number of Service charities: Heropreneurs, ABF The Soldiers Charity, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

Speakers at the event will include William Kendall , the founder of the Covent Garden Soup Company who went on to buy Green & Blacks chocolate, Peter Fitchett who started his own successful waste disposal company ‘Absolute Rubbish’, Ben Brabyn founder of Bmycharity, an online fundraising service and Sarah-Jane Hill, who transformed her talent for creating bespoke jewellery into an online company, Bish Bosh Becca.

The event aims demonstrate how starting a business can also be a viable option for Service leavers. The guest speakers will tell their stories, and spokespeople will also be on hand to explain how services like the Business & IP Centre can provide support to those wishing to start their own businesses, from helping to develop an idea to transforming it into a flourishing enterprise.

The event takes place on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 at the British Library Conference Centre, 6.15 - 9.00pm.

If you’re thinking about transferring your skills into your own business, this could be the event to get you started!

For further information and to book your place, click here to redirect to the British Library’s website.