Monday, 5 September 2016

Forces Enterprise Network Hub

Forces Enterprise Network Hub
Thursday 23rd August 2016
New Careers and Enterprise company for Armed Forces Community
The Forces Enterprise Network, Recruit for Spouses and Evolution Forces Families have announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company ‘Forces Enterprise Network Hub’ a fully integrated organisation which aims to transform the provision of careers and business support for the ‘whole’ Armed Forces Community.
FEN Hub exists to provide members of our Armed Forces community with the skills, resources and practical tools needed to be successful in whatever route to employment they choose, either by starting and maintaining a business or securing employment.

We bring our passion for business, experience in recruitment, knowledge of financial services and expertise in delivering training programmes and business networking to our defence community, and together we are making a difference in the lives of tri-service members, veterans, reservists, spouses and their families.
Christine Dedman, Director at Forces Enterprise Network says: “Our newly established organisation is a natural fit, together we can provide extended services to the whole Armed Forces community drawing on our individual strengths and in-depth understanding of the defence community in which we operate.”
Through our combined experience we have created a social enterprise designed specifically to meet the needs of our Armed Forces personnel, their spouses, veterans and reservists. We aim to offer a comprehensive support utilising our combined connections. Our partnership unites our individual members and works in response to the changing shift in employment options, MoD and government policy to support further the choices and support available in employment and self-employment to the Armed Forces community.
Heledd Kendrick, CEO at Recruit for Spouses says: “Recruit for Spouses believes that no military spouse should have their career subjugated because of their attachment to the Armed Forces.”
FEN Hub offers extended member services via online business support, downloadable guides on a range of employment and self-employment topics, mentoring, seminars and representation. A network of business support hubs across the UK’s MoD bases, British Forces Germany, Belgium and Cyprus has strengthened the outreach FEN Hub can provide to our members in their local communities and encourages peer supervision, creating a unique business network of entrepreneurs from a previously undervalued, high-quality resource of professionals from our Armed Forces Community.
Nadine Monks, Director at Evolution Forces Families says: “EFF’s mission statement is to improve the financial outcomes and futures of the military community through the services we offer. As part of this we recognise that a second income or aspirations beyond a service career can be integral to the planning of this. We are delighted to be part of this uniquely holistic approach to addressing these needs.”
For further information please contact:
T. 0330 0240 172
Notes to editors
About Forces Enterprise Network
* The Forces Enterprise Network provides bespoke business solutions and representation for members of the Armed Forces community.
* Dedicated online resource for the Armed Forces Community to access business training, seminars, mentoring and advice.
* Access to a global network of business support hubs
* Fully integrated, business solutions agency managed and delivered by members of the Armed Forces community.
About Recruit for Spouses
* Recruit for Spouses is a multi-award winning social enterprise which exists to help military spouses into work by bridging the military and business communities, altering the way military spouses live and work and enabling a second income.
* They shape the way modern businesses source and retain quality employees and are changing the perception of Forces’ spouses as a transient work force.
* Recruit for Spouses help all spouses, serving and ex tri-service with retaining the career they want through CV help, mentoring and coaching.
About Evolution Forces Families
* Evolution Forces Families combine both their professional knowledge and personal experiences to offer specialist financial advice to the Armed forces community on a wide range of products and services.
* Their services include information blogs, downloads, workshops, drop in clinics and traditional financial advice and planning tools.
* All of EFF’s growing team are recruited from within the armed forces community to ensure that they have the same values and unique understanding of the lifestyle.