Virtual reality

Business owner Amanda Johnson believes her service in the Royal Navy coupled with being an Army spouse gave her the skills, qualities and inspiration she needed to run her own successful company – and now she’s...

Keeping work ready

THERE IS no contract to sign and no extra clause in the wedding vows but when you become an Army spouse or partner do you have to accept that your career will take a backseat?, writes Jill Misson. Living with ...

Created for keeps

Rachel Day and Merry Whitaker are friends, mothers and former serving soldiers who are married to military personnel. Their company, LoveKeepCreate (lovekeepcreate.co.uk), began as a kitchen table business and ...

Powering up

AFF has teamed up with workforce expert Manpower to give Army families in the Salisbury Plain area the chance to access free-of-charge employability advice and support. We attended one of the sessions to find o...

Covenant case study

Organisation: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Case study: Laura (pictured below) Summary Being a military spouse can make finding and keeping employment difficult. The hours you’re available t...

Enterprising spouses in spotlight at AFF roadshow

CATTERICK Leisure Centre was a hub of activity when AFF’s employment fair took place on 15 November. From cakes to cards, scarves to sports massage – spouses' businesses were out in force to show off their ware...