DO you want to achieve your ambition of starting your own business but lack the confidence, knowledge and resources?

The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a funded business start-up programme for Service dependants, offering support to start and maintain a business. The programme, called ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’ has been designed specifically for Armed Forces families equipping you with transferable skills and the ability to start a business regardless of your location.

Whether you want to go it alone or start a business with a couple of friends, this programme should provide you with the knowledge and reassurance you need to make your idea a reality. The ten-month programme consists of:

  • Introduction to business start-up
  • A four day business start-up course
  • Individual mentoring sessions with a business consultant
  • Group mentoring sessions with other service dependants led by a business consultant.

It’s been made possible with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant LIBOR Fund and offers a range of start dates designed to fit in with your requirements.

Find out more

The University will initially visit the HIVEs where you can find out more, ask questions and meet other Service dependants. The courses and group mentoring sessions will be delivered at the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre and to give you greater flexibility, individual mentoring sessions can be carried out via Skype, over the telephone or in person.

For further details, speak to your local HIVE at or contact Lianne Bradbury, the Armed Forces’ & Uniformed Services’ Co-ordinator at the University of Wolverhampton or visit

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