Supporting the Unsung Hero Programme

Supporting the Unsung Hero is an award-winning business start-up programme delivered by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce (Defence Gold Employer Rocognition Scheme Award Holders)

Our delegate network is unique, comprised completely of entrepreneurs from the Armed Forces Community. Now in our eighth year, this FREE business training course and mentoring programme has been in high demand from Armed Forces Families, Veterans and Reservists to help them realise their ambition to start-up and develop a business.

Supporting the Unsung Hero comprises of three stages of support, First Stage 1, our Introduction to business webinar, followed by Stage 2, our four- day business training course delivered online and face to face at MOD bases (subject to current government guidance) and then bringing it all together with Stage 3 ten month's individual mentoring. The course and mentoring programme is FREE to members of the UK Armed Forces and has continued to grow in popularity having already been attended by more than 1000 delegates at MOD bases in the UK and overseas

So, if you are considering starting up in business or wish to learn more about self-employment register for your FREE place and join a unique and friendly business community. 

Take a look at our overview video:

“We have come a long way since our first cohort in 2013 run from the University of Wolverhampton. To date we have delivered more than 56 Cohorts throughout the UK at MOD bases from Scotland to Portsmouth and overseas in British Forces Germany, Belgium, Gibraltar, Naples and Cyprus. It is overwhelming to see that we have been able to positively influence more than 1000 Armed Forces families who have gone on to start their business journey, with many now entering their third and fifth year of trading.” 

Sarah Walker, SUH Project Manager and Armed Forces Champion

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