A SOCIAL enterprise which helps members of the Armed Forces community start their own businesses has set up its first regional base outside London in the North-East. 

X-Forces was established to help military veterans and the wider forces’ community to become entrepreneurs.

Launched by Lord Young in July 2013, X-Forces has the backing of several high profile sponsors, including CISCO and Barclays, and offers support from planning and advice to mentoring and funding. 

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From its new hub in Newcastle the organisation will offer free support to service-leavers, veterans, reservists and their spouses. 

X-Forces will be running its first workshop, which considers how to take the first steps into entrepreneurship, on Tuesday April 29 at The Beacon, Westgate Road. 

To register email info@x-forces.com or call 0207 811 3237.