The Enterprise Network is proud to offer support for military spouses, partners, ex-servicemen and those leaving service.

BYOB (Be Your Own Boss – we know you love your acronyms!) is one of the top ten choices for military leavers looking for new careers. With the area’s strong ties to the armed forces, we are keen to help military personnel and their partners on their path to entrepreneurship.

You might be looking to:

  • Start a business – on your own or with friends
  • Earn money from a hobby or creative talent
  • Go self-employed or freelance
  • Resurrect your career – but with you in charge

TEN provides free, impartial, business start-up support and advice for your business project, including where to access grants or other funding. We also offer low-cost office space in several Enterprise Centres including Castledown Enterprise centre is just two miles from Tidworth in the Salisbury Plain.

Contact The Enterprise Network today to see how we can help you get your business off the ground.

Military Entrepreneurship Connections

Supporting Female Military Entrepreneurship

As part of their drive to promote female entrepreneurship and involvement with business, the Enterprise Network is particularly pleased to support female military personnel and their partners and dependents who want to launch or develop a business. Please see the Women in Business page.

Pride in Our Military Connections

“We’re proud to be a military county and we recognise the economic value of having service personnel living and working in Wiltshire.”

Jane Scott, Leader of Wiltshire Council, speaking about the TEN BYOB initiative

Support for TEN from Military and Government

The Enterprise Network initiative is led by Wiltshire Council supported by a range of organisations including the Military Civilian Integration Partnership and 1st Artillery Brigade & South West 1st Artillery Brigade & South West (formerly 43 Wessex Brigade)

Funders include Wiltshire Council, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Government Equalities Office and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).