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Greenwich Hospital Trust has helped grow our mentoring programme

Generous grant awarded by Greenwich Hospital Trust to Heropreneurs has helped grow, develop and promote our mentoring programme within the military community with reference to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

The Greenwich Hospital Trust awarded Heropreneurs a grant which has enabled the important work of our charity to continue. The partnership between the two organisations is a testament to a shared ambition, which is to support the military community to realise their full potential in life both during and after service.

Greenwich Hospital Trust has had a long history in supporting the Royal Navy, both serving members as well as those who have left the service. Their ambition to ‘enable all members of the Royal Naval family to realise their full potential in life both during and after service’ is one that is complementary to the ambitions of Heropreneurs.

Their generous donation has helped raise the Heropreneurs profile, particularly within the Naval community. It also means we have been able to provide more service leavers, or those thinking of leaving, with high quality advice, commercial guidance and to open up valuable networks to them. All of which make a huge difference when taking the leap in to self-employment and starting a business.

Ex Royal Marine, Mark Maycroft and CEO of SOKEN, joined the programme last year for some trusted guidance and support with his business.

Mark’s mentor on the programme, Ben Brabyn, comments, "I've been talking with Mark since early August 2021 and I'm inspired by his passion and energy. He is dedicated both to improving the health and wellbeing of his clients, and to producing an ambitious, category-leading service. Over the time we've been in touch, we've talked through the scope of the service, the processes for engaging clients and other key stakeholders, and some of the details of the pricing and business model. Mark is both visionary and pragmatic, and it's a pleasure to join him on the Soken journey."

Our charity relies heavily on generous support from funding organisations, charitable trusts and private donors who share a passion to encourage entrepreneurship, celebrate success and provide sustainable business growth throughout the UK.

The team at Heropreneurs are hugely grateful to have received this funding from The Greenwich Hospital Trust, allowing the charity to thrive and continue its important work.

Heropreneurs CEO, Becci Parriss BA, RCDP said: "We are enormously grateful to Greenwich Hospital for their continued recognition of the importance of the work we do with the UK military family. Without their generosity, we simply wouldn't be able to deliver our renowned mentoring programme and wider services, we can't thank Greenwich Hospital enough."

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