In a move that marks an exciting new era for the development of Heropreneurs, we are delighted to announce that Becci Parriss, previously the Employment and Engagement Manager for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, has been appointed as our CEO.
Becci brings a wealth of experience and new ideas to the charity, and with her heading up the Heropreneurs team we have a number of exciting plans underway to expand our activities and increase our offering for our community of military entrepreneurs even further.
Speaking about her appointment, Becci said:
"To say I’m delighted to be joining the Heropreneurs team is quite the understatement! This is an exciting time for this unique and dynamic charity, and it is my pleasure to take the reins and continue to develop what is an amazing opportunity for our service leavers and their families.
In the coming year, we will be assessing how we can best support our network, whilst continuing to share the wealth of experience and knowledge that we are so lucky to have in our Mentors with our ever-expanding community of Mentees. We are now looking to both our community and our wider network of supporters to share their ideas and feedback with us, in order to help us become the very best that we can be.”
Becci joins Heropreneurs following four years with RMA - The Royal Marines Charity as their Employment and Education Manager where she was responsible for the design and delivery of their strategy to support vulnerable leavers and veterans into sustainable and rewarding employment. Prior to this, she honed her ex-military employment skills with the social enterprise SaluteMyJob.
Becci is a keen participant of the COBSEO Employment Cluster and enjoys strong working relationships with MOD resettlement services, CTP and other key UK military charities, ensuring collaborative working and always seeking to secure the best possible outcome for the beneficiary.
A Registered Career Development Professional, Becci is a qualified Careers Advisor, combining her ongoing professional development with practical and commercial experience and applying them to the unique circumstances of the UK’s diverse military community.
Becci currently lives in Devon with her Royal Marine husband, young daughter and dog (a Leonberger cross called Duke) and previously spent several years in Arbroath, Scotland. She is a keen baker and enjoys long walks exploring the South West Coast Path and surrounding Devon countryside.
Share your feedback with us
We are absolutely delighted to have Becci on board, and can’t wait to share some of the exciting developments that we have in the pipeline with you all. In the meantime, we would love to hear your feedback. As a charity, we are constantly striving to deliver the greatest value to our community, and we firmly believe that that can only be achieved through communication with those who use our services, so don’t be shy! Please get in touch with us and share your thoughts on what we’re doing right, and how we could improve our offering for you, our community, even further.
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Our thanks to the Veterans’ Foundation
We would like to thank the Veterans’ Foundation once again for their support, which has made this expansion of our team possible. Please consider joining the Veterans’ Lottery for the chance to win cash prizes, and to support the Veterans’ Foundation with donations that help them support charities just like us. Find out more here: https://www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/lottery/join.