Are you a member of the Armed Forces Community? Interested in becoming your own boss?

The Chamber Military Network is working in partnership with Supporting the Unsung Hero a dedicated FREE programme of support .

So whether you are a spouse, partner, child, veteran or reservist then you are eligible to join this amazing community of entrepreneurs.

Achieve your ambition of starting your own business and have the confidence, knowledge and resources to do so.

For further information please visit our website HERE


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Supporting the Unsung Hero

Stage 2 Business Start-Up Programme consists of an online a 4 Day Business Start-Up Course.

The course will be delivered by an experienced business consultants from the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

The course has been split down into 2 x two day courses over two months and will give you the knowledge required to start a business.

A summary of areas covered:

  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Sale + Networking Skills
  • and much more


After the 4 days you will have individual sessions with a experiences business adviser. The mentoring sessions have been designed to support you through the process of starting and maintaining a business.

For further information and course dates please visit our website HERE or drop us an email to

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Case Studies

Jen Ives, owner of Grippy Leads

Jen Ives has successfully grown her multi-award winning business Grippy Leads which creates innovative, looped dog leads and collars, with help from the Supporting the Unsung Hero programme. Jen has grown her business around her busy family and military postings, achieving the ‘Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winner’ and Winner of the BBC1’s The Customer is Always Right! "Supporting the Unsung Hero has given me all the tools and knowledge I needed to start-up my business. The programme’s experienced mentors have helped me to develop a really in-depth commercial understanding that was essential to growing my business. Importantly, it has given me the opportunity to meet other like-minded people and provided me with an invaluable support network." Jen Ives, Grippy Leads