693. Peter Mountford (Beaconsfield)
A successful businessman from Beaconsfield has set up a charity to help entrepreneurial members of the Armed Forces pursue their dreams.
Peter Mountford is the chair of ‘Heropreneurs’, a charity that helps current and former service personnel start their own businesses. The charity identifies aspiring entrepreneurs from the Armed Forces community and provides funds and support for up to 12 months from experts in business, giving them the mentoring, networking and confidence they need to succeed. Heropreneurs has helped grow more than 135 businesses from idea to reality, and so far the charity has helped projects ranging from building elite racing bikes to a digital platform for the airline industry.
In a personal letter to Peter, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“We all owe our service men and women a huge debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they make for our country. The support and advice you provide through ‘Heropreneurs‘ is giving talented current and former personnel interested in starting their own businesses the chance to realise their potential.”
“This award recognises the real and genuine impact that Heropreneurs has made in helping people that have served in the Armed Forces enter the entrepreneurial world. Heropreneurs has successfully helped more than 135 new businesses with the commercial challenges that they face, and relies entirely on the free help of successful entrepreneurs to do this.”
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