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The 2020 Category Award Judges

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Lt. Col. Ren Kapur MBE
Founder and CEO, X-Forces Enterprise CIC
Co-chair, Soldiering On Awards

Ren founded X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) CIC in 2013. XFE is the UK’s largest provider of business support and enterprise skills training to the military community; supporting over 1700 ex-military into business, including over £16M of seed funding lent through the Government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme. XFE’s market-leading microfinance success rate of over 93% reflects XFE’s unique model of support. Soldiering On Awards became a brand of XFE in 2018 and Ren is Co-chair.

XFE was awarded Gold under the Government’s Employers Recognition Scheme and Ren is on the Gold ERS Alumni Steering Group. She is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, Women in Enterprise.

In 2009 Ren was appointed National Champion for Business Administration and Finance by the Education Secretary, and she was awarded MBE for services to Entrepreneurship in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List 2016.

“In what has been a record-breaking year for the number of nominations received, my thanks go to our category judges for the diligence and dedication they have applied to this important step on the path to decide who will be the 2020 SOA Finalists.”

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