X-Emergency Services (X-ES) is an organisation of social entrepreneurs with a strong focus on helping those who have served in the emergency services transition effectively and excel in their post-service life.
X-ES draws on a proven business model to provide support and resources tailored for the Emergency Services Community. We work to support those transitioning to establish their own pathway built on access to relevant knowledge and information, examples of lived experiences, collaboration, training, and peer to peer support.
A key pioneer behind this undertaking has been Ren Kapur MBE who has worked tirelessly over the years to bring support systems together for under-served communities, the support of our young people in education and particularly the UK Armed Forces community.
Established in June 2016 X-ES initially focused on transition into self-employment. After extensive research and discussions with various interested parties, X-ES finally chose in December 2019 to partner with Emergency Services Career Transition (ESCT), a not-for-profit company, established by former police officers, who also wanted to improve career transition for those leaving the emergency services. Despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 plans were formed and finally realised in March 2021 when ESCT completely integrated their team and services within X-ES. Our board of directors is now a strong group of former public servants, an entrepreneur, and a strategy consultant; all of whom bring their own unique experience, knowledge, drive and passion to the emergency services community.
Supporting our board of directors is a dynamic and multi-skilled executive team that have a breadth
of experience across the business competency areas of project management, event coordination, training, marketing, and business support services. Our collaborative approach means we bring together stakeholders from across society to deliver better outcomes for service leavers. This includes government departments, charitable organisations, federations, and corporate organisations all of whom have a valuable contribution to make to transition outcomes. X-ES is the catalyst of change to make things happen.
Founder and CEO
Ren Kapur MBE
Ren has started and run her own businesses throughout her life and is passionate about enabling individuals and communities to support themselves through enterprise. She believes that Enterprise skills are equally important whether you work for yourself or for an employer.
She has combined her years of experience from various organisations to concentrate on entrepreneurial endeavours and support new enterprise. Essential to this is bringing together; Corporate, Government and Charity stakeholders.
Ren was awarded an MBE for service to the Entrepreneurship in 2016 in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list and is a Reservist in the British Army; a Visiting Fellow at Lord Ashcroft’s Business School, Armed Forces Champion for the Federation of Small Businesses, and newly-appointed board member and SME Lead for Enterprise M3 LEP.
Martin is the Executive Chairman of the Board. Martin provides advice and critique for the X-Emergency Services executive team on many internal aspects, beneficiary delivery programs and stakeholder engagement.
Since 1995 Martin has held a variety of management consultant, business advisor and non-executive director positions within SME, start-up or scaleup operations. He brings to X-Emergency Services a variety of experiences in leadership, training and professional development having worked across many different business sectors within the supply chain for both B2B and B2C multi-national organisations. He has been a business owner for over 15 years and also worked on MOD contracts whilst with BAE Systems building Jaguar and Tornado Aircraft.
Martin is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Engineer.
Richard served 30 years as a police officer, up to the rank of Chief Superintendent. He gained extensive experience covering both operational and organisational leadership, major project management, major event organisation and technology insertion. Richard is a qualified trainer and associate of the College of Policing. He has long been associated with the military, and now chairs an advisory committee for Reserved Armed Forces. Richard is the Managing Director of State 21 Ltd, which is a consultancy and training company.
Richard recognised the lack of support given nationally to those working within the Emergency Services if they wanted to develop their working portfolios, or as they prepared to leave the Services through choice or on retirement. As a Director of X-ES, he intends to tackle this challenge head on to support as many beneficiaries on their journey as possible.
Gavin spent thirty years with Hampshire Constabulary as a police officer.
During his career he carried out a variety of strategic command roles with responsibility for the leadership and management of people, performance and partnerships. He led on a number of significant change programmes during his career at both a local and national level.
Gavin has always excelled in the development of people, either through the management of people/teams or within the Learning and Development arena, both as a qualified Trainer or more strategically in his last role as Superintendent, Head of Learning and Development.
He joined Richard Rowland and Gerard Kiernan as a Director of State 21 Ltd, and is now a Director for X-Emergency Services. Gavin believes that all Emergency Services Personnel and their families should be given the support they need, to make the transition out of the Services into civilian life, a much smoother and less stressful journey than many experience today.
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
As Marketing & Communications Executive, Dan helps maximise all X-Emergency Services marketing campaigns in support of beneficiaries and partners.
Dan is a graduate of BA English Language and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield.
Prior to joining X-ES, Dan gained experience working on marketing campaigns in both traditional and digital media, with a strong understanding of brand management and key channels of communication, in addition to a consistent creative output through various freelance projects. Dan has been working in Marketing for over four years developing strategies and campaigns, and applying creative thinking to help promote products and services to optimise business and customer outcomes.
MBA and BCom Marketing graduate, Faraz Ansari, started his journey with the Company in 2020 as an intern from Anglia Ruskin University, soon becoming our full-time Digital Marketing Assistant at the turn of the year.
Through his internship role, Faraz gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working within the UK military and emergency services communities, and now supports the marketing team with brand management, communications, website development and SEO optimisation.
Prior to joining the team, Faraz held a variety of traditional sales and marketing roles in India, in sectors such as renewable energy and skills development.
Roisin is a graduate of Events Management from Leeds Beckett University which is The UK Centre for Events Management.
Prior to joining X-Emergency Services, Roisin has experience coordinating a variety of events such as conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events. She has worked on events with clients in several different sectors including Corporate, Charity, Education, Government and Local Authority and for the SME community.
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