Current project

The current focus for THE HAMILTON PROJECT is to extend from the initial pilot project with the Royal Marines (our "parent unit") into providing business support services to leavers from the wider Royal Navy with a particular focus on those who leave due to medical reasons. The project also provides business support to veterans from all services, residing within Oxfordshire, who have just started or would like to start a business.

The project has full support and backing from Dave Gardner, Royal Marines Resettlement Information Officer (RMRIO) and Oxfordshire County Council. A range of professional advisers (eg accountants and lawyers) together with academics also provide active support to the project. The partnership brings together a wealth of expertise in supporting small business and providing business education and mentoring to small business owners. Two levels of business support are provided by THE HAMILTON PROJECT team:

1. Engagement and planning. The "How to start a successful business - special edition for service leavers and veterans" book is distributed free-of-charge to all participants of THE HAMILTON PROJECT thinking about starting a business. The book takes the reader through exactly what is involved in starting a new business and helps those with little or no business experience decide whether self-employment is for them.
2. Education and mentoring. Participants of THE HAMILTON PROJECT have access to the university-accredited business support programme comprising 64 modules with associated fact-sheets and templates. The material is straightforward, assumes no prior business knowledge and summarises key business concepts in a structured way.

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case studies
Commando Fitness Trainers
Bmycharity
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projects
Pilot project
Current project
Royal Marines and Royal Navy
Veterans from Oxfordshire
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business projects
The book
The programme
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