Appointment of Major-General Tom Copinger-Symes as a new Trustee of Heropreneurs

Appointment of Major-General Tom Copinger-Symes as a new Trustee of Heropreneurs.

The Board of Heropreneurs is pleased to announce the appointment of Major-General Tom Copinger Symes as a Trustee.  Tom is a British Army Officer who serves as General Officer commanding Force Troops Command.

Tom was commissioned into the Royal Green Jackets in 1992.  He served as commanding officer of the 5thBattalion, The Rifles, in Afghanistan between November 2011 and April 2012.  He became commander of 1stIntelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade in April 2014, Assistant Chief of Staff (Operations) at Army Headquarters in June 2016, and General Officer Commanding Force Troops Command in December 2017.

Tom was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours.

On his appointment as a Trustee of Heropreneurs, Tom said “I could not be more delighted to be joining the Board of Heropreneurs.  Developing Soldiers’ potential and unleashing their talent is a particular passion of mine – it’s why I joined the Army and why I’ve stayed. Helping the fabulous Heropreneurs team to do the same thing for Veterans and their families will be a privilege and a pleasure.”

Viliame Nanovo, who has been a Trustee of Heropreneurs for a number of years, will be retiring as a Trustee of the charity.

Peter Mountford, the Chairman of Heropreneurs said “I would like to welcome Tom to the Board of Heropreneurs and very much look forward to his support and advice over many years to come.  I would also like to thank Viliame Nanovo for his role and support as a Trustee during a period when Heropreneurs has been transformed as a charity.  We are currently helping more than 50 entrepreneurs from the Armed Forces community on their roads to creating their own businesses, and are very much looking forward to celebrating the achievements of people from the Armed Forces at the Heropreneurs Awards on 7 November 2019”.


Peter Mountford, Chairman


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Notes to Editors:

Heropreneurs is a fully registered charity (no. 1136671), and member of Cobseo, that was founded 10 years ago to help anyone that has served in the Armed Forces, or their dependents, on the road to creating their own business