The Armed Forces & Veterans Resettlement Expo returns from Pathfinder International magazine on October 28, following an absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This event is produced in association with Get Claims Advice. 

The fifth show in the series, the next event will be the first to hit the South West of England, taking place at Bristol City Football Club’s Ashton Gate Stadium.

Doors open from 09:30 and close at 12:30 hours.

Anyone connected to the military is invited to attend this free event, from military service leavers, serving personnel thinking about resettlement, serving personnel needing advice from an array of exhibitors, veterans seeking advice, military spouses and families also after a range of knowledge and contacts from the stalls on show.

The event is free to attend and tickets can be registered from the link HERE!

See the range of exhibitors already signed up below, with many more expected in the coming weeks…

Get Claims Advice 

Armed Forces Pensions are government pensions awarded to those who served or who are serving in a branch of the British Armed Forces – usually the Army, Navy or Airforce.

Because of the dedication, level of service, physical and lifestyle costs and sacrifices of MOD personnel, these pensions are often a little better than most of the ones you might find in “civvy” life, and some may even be super-valuable Final Salary Pensions.

These pensions are guaranteed to payout for the rest of your retirement once you reach the right age, keep pace with inflation, and don’t cost you to run them.

Yet some people move these valuable pensions into personal arrangements through a pension transfer.

So why do some people get persuaded to transfer them away? If you did, you may be able to make a claim!

Advisors from Get Claims Advice will be on hand to advise attendees on the day about their military pensions.

TVS Supply Chain Solutions 

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), part of the $8.5 bn TVS Group, is one of the world’s fastest-growing providers of Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, Global Forwarding Solutions and Last Mile Solutions. We serve customers in over 50 countries covering India, UK & Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific and Oceania.

The company trades on a reputation of being collaborative in its engagement, innovative in its approach and effective in reducing its clients operating costs whilst improving their performance through the accelerated deployment of leading supply chain solutions.

TVS are a vibrant, diverse team of approximately 18,000 people addressing the supply chain challenges for international organisations, government departments, large and medium-sized businesses, across various sectors.

TVS are always on the lookout for new talent to work with us.


The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is the science inside UK defence and security.

A proven national asset, Dstl is an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) providing world class expertise and delivering cutting-edge science and technology for the benefit of the nation and allies.

Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field.

Dstl supplies specialist services to MOD and wider government, working collaboratively with external partners in industry and academia worldwide, providing expert research, specialist advice and invaluable operational support.

Dstl employs some of the world’s brightest people. We’re always on the lookout for talented, creative, dedicated and innovative individuals to join us.


Wagtail UK Ltd was established in 2003 and provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies such as UK Border Force, HM Revenue & Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces.

Wagtail is contracted by the UK Border Force to provide ‘Body Detection Dogs’ (for illegal immigrants) in Northern France 24/7, 365 days a year.  ‘Conservation Dogs’, Wagtails sister company, is an innovative pioneering company providing a centre for training of specialist detection dogs for both Wildlife Crime Detection and Wildlife Conservation.  An international, multi-award winning company, Wagtail dogs can detect, firearms, explosives, drugs, cash, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, pangolin scale, bush meat, leopard skin ‘live’ animals, bats and great crested newts.

Our handlers have extensive experience of working in international military and civil operations, in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the British Armed Forces and Home Office.

Wagtail UK has a range of dog handling courses available from Explosives Detection Dog Handler Course to Passive Drug Detection Dog Handler Courses.

Community Trade Union

Community represent and support people working in all sectors of the UK economy. Learn about their collective work and advocacy in these sectors below.

Heylo Housing

Launched in 2014, heylo have created one of the largest home ownership programmes in the UK. With over 5,000 part buy – part rent properties, offering a number of different routes to make home ownership possible. heylo’s mission is to provide the highest standards of service for our continually growing pool of new house buyers.
heylo aim to make housing across the UK more affordable and accessible for aspiring homeowners. The team of housing, development and finance professionals have acquired more than 5,000 part buy – part rent properties throughout the UK, and continue to expand the part buy – part rent housing stock with our ever-evolving pipeline of new developments.
heylo operate in over 190 Local Authorities, meaning we are able to offer part buy – part rent opportunities across England.
Quanta Training provide Virtual Classroom Learning (VCL) for both private and publicly run classes. Develop technical IT, management and other skills remotely, today!
The Quanta Forces Training Team is on hand to assist you with your in-service, in resettlement or service leaver training.

We do not see ourselves as a training company but rather an ELC Training Partner giving personnel the best possible start to resettlement and preparing you for a successful future. We have been working in the ELC marketplace for over 10 years now, so we like to think we have a good understanding of your needs.  We are pretty pleased to be able to say we have won the Nationwide Service Leaver Training Company of the Year for the last 2 years.

ELC Course Venues

We run courses at a variety of locations throughout the UK.  This allows you to save time and money by limiting your travel and subsistence costs.

Worcester Training Centre

We also offer a full range of courses from our specialist training centre in Worcester, where you can enjoy our free bistro lunches and network with professionals from your future industry.

Course Options

We can offer you more than one course for your current allocation of Enhanced Learning Credits, allowing you to take full advantage of your allowance. Service leavers often combine courses such as PRINCE2 and APM PMQ and numerous other courses to create a bespoke package for your needs.  Other courses include Agile, Change Management, M_o_R, MSP and CompTIA.  Please just ask us if you need any guidance.

Dedicated Forces Training Team

Our team of advisors specialise in working with ELC candidates and, as such, you can rely on us to answer any queries that you may have – with the experience and knowledge to ensure you get the most out of your ELC entitlement.  You can visit us at the Worcester head office.

Nationwide Resettlement Award Winners

Quanta Training is extremely proud to have won this prestigious award that recognises the high quality training and services we provide to Service Leavers.

Strong Resettlement Advisor Relationships

Our ELC advisors are in constant dialogue with PLAs, IEROs and NEROs nationwide. Our great working relationship is inspired by our shared goal – to make your lives easier.

FDM Group

We recruit, train and deploy IT and business professionals to work with our clients around the world, creating careers and bridging the digital skills gap.

Our Ex-Forces Careers Programme is the next step for people who have served in the armed forces and are looking to transition into a successful civilian career in Tech or Business.

FDM’s renowned Ex-Forces Careers Programme bridges the gap between your military service and a corporate career. Designed for ex-military personnel from all ranks and services, we’ll make your transition as smooth as possible with expert training, ongoing support and hands-on experience with industry-leading clients.

Find out more about the transition to a civilian life with FDM.

CIS Security 

To be the leading security company in London means counting on a team of committed and dedicated people.

Our work ethic, our passion for doing a good job and our determination to provide the best possible security are what sets us apart from the crowd.

CIS offers a set of security services and facility management solutions that will cover a wide range of needs.

Corporate security, front of house, consultancy, car park security management are just a small portion of what we do … Whatever your security needs are, with CIS you will have everything under one roof!

CIS has a range of security roles available.

Hugh James 

Our team of expert military solicitors is known as much for its tenacity as its expertise in military service legal matters. We carry on where other lawyers may stop, ensuring service men and women have access to the specialist advice they need.

We can help military service personnel who need to bring a claim against the MoD due to their failure to adequately protect from illness or avoidable injury.  We advise on a full range of areas, including military deafness and cold and heat injuries. We also offer additional specialist services such as wills and probate, and independent financial advice.

We’re different from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or War Pension Scheme in that we help you bring civil claims for compensation – often in parallel with these no-fault schemes.

Insignia Crew

Former Royal Marine, Andrew Holme founded Insignia Crew in 2017.

Andrew moved ashore and held senior commercial roles within the maritime industry and executive recruitment which completed his experience and knowledge required to successfully fulfil his desire to bring a dynamic and premium crew placement service to the superyacht industry.

Andrew founded Insignia Crew in 2017.

Since launching, our client portfolio and network within the high net worth sectors has grown significantly, as has our reputation for providing an excellent personalised service.  This has led to demand for us to also provide land based professionals for private households, estates and family offices.  We welcome this natural progression for Insignia Crew as it underpins our aim to provide deserved veterans with opportunities to utilise their diverse experience and skillsets on both sea and land.

Due to the unique nature of our proposition, we also attract very high calibre candidates who do not carry a military pedigree.
We happily represent these selected candidates who bring their own individual skills, experience and attributes to appointments.

We deliver a premium service based on knowledge, experience and understanding.


Powered by partnership, success through understanding.


Welcome to Minerva Elite Performance: The Clear Difference

Trust our academics and practitioners to support you to achieve our full range of courses in ways other providers don’t even know exist.

Minerva Elite Performance utilises staff with exemplary track records and unique experience drawn from the military, police, academia, and corporate business to coach and mentor you to success. Whether you have extensive experience of higher education (or none), you should find your learning journey enjoyable and stimulating by using your prior knowledge and real-life experiences to facilitate your academic achievements.

Our specialism at Minerva Elite Performance is the unique and unparalleled understanding of the corporate world. Combine this with years of underpinning knowledge and experience in supporting the UK’s uniformed services.

Our specialists also support and assist those transitioning from (or promoting within) the UK armed forces and Emergency Services.

MPGS (Military Provost Guard Service) 

The Military Provost Guard Service (MPGS) is responsible for maintaining physical security at British Armed Forces locations throughout Great Britain.

The aim of the MPGS is to rationalise guarding arrangements at sites where service personnel normally live and work. The MPGS replaces previously civilian-held duties with armed soldiers. The MPGS works alongside the civilian unarmed Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS (Civil Service)).

The MPGS are recruiting now with salaries starting at £21,082.

Learner Driver Centre 

Learner Driving Centre (LDC) is an ELCas  (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) training provider (number 3393). You can use your ELCAS credits to become a driving instructor using our standard course option. Visit Cost of training for more details.

We decided to become an ELC provider because of the many positive attributes former Armed Forces personnel have to offer. In our experience they are not only ideal candidates for the way we train they also make model driving instructors. Over the last 20 years we have helped many former members of the Armed Forces achieve both fruitful and successful driving instructor careers.

Touchline Markings

Whether it’s a quick line marking refresher, playground markings redesign, a new netball court needed on your astroturf, anti-slip step edgings or full anti slip contrasting colour coating of multi play areas, Touchline is here to provide everything from surface preparation to transformation. CHAS & Constructionline Accredited, Touchline Marking Systems Ltd are specialists in our field; Sports Line Marking, Astroturf Line Marking, Astroturf Maintenance, Gymnasium Marking, School Playgrounds Markings, Sports Zone Painting, Car Parking Line Marking, Warehouse Line Marking, Cross Hatched Line Marking, Anti-slip stair edgings & platforms that meet DDA legislation.

Frontier Risks

Home of the world’s leading practical training course in Security Risk Management Consultancy, the SRMC®. Frontier Risk Group is a leading, full-spectrum security, risk management and medical consultancy business with extensive project experience across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

We have provided risk management services across multiple sectors and understands the specific commercial and operational characteristics of each, alongside the varied political, social and physical threats that operations can face. Importantly, we also understand the growing value of duty of care and how risk management excellence can also provide competitive value in the tender process for new projects. Frontier Risks offer comprehensive advice on every aspect of risk management; from corporate operations, commercial risk and foreign investment, to counter-terrorism, close protection and support to governments. We also encompass primary care and pre-hospital medical solutions from accredited and bespoke training packages, to medical kit provision and remote overseas clinics.

Frontier Risks can call upon a global network of trusted and vetted associates and it is these trusted and tested partnerships that enable the delivery of safe, professional and quality assured services. Furthermore, our clients benefit from the extensive capabilities of our vetted and experienced personnel. Clients can expect to be advised by consultants with careers spanning across the Military, UK Special Forces, Diplomatic and Intelligence services, Police, Media, Humanitarian, Finance and Commercial Industries.

MOD Guard Service 

The MOD Guard Service employs many Armed Forces personnel as the skills, experience and “can-do” attitude you have gained are easily transferrable to the services we provide.

We are hiring Security Officers, Managers, Trainers and Admin Staff. We offer a range of exciting roles and a variety of working patterns.

Keep an eye on the Pathfinder International website, social media platforms or register for the event free HERE to keep up to date on new exhibitors in the coming weeks.

See you all at Bristol!