Monday 6th December 2021

Milspo, founded in 2018, is a global network that supports UK military SPOs (spouses, partners and other-halves) to build successful and resilient businesses that endure the nomadic forces life. After many months of development, The Milspo Directory, is now live!

Milspo Network CIC is run solely by SPOs for SPOs, supporting a growing community of 1,200 engaged members, with a seat at government level spousal employment steering groups.

Milspo is the new, free, business search website from Milspo. It is built 100% by military SPOs, specifically for military SPOs in business. The website is available for anyone to use and its launch has been timed ready for the busy Christmas shopping period. The directory has built-in elements that showcase the online presence of each business and includes extensive search optimisation and location focused searchability. is not just to find companies online, it also serves as a vital opportunity for SPO businesses to connect and network with others in their local area and beyond. It is being pitched as being the easiest and most reliable place to find professional business owners while supporting the UK Armed Forces family.

Milspo Founder and Head of Operations Jess Sands

Milspo Founder and Head of Operations Jess Sands, said: “We are so proud to launch this one of a kind directory. It’s been a true SPO team effort to get it to this incredible place. There are thousands of self-employed and business owning SPOs out there, not just in the UK, who I know will benefit from this fantastic directory.

“As of today we are offering sponsorship opportunities on Milspo. So if there are any corporates out there who would like to support the Armed Forces community directly, contact us. With a new emphasis on the importance of military SPOs within the Armed Forces Covenant criteria, we see this as a unique way to help organisations directly support the Armed Forces Community. It also provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their commitment, and supports applications for further awards.”

It’s no secret that life for the families of those serving can be challenging. Military SPOs are often faced with short notice moves, long separations and starting over. This transient and unpredictable life doesn’t fit well around the traditional ideas of employment, which is where Milspo offers solutions in supporting those who choose the flexibility of self-employment and business ownership.

Rachel Luke, Virtual Assistant and Milspo member says: “Signing up to the Milspo directory was so quick and easy to do, just 5 minutes, and I know my business is going to get increased visibility to those of us who like to support the amazing Milspo businesses out there. And I’ve already had my first enquiry through the site!

“The directory will make a difference to us. It isn’t a handout; it’s clients simply buying our products and services which is essential as regular postings across the country and beyond, and our partner’s deployments, make it difficult for us to find reliable clients and customers. Milspo will give a home to all Military SPO owned businesses, no matter where service life takes us.”

The Milspo directory is the first subscription option for Milspo members. The annual subscription is £25 for a profile on the directory, details of which can be viewed at, Milspo Subscriptions

See also: Starting your own business

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