Get in the Game at the University of Portsmouth's School of Creative Technologies

Company of Makers 345 views 11th June 2024 15:10

Company of Makers exists to support Veterans who are struggling on civvy street no matter how long ago they left the Armed Forces.

We design and make products inspired by the British military’s influence on pop culture.

Think of Sergeant Peppers or the MOD’s and the RAF roundel, then you’ll be in the right ball park. From trench coats to duffle coats, khaki to navy blue, sailor collars to camouflage fabric. Military chic is everywhere, as influential as ever and as cool as ever.

The purpose behind all this creativity is to help fund making workshops for ex-Service personnel and their families who are struggling with life on civvy street.


Our Armed Forces operate in challenging environments. For them, separation from loved ones, dealing with sudden change and uncertainty is part of the day job. They are trained to ‘adapt and overcome’ in the most extreme conditions.

So, what can we learn from their experiences? Week-by-week, we’ll explore the Lockdown with people who have Served in the Armed Forces and the organisations helping those in need within the military community.

Hosted by Company of Makers co-founder Steve Bomford and former submariner Mike Davis-Marks.

Our podcast is supported by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity


If you’d like to find out more or join the Company of Makers get in touch here.


Our making workshops help with the adjustment to civvy street, teach new skills, build confidence and assist those entering the world of work. Our participants have gone on to find work, start a new business or commence further training.

Our Funders

Our funders provide invaluable advice and financial support that enables us to support military communities in Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and beyond.

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