Who We Are
Forces Support was launched in March 2010 by father and son partnership Bill and Billy McCance, with an aim to create a national network of Forces Support outlets to raise the funds needed to run the practical support project Nationally.
Our Founders Billy and Bill McCance at Buckingham Palace, receiving the Queens Awards for Innovation in 2016
Our Board Members
Our Founder, CEO
Chair of Trustees
Ron is an experienced leader and manager in the public and private sector. Following service in the RAF he joined the Police Service and as a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police Service he has managed challenging inner city areas. He has a worked in Corporate Risk Management for the Metropolitan Police Service and a financial market leader. He has also extensive experience of working in partnership working with minority communities delivering projects and government led initiatives.
More recently Ron has worked in the Community Safety arena and currently manages a Council in Oxfordshire.
He is a Trustee of a youth charity in Oxfordshire and a Trustee of a Family Centre in Oxfordshire which provides extensive support for military families.
Rob has over thirty years’ corporate experience, twenty of them as a Director operating in the technology transfer and executive search sector. As a trustee, Rob, can bring experience of the Armed Forces community both as the son of a career soldier who deployed on Operational service and as the father of a soldier who deployed in the BRF role to Afghanistan. To complete the circle, he was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Royal Highland Fusiliers, where he served for eight years as an infantry officer.
Bill is a multiple award winning Business Entrepreneur with experience in setting up viable and profitable concerns.
Having tried to find assistance for the wife of a soldier lost in Afghanistan he set about putting into place an organisation that would provide hands on practical support for the Families of Service Personnel while serving in the British Armed Forces.