Property Industry Eye wishes good luck to Allen Martin, who was invalided out of the forces after 22 years and who has now set up his own letting agency.
The former Royal Navy aircraft engineer, who served in Afghanistan, was discharged last year after an accident while refuelling an aircraft.
Now, with the help of a StartUp loan, he has launched Eclipse Property Cornwall.
The loans scheme is a government-funded initiative that provides support for new businesses in the form of a repayable loan together with a business mentor.
Allen, whose wife is an estate agent, has used the loan to fit out his office and fund advertising. His business is the 10,000th to receive a StartUp loan.
He said: “My wife loves her job and it gave me the idea to think about property.”