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Start camera, action; Head of Commercial supports local entrepreneurs in film series

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Supporting local entrepreneurs is vitally important to allow the continued growth of our economy and diversity amongst our business community.  It is for this reason that Steven Grant, Partner and Head of our Commercial department, recently agreed to appear in the student and graduate "Fundamentals of Business" series for University of Portsmouth initiative, nest. 

What is nest?

nest is an organisation set up to turn the ideas of University of Portsmouth student and graduates into action.  They provide the tools and support needed to not only set up the start up business but also to grow and develop that business, promoting collaborative, innovative and ambitious forward thinking.  

Business start up support

Asked to speak about the key points start up business owners should consider, Steven was joined by 3onSet to film several short clips on:

  • How to choose which legal structure is right for your business
  • How to set up a company on Companies House 
  • Concerns over confidentiality including Non-disclosure agreements and Memorandum of Understandings
  • Key General Data Protection Regulation messages
  • Creating or accepting a commercial contract
  • Employment law

Talking about the opportunity, Steven commented, “I have always been impressed with the calibre and original thinking of the students and graduates we have encountered from the University of Portsmouth.  Those looking to start up their business are passionate about their chosen field, their success and how they can grow.  This is where their skills lie, and they need to be focussing on using those skills to launch and develop their business, not on the legal technicalities, which is why I agreed to offer my advice as to the main considerations, what they can do themselves and where they should go for further advice.”

Rebecca Kelsey, Enterprise Events Coordinator for nest, also commented, “We are so grateful to have support from Warner Goodman in the development of our new online resource, The Fundamentals of Business. Steven gave life to key legal topics for our Startup community and I am sure his insight will be invaluable moving forward not only for our students and graduates but also for the wider academic community where entrepreneurship is at the forefront of learning. We look forward to sharing the videos soon and working with Warner Goodman in the future!”.

If you are considering starting up your own business and would like to find out more about how Steven or the Commercial team can support you, contact us today on 023 8071 7717 or email  To find out more about nest and whether they can offer you further tools, visit their website.