At FSP we know that starting a business can be a daunting prospect as there are often a number of things to think about and making the initial decisions can often seem overwhelming but don’t let that put you off. The FSP startup group is here to help you set off on the right track and continue to work with your business as it grows so you can be confident you are making the right choices for your business.

We have collated website links to useful resources for anyone who is looking to set up a new business, read them here.



To contact the Start-Up with FSP group please email:





Rachael Maunder




From discussing the options for your new business to putting the appropriate framework and documentation in place, the corporate team members have the knowledge to make your vision become a reality.

We explore some of the commonly asked questions relating to Corporate matters for a business startup.


Vicky McDonald



Commercial property 

Premises are often one of both the largest liabilities and assets of a business. With this in mind, we can assist you with all of your property needs, whether you are looking to buy or take a lease of a property. We tailor our services to suit your requirements and so can assist as much or as little as you need. Whether you require a detailed investigation into the property or simply a review of a lease, we can support you through the process of acquiring the property your business needs. 

We explore some of the commonly asked questions relating to Commercial property matters for a business startup.


Rachael Maunder




New businesses need to think about tax from the outset to avoid tax problems later. It is important to choose the right entity for your start-up whether it is sole proprietor, partnership, or some form of corporate body. We can advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each before making this choice and whether reliefs such as SEIS and EIS may be available.

It is important to incentivise and retain key employees and there are a number of tax efficient ways to achieve this. We can discuss with you the tax advantages of different share option schemes and which may be the most appropriate for your business.

We explore some of the commonly asked questions relating to Tax matters for a business startup.


David Clay




Employees are essential to driving forward any business, so it’s important that they are properly managed and rewarded. We’ll give you the commercial advice you need on the full range of employment issues, from recruitment and day to day HR queries to disputes and dismissals. We offer all our clients a free annual review of their standard employment contracts and key HR policies, so you’ll be kept up-to-date in this fast-changing area of the law.

We explore some of the commonly asked questions relating to Employment matters for a business startup.



Commercial and Technology  

In today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive world, robust commercial agreements give owners of new businesses protection and certainty when dealing with customers and suppliers. FSP’s commercial team helps new businesses ensure they are properly protected through the use of clear and understandable contracts and provides other day to day business advice - for example on data protection, trademarks and other IP issues.

We explore some of the commonly asked questions relating to Commercial and technology matters for a business startup.