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Foot Anstey Enterprise

Helping entrepreneurial businesses optimise their opportunities and achieve their ambitions.

When your business is growing, there’s a wide range of opportunities and challenges along the way. Making sure the correct steps are taken at an early stage not only saves you time, but can also help you capitalise on the opportunities whilst protecting your business against unexpected issues and risk, creating a clear path to successful growth.

We work with many businesses who are operating in fast-changing sectors including space and satellite, marine technology and clean energy-focused businesses. We have strong relationships with industry bodies and networks, including with space, port and marine clusters, and renewable energy markets across the UK.

To help you achieve your ambitions, we have created Enterprise, a new Foot Anstey business accelerator programme, focused on supporting start-ups, SMEs and fast-growing enterprises, in efforts to help protect and grow your business.

Through the programme, our team will work closely with you to guide and support you, ensuring you benefit from proactive, clear, and practical advice, tools and services for every step of the way to fulfil your ambition.


Why Enterprise?

We add value to the businesses we have worked with by giving them early guidance, not just on legal matters but also on associated commercial matters. We offer a bespoke approach and understand that individuals in each business are different, have different levels of experience and resources, so we help them to prioritise the matters that need addressing and take pragmatic steps optimise and protect their business.

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A nominated member of our team will mentor and guide you throughout the programme and provide you with access to the services offered within the programme.

You will have access to a team of specialists that operate in your sector and have a track record of advising similar business enterprises on their journey of growth and sustainable business.

Our expertise extends from early-stage support on issues such as commercialising your IP, initial legal structuring, financing and tax advice as well as challenges around employment and immigration, real estate, planning and environmental issues and regulatory support.

Access to industry and legal updates and insights to help you keep abreast of the legal and regulatory landscape.

You can access a number of guides and simple legal templates.

Access to a range of networking opportunities and connections, here and abroad. We are well connected in the Space and satellite fast-growing industry and can facilitate introductions where appropriate.

You can access our meeting room facilities and explore opportunities to hot-desk at your premises to help further our understanding of your business.

Throughout the programme, you can access a range of flexible and discounted services to benefit your business and help you manage your costs.

What our clients say


The team at Foot Anstey have supported us on a number of commercial contract negotiations requiring specialist advice, including IP advice, working closely with us as an extension of our own team. We really value not only the quality of the technical advice but also the way in which they understand our business and our goals to ensure the advice is bespoke and gets us to where we need to be.

Piran Trezise Director, Goonhilly Earth Station

The team at Foot Anstey have been a great support to our business support programme at Oceansgate, we look forward to working with them as the enterprise zone develops.

Emily Collacott Project Co-ordinator, Oceansgate

The work that Foot Anstey has done with the businesses we support has been so valuable and it’s great to see each business benefit from their legal expertise. Having legal protections in place when they launch their product or service into the marketplace is an integral part of the sales process.

James Fairbairn Business Development Manager, AeroSpace Cornwall

With the ambition to leverage a large and unique product development opportunity into substantial ongoing revenue, Innovolo was advised to reach out to Foot Anstey who undertook to clearly understand our challenge with significant patience before offering a perfect strategy.

Every deliverable arrived on time and flawlessly positioned, almost as if they were part of our internal team. Without the professionalism, understanding, transparency and capabilities of Foot Anstey, we would never have achieved our objective.

Euan Pallister Commercial Director, Innovolo

Foot Anstey Enterprise is a business accelerator programme designed to help scale-ups to achieve their ambitions and maximise their potential. We focus on supporting scale ups in the space-tech, marine-tech and energy-tech sectors, as we see clear synergies between these sectors and opportunities for cross-sector growth.

If you are a scale-up involved in the space, energy or marine industries and you want to grow…we want to hear from you.

Our specialist lawyers provide the legal support, working with our wider network of business support professionals.

Foot Anstey offers significantly reduced rates for the legal services provided. The cost saving to you is funded by Foot Anstey – there are no external funders involved.

The support offered will be bespoke to each organisation. It can include advice around employment / HR, investment readiness, IP protection, data, ESG, regulation, disputes, contracts, procurement. Your business is unique, and so is our support.

In addition to legal support we also offer networking opportunities across the three sectors of space, marine, and energy. We will also provide information and advice available online, which you can access any time you need it.

Foot Anstey Enterprise is a nation-wide programme, which can be delivered entirely remotely if needed. We have a network of offices across England which can be used to provide support, if required.

Foot Anstey Enterprise is not reliant on grant funding, which allows a much greater degree of flexibility over the nature of support provided, how it is provided and when it is provided. We can tailor the programme to suit you. We have been involved in various grant funded support programmes, which are great for funding research and development projects, and we created Foot Anstey Enterprise to fill the gaps by providing tailor made support for areas outside of the parameters of those grant funded programmes.

Foot Anstey Enterprise is not cohort-based and there are no application windows. We will offer the programme until we reach capacity with the number of businesses we can support.

We envisage that most businesses will take the support offered over the course of 12 months. However, the programme is exceptionally flexible and if your business would benefit from spreading the support over a longer time period we can set up a bespoke time frame for you.

We encourage early applications, even before you think you need legal support! The benefit of early onboarding is being able to access support without delay as soon as you need it.

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