Graduate entrepreneur Gavin guides LJMU business students

08 June 2012

Gavin Sherratt of It’s About Websites, Your Business eZine and Mashbo recently visited Liverpool Business School (LBS) to meet students following the Graduate Enterprise module.

The module intends to provide students with real-life experience of developing a business idea in groups and producing a business plan.

Image of Gavin Sherratt presenting lectureGavin gave a practical and entertaining account of what it is like to start a business, beginning with his own education and career path and his motivation for starting up after working for one of the city’s prominent web design companies, with a portfolio of major clients. He described the benefits and challenges of working for himself and gave an overview of the Liverpool business scene and how to get involved. Gavin studied Graphic Arts at LJMU and was joint winner of the 2010 Entrepreneurial Alumnus of the Year Award.  Gavin said:

"It was a great honour to return to LJMU to talk to a group of current students about what I have achieved since graduation from working for one of the UK's leading web design studios, to setting up my own website design agency and other business ventures. It was great to share both the highs and lows of running a business and it gave me the chance to share some of the lessons that I've learnt during my transition from being an employee to a business owner."

For details of It’s About Websites, Your Business eZine and Mashbo, call 0151 324 0102 or email  

For further information about the Graduate Enterprise module or the Centre for Entrepreneurship, please contact the team on 0151 231 3300 or email

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