About the Business & IP Centre

Brighton & Hove City Libraries is developing a Business & IP Centre (BIPC), which will be part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network.

Help during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Visit our new BIPC space

Visit us at Jubilee library to use our digital resources for industry research, company data, market intelligence and more.

You must make an appointment to visit. We have time slots available to book a PC from 10am to midday or 2pm to 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A member of the team will be able to show you around and help you find the information you need.

Send an email to bipc@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 02173 290 800 to book.

How the centre can help you

Entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can take part in a programme of free and low cost events, one to ones and workshops:  

The workshops and events can help you:

  • learn the skills you need to start and grow your business
  • get to know your customers and research your market
  • protect your ideas and make money from them
  • gain confidence and inspiration
  • meet fellow entrepreneurs
  • get expert advice

You will also have free access to a large collection of business and intellectual property information. This includes company and market research databases.

You can discuss your business idea in confidence with trained staff, and they can help you find the most useful information and resources.

Reset. Restart – free business support events and support

We currently offer a programme of workshops. The sessions will run until May 2021. They are free and open to early-stage businesses and established businesses. You can book your place on our website.

How to get help

If you have an idea for a business or are a startup which needs help developing, book a free 121 Business Information Clinic to chat to us for an hour and find out how we can help.

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For more information send an email to BIPC@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or phone 01273 296 984.