Business & Intellectual Property Centre

New Business & IP Centre at Jubilee Library

Brighton & Hove City Libraries is developing a new Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) at Jubilee Library. The new centre, due to open in 2020, will be part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network, which provides entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK with free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports worth thousands of pounds. 

How the centre can help you

The Business & IP Centre 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 and meet fellow entrepreneurs
  • get expert advice

We support entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration, to successfully launching and growing a business.

We hold workshops and events and offer advice on a whole host of subjects, from setting up your business to protecting your intellectual property. So whether you’re looking to start, grow or run a business, the Business & IP Centre in Brighton & Hove can help.

What you can do in the centre

We provide access to a large collection of business and IP information, with expert staff on hand to guide you to the resources you need.

With market research databases, company information and more, you can pinpoint customers, keep track of your competitors and find an opportunity in your market.

Workshops and networking events

We hold a wide range of workshops on the topics that matter to businesses, from intellectual property to market research, social media to digital growth support.

These sessions are relaxed and interactive, and are either free or highly discounted.

We also hold networking events where you can meet like-minded entrepreneurs.

One-to-one expert advice

Our expert staff can discuss your business idea in confidence and help you identify the most useful information and resources.

Follow us on Twitter  for all the latest news, events and business information from our Centre. Contact us on BIPC@brighton-hove.gov.uk for more details.