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Providing business support to Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

For Every Bright Idea, everywhere

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Libraries and the British Library’s National Network of Business & IP Centres are transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. We’re supporting a thriving community of bright and inspiring people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by partnering with local libraries.

Offering insights and access to free resources, training and events – both online and in-person – we’ll help you imagine, start or develop your business. Whether you’re just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we’re here to guide you.

People who seek advice and information at a very early stage can assess the viability of their business idea and protect their IP assets.

Many BIPC users highlighted:

  • free access to high-value business information and market intelligence, and
  • intellectual property guidance;

as being crucial in assessing the viability of their business idea and giving them the confidence to take it forward.

Contact us

There are five BIPC locations across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough that offer a walk-in service. These walk-in spaces offer a place for you to touch down and work on your business as well as being a place that we host some of our events. A range of our business resources are also accessible from these sites.

The UK is one of the best places in the world to start a business. With the BIPC Network growing around the county we're bringing business inspiration and support to more people than ever before. It’s a great time to connect with like-minded people so join us and get inspired!

Business support

Our impact on business success

On average, nine in ten businesses supported by Business and & IP Centres are still trading three years later. This is compared to six in ten businesses still trading after three years in the general business population.

Take a look at the latest Business & IP Centre Network report, 'Democratising Entrepreneurship' below. It includes more of the real-life impact the Business & IP Centre has had on businesses operating today.

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