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Need someone to talk to about your business ideas?

You may have some of the following questions: 

  • is this a good business idea?
  • what do I need to know?
  • what are my next steps?
  • what resources are available to help me?

Sometimes all it takes is a conversation to be pointed in the right direction and have your confidence boosted.

It’s been proven that businesses that started with support from the BIPC demonstrated strong survival rates. From January 2016 to December 2018, the Business & IP Centre Network supported 43,000 individuals through direct face-to-face activities (including one-to-one clinics, workshops and events), online webinars and live streaming of events.

We offer two types of clinics - find out below which clinic is best suited to your needs.

BIPC Team Clinic

Wherever you are in your journey, if you need some help putting your plans into action we can:

  • help you to navigate our BIPC resources
  • recommend resources or organisations that could help
  • signpost you to your next move
  • give you basic information around protecting your business

Our expert clinics

Through our partnerships we can offer specialist support through the Business & IP Centre.

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Venner Shipley is a prominent full-service European intellectual property firm, uniquely with a leading team of patent attorneys, trade mark and design attorneys, solicitors and barristers providing a complete IP service to its client base.

Support from Venner Shipley is only offered via a referral from the Business & IP Centre. Book a business & intellectual property one to one to discuss if this support could benefit you. 

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Price Bailey are an award winning, top 30 accountancy and business advisory firm serving private clients and regional, national and international businesses.

Price Bailey will soon be offering up to 1-hour specialist business support and advice around your needs.

Feedback from our customers

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Thank you so much for a fantastic session. The BIPC member of staff was highly knowledgeable and compassionate. She was very kind and helped me immensely to get through a challenging situation. – BIPC Customer

The value for me was probably more about getting that time to sit down with independent people who can validate your idea. Even the language they used was very positive - and one of the standout things I remember - “when you are further along” rather than “if you get any further” etc. – BIPC Customer

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