Libraries are not just full of books. They are full of ideas. As part of the British Library National Network the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire is leading a revolution by inspiring a thriving community of new and existing business owners. It is free to join and open to everyone. And it is transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses.

Whether you are just starting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or are ready to take the next step in your business journey, we are here to help. We support entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. The Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire has been supporting businesses since 2015. In that time, over 1750 people have used our services and we have helped over 500 entrepreneurs start a business through a rich variety of webinars, workshops and one-to-one business and intellectual property advice sessions.

Our services cover the whole of Northamptonshire, both West Northamptonshire and North Northamptonshire, which includes: Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough. 


You can find the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire at your local library. We have hubs in Northamptonshire Central Library, Kettering Library, Wellingborough Library, Brixworth Library and Towcester Library. You can pop into any of your nearest libraries (not just the ones mentioned) and ask for more information or simply send us an email

For every bright idea, everywhere.
Join a thriving business community in your local library.

National Network

The British Library Business & IP Centre National Network provides entrepreneurs and SMEs across the UK with free access to databases, market research, journals, directories and reports worth thousands of pounds. There is a programme of free events and workshops on a range of topics including business planning, marketing and intellectual property. 

BIPC Entrepreneurs. Four female and one male holding flowers, a jumper, shoe shape block and socks
BIPC Entrepreneurs. Three male and 6 females all smiling and happy.

Supporting Local

Libraries act as engines for economic growth through helping businesses to start, run, innovate and grow. As part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network we help establish enterprises, create new jobs, increase turnover and boost our local economies. For every £1 invested in the BIPC Network, £6.95 is put back into the economy, which we believe represents a fantastic return on investment.

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​Watch the video to find out more about the Business & IP Centre and what we do to help entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses.