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Our New Report: Democratising Entrepreneurship 2.0

We are excited to announce the launch of our new independent report of our service, which shows that libraries are engines of economic recovery and growth.

The new Democratising Entrepreneurship 2.0 report reveals the national impact that the Business and IP Centre Network has had over the last three years, from April 2020 to March 2023.

BIPC Northamptonshire statistics from the Democratising Entrepreneurship 2.0 report

Within this period, BIPC Northamptonshire helped to create:

  • 336 new businesses

  • 91 additional jobs

  • £3.6 million gross value added (GVA)

Of those people who have used our services:

  • 68% were women

  • 23% identified themselves as from a minority ethnic community

  • 11% were disabled

  • 29% were aged 35 and under

  • 11% were from the most deprived areas

Across the BIPC National Network, there was a payback of £6.63 for every £1 of public money spent.

We're incredibly proud of the report findings and would like to thank our partners for helping us to achieve such fantastic results.

The full Democratising Entrepreneurship 2.0 report, including stories from just some of the businesses the BIPC Network has supported, can be downloaded from the British Library’s website.

Find out how the Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire can support your business by visiting our 'Services' page.


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