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Business & IP Centre South Yorkshire supports entrepreneurs and small businesses to successfully start, develop and grow. Each Centre is equipped with a core set of resources, such as up-to-date market research and business databases, expert Intellectual Property advice and guidance and a programme of events, delivered in collaboration with local business leaders and community partners. 

The Centre was first opened in Sheffield in 2015 and within the first three years helped to create almost 400 business, 320 additional jobs and generated £2.8m GVA for the region. Enabled by a major investment from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) the British Library was able to launch a three year national expansion project, growing its highly successful network of library-based Business & IP Centres (BIPCs) to over 100 regional and local libraries across England, including Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Crystal Peaks libraries. 

We’re delighted to be expanding across the region and supporting more people than ever before!