The British Library Business & IP Centre supports entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and growing a business.

We provide a comprehensive collection of databases and publications, plus a programme of practical workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and inspiring talks.

There are six National Network Business & IP Centres around the country UK – Northampton and London are closest to the GCGP LEP area.

Free resources in the Centre include:

  • Over £5m worth of online market reports from top publishers Mintel, Frost & Sullivan, Euromonitor and more
  • Company data for over 144 million UK and global companies
  • Start-up books and business directories
  • 700,000 historical annual reports
  • Over 60 million patents