Toggle menu

About BIPC

The Business & IP Centre Tees Valley supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business.

We offer: 

  • insights and access to free resources 
  • training 
  • events (both online and in person)

The BIPC can help you imagine, start or develop your business.

We are here to guide you, if you:  

  • are just setting out
  • need advice on protecting your intellectual property
  • simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss

With new locations across the Tees Valley set to open soon, and a growing collection of helpful tools available online, BIPC is bringing business inspiration and support to more people than ever before.

Expert Help

How can BIPC help support your business?

We have an array of free and accessible online and offline resources enabling both new and existing businesses to grow and widen their knowledge base. Visit one of the centres or contact us to find out more.

One-to-ones and advisors

We have a friendly and knowledgeable team of local experts and partners who are on hand to offer free one-to-one appointments to discuss a wide range of topics suitable to your business needs. These include everything from finance and funding, marketing and communication, intellectual property and law and much more. 

Follow the BIPC Tees Valley page on Eventbrite to receive updates on upcoming events. 

Drivers of Economic Growth

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 they 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.

A Place for Business

We are proud of the fantastic environment we have created to support businesses. We are keen to welcome SMEs to the centre to use the space for whatever their needs. Email to find out more.