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Market Intelligence and Resources

Access to the right information, reports and databases could help set your business apart from the crowd.

Through the BIPC, you can access a wealth of free resources that will give you the information and knowledge to start or grow your business.

BIPC have a vast range of Business and Research Databases and expert support to help you take your next step.

Whether you are looking to turn your idea into a business or grow your current customer base, utilising the resources available at BIPC Tees Valley is simple and free to use.

One-to-one masterclasses

Complete Business Reference Advisor (COBRA)

Access COBRA to explore:

  • business factsheets and opportunity profiles
  • sector reports
  • legal guides

COBRA is an encyclopaedia of practical information for starting, running and managing a small business. It also contains hundreds of Business Opportunity Profiles. These will give you detailed, practical advice on specific types of businesses. COBRA contains all the information you need to turn your idea into a business!

Book a 1:1 COBRA masterclass



Access GRANTfinder to explore:

  • sources of funding
  • funding information
  • funding hints and tips

GRANTfinder is a searchable database that allows you to find UK funding opportunities. It also holds detailed information on policies relating to each funding opportunity. This will help you find the most appropriate type of funding for your business!

Book a 1:1 GRANTfinder masterclass



Access IBISWorld to explore:

  • industry outlook
  • strategy
  • key statistics

IBISWorld is a comprehensive Industry and market research database, compiling detailed  country specific reports designed to help businesses make better decisions. IBISWorld's reports give a thorough overview of entire industries, containing everything from Industry outlook to key statistics.

Book a 1:1 IBISWorld masterclass



Access Mintel to explore:

  • market insights
  • trend drivers
  • high quality analysis

Mintel is an internationally recognised specialist in market intelligence. The database is a rich and deep source of market research, publishing hundreds of detailed reports each year including insights, trend drivers and analysis. Each report gives a detailed overview of market developments and is a vital tool for understanding consumer behaviour.

Book a 1:1 Mintel masterclass



Access Kompass to:

  • contact clients
  • research companies
  • generate leads

Spanning 33 million companies based in 70 different Countries, Kompass describes itself as the ultimate business directory. It is a great tool for generating leads and contacting new clients and its search function is highly customisable meaning you can focus in on exactly the clients you are looking to reach.

Book a 1:1 Kompass EasyBusiness masterclass


Local Data Company

Access Local Data Company to explore:

  • location overviews
  • demographic data and profiles
  • occupancy trends

Local Data Online provides local information on towns, cities and high streets across the UK, with a special emphasis on retail and leisure. The team at Local  Data Online have staff on the ground every week of the year making sure that the data you use is as up-to-date as possible. You can use Local Data online to see location overviews, demographic data and profiles, occupancy rates and much more.

Book a 1:1 LDC masterclass