Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Business and IP Centre Launch

Central Library 22 January

If you've called into our Central Library recently, you may have noticed some changes to the Reference and Information section.

Funding from the British Library has enabled us to renovate this area and develop and build on our services to support aspiring entrepreneurs and the business community.
We're delighted to announce that the resulting new look Business & IP Centre will launch officially on 22 January.
Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will give a keynote speech on the night and Sheffield entrepreneur, Guy Jeremiah, founder of Ohyo, will reveal the secrets of his success.
The Enterprising Libraries programme, supported by the DCLG and Arts Council England, is transforming libraries into enterprise hubs to spark local economic growth and improve social mobility in their communities. 

Our new BIPC centre  builds on a successful model in London and is part of a wider National Network which also includes Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

Whether you've got a bright idea that you'd like to get off the drawing board, or are setting up or running an established business, why not see how we could support you or keep up to date with our Business Events programme?  

The British Library Business & IP Centre also offers a wide range of courses, some of which are free, and some are online which you can sign up for.
Working with your library, and as part of the BIPC network, we can all mean business!