Business aid centre coming to a library near you

Free but expert help on queries relating to business and intellectual property so far reserved for people in London has come a step closer to being available in libraries across the UK.

Speaking last week, the British Library confirmed that its support centre dedicated to helping people turn their ideas into a commercial reality will expand into six libraries, starting with Newcastle.

The central public libraries of Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield will follow the Newcastle launch, which has been handed £1.3m to make the centre, including a range of grants, fully operational to business-types.

“Our vision is to create an established network of Business & IP Centres across the UK by 2020”, said Isabel Oswell, head of business at the British Library.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate the Business and IP Centre Newcastle’s transformation into a fully fledged Centre as the first major step towards achieving this goal and unlocking the potential of British entrepreneurs.”

 

27th May 2013

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