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About BIPC Norfolk

The Business and IP Centre (BIPC) Norfolk is part of the British Library Business & IP Centre national network.

It's the complete solution to your business information needs. We'll support you from the first spark of inspiration to successfully starting and developing your business.

We offer:

  • Free and low-cost access to £5 million worth of business intelligence
  • Business publications - both in branch and online
  • One-to-ones, workshops and networking events
  • Intellectual property (IP) support

This is available to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and more established SMEs in Norfolk.

Our bases

Our main centre is in the Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library. We also have BIPC Locals at the libraries in:

BIPC Locals are a scaled-back version of the regional hub, and provide: 

  • A physical space to run workshops, one-to-ones and networking events
  • Access to business information databases
  • Trained staff to handle basic business enquiries as well as signposting to other local support

Please check the individual library web pages for opening times and services available.

If you can't get to our regional hub or six BIPC Locals, just pop into your nearest Norfolk library where staff will be able to give you information about the free business services we provide.

It's not necessary to be a library member to attend any of our events. But if you'd like to access our online resources or use the services at a library you'll need to be a member. Join Norfolk Libraries.

Our Ambassador

BIPC Norfolk's Ambassador is Hazel Russell, co-founder of eco-friendly company The Wood Life Project.

Hazel has sought guidance from BIPC Norfolk on a range of topics to help her start and run the business and she is taking part in BIPC London's Innovating for Growth programme.

As our Ambassador, Hazel is helping to raise our profile on a national and local basis.

Read more about Hazel's business and story.

Contact us

Address: Business and IP Centre Norfolk, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW

Tel: +44 (0)1603 774708


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