The Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) can help you start, run and grow your business. From that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business, you’ll find the tools, support and advice you need:

  • Free access to business and intellectual property databases and publications, including market research, company data, business news and information on intellectual property (IP)
  • Access to business advisors and experts whether you’re starting up or growing your business, or
  • Workshops and networking events.

Our collection of business information can save you time and money and everything is free to access. Resources include:

Manchester is part of the Business & IP Centre National Network, along with 13 other locations around the country.
Find out more about the network

Join our mailing list and be the first to find out about latest news and events.  Register at

Meet some of our customers