Business & IP Centre Nottingham joins forces with British Library to roll out small business support

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire libraries are playing a key role in helping the city and county recover economically following the pandemic.

Thanks to support from the British Library and Department for Culture, Media and Sport, people of all ages and walks of life across the city and county can access support to start and grow their businesses via a range of free online events and resources.

The British Library has announced a major expansion of its network of library-based Business & IP Centres (BIPCs) to over 100 regional and local libraries across England by 2023, including in Beeston, Bulwell, Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Following last year’s pledge of £13million in Treasury funding towards the expansion, BIPC Nottingham has been allocated £704,673 to equip four libraries across the city and county with Business & IP Centre spaces, resources and services by 2023, building on the proven support already available from BIPC Nottingham.

BIPC Nottingham is part of Nottingham City Libraries and is “pleased” to be working with libraries in Nottinghamshire County (delivered by Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries) to make this support accessible to people around the county in the coming months.

The BIPC network has a record of supporting people from all walks of

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