Welcome to Business & IP Centre Hull

The Regional Centre for the Humber Partnership; with local centres in Beverley Library, Bridlington Central Library, Goole Library and Grimsby Central Library.

Part of the British Library’s National Network of Business and IP Centres, transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses.

Offering insights and access to free resources, training, and events – both online and in-person – we’ll help you start or develop your business.

Whether you’re just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we’re here to guide you.

You can access further services at any local Hull library.

You can use our resources, tools, expertise, and contacts to guide you through -

  • researching your initial idea
  • reaching new customers
  • checking out competitors and suppliers
  • checking whether your Intellectual Property (IP) is protected – copyright, trademarks, designs, patents

We can help you build confidence and skills to create a successful business through -

  • one to one sessions
  • workshops
  • events
  • business expert clinics
  • business resources

Bespoke business support for Hull residents

We have funding available to help those living in certain areas of the city to help them start or grow a business. Find out more about our bespoke business support.

Contact us

Business and IP Centre Hull 
Central Library
Albion Street

Telephone - 01482 223 344
Email - Reference.library@hcandl.co.uk