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About BIPC Tees Valley

We offer insights and access to free resources, training and events.

The seating area of BIPC at Stockton Central Library

The BIPC can help you imagine, start or develop your business.

We are here to guide you, if you:  

  • are just setting out
  • need advice on protecting your intellectual property
  • simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss

With locations across the Tees Valley, and a growing collection of helpful tools available online, BIPC is bringing business inspiration and support to more people than ever before.

Expert support


We have free online and offline resources for new and existing businesses. 

One-to-ones and advisors

We have a friendly and knowledgeable team of local experts and partners who are on hand to offer free one-to-one appointments to discuss a wide range of topics suitable to your business needs. Topics include:  

  • finance and funding  
  • leadership and management
  • marketing and communication  
  • intellectual property and law 

Follow the BIPC Tees Valley page on Eventbrite to receive updates on upcoming events 

Supporting economic growth 

Libraries support economic growth through helping businesses to start, run, innovate and grow. As part of the British Library Business & IP Centre National Network they help: 

  • establish enterprises 
  • create new jobs  
  • increase turnover  
  • boost our local economies  

For every £1 invested in the BIPC Network, £6.95 is put back into the economy, which we believe represents a fantastic return on investment. 

A place for business

We are proud of the fantastic environment we have created to support businesses. We are keen to welcome SMEs to the centre to use the space for whatever their needs. 

Contact us to find out more