Business support

Business & IP Centre Hull

Welcome to Business & IP Centre Hull

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

Part of the British Library’s National Network of Business & 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 the service at any 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 & 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 the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) project.


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Contact us for more information about the business support we offer:


Business & IP Centre Hull 

Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF

Telephone: 01482 223 344




Central Library
Albion Street

Email -

Telephone - 01482 210 000


Opening hours
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 1pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 7.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 1pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed