Business support

Business & IP Centre Hull

Welcome to Business & IP Centre Hull

Business & IP Centre Hull provides specialist business information and resources for anyone thinking about self-employment, setting up, or growing a business. Trained staff offer practical support to help you start, grow and protect your business.

You can access the service at any Hull library.

As a member of the national network of Business & IP Centres and PatLib UK and we have access to a large network of skills and resources.

We know this is a difficult time for small businesses and business owners. That’s why we’ve developed a dedicated programme to support SMEs across the country, all of which can be accessed remotely, wherever you are.

Open to all business owners, especially those in the first years of trading, our Reset. Restart  programme is here to help you transform, future-proof or grow your business.

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

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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