New report shows incredible impact of BIPC network

The British Library Business & IP Centre National Network generated a payback of £6.63 for every £1 of public money spent – shown in a new, independent report of the service. 

Other highlights are that over a three-year period the Network supported 62,876 people and helped to create:

  • 18,175 new businesses
  • 6,124 additional jobs
  • £168m of gross value added (GVA)

And 96% of the existing businesses polled were still trading.

Libraries mean business – and are engines of economic recovery and growth. Read the highlights and hear the stories from just some of the businesses the #BIPC Network has supported with funding from Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the report Democratising Entrepreneurship 2.0.

always possible has supported two thriving local Business & IP Centres in the early stages of their development. In Brighton we teamed up with Brighton Chamber to co-design and deliver a programme of business support. The flexible programme included facilitated networking events, 1:1 mentoring support and a series of four workshops – all held online.

The programme proved so popular that we ran the full set of workshops twice!

Case Study: The confident Business

The success of the Reset. Restart. programme and resulting demand highlighted the need for a further programme of support, so the following year always possible and Brighton Chamber were once again commissioned to design and deliver a new programme, with an aim to reach and engage more entrepreneurs that were under-represented within traditional business support models.

Read our case study about The Confident Business series.

Our work with the Brighton & Hove BIPC caught the attention of Oxford library, who were keen to draw on our knowledge and learning to support with the strategy and planning of their own BIPC launch.

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