Oxfordshire hosts first of its kind Business and Intellectual Property Centre networking event


People from all over the UK, were welcomed to County Library in Oxford on Thursday 25 May for the first Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) networking event to be held outside of the British Library in London.

Oxfordshire County Council welcomed guests including the British Library’s Chief Librarian, Liz Jolly, and 15 managers from BIPC centres across the country to Oxford for the event, which included presentations showcasing the county council’s leading approach to youth engagement.

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “I was pleased to be able to welcome the chief librarian for the British Library, and library staff from all over Britain to Oxford.

“It’s very telling that the work of the council’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre was chosen as the first host of such a networking event. Oxfordshire is leading the way nationally in youth engagement and partnership work, and I hope that the event will help others to understand how they can replicate our centre’s brilliant work.”

The BIPC offers many start-up support opportunities and activities, where anyone can access one to one support or workshops to support their business start-up ideas. The centre is part of the British Library's National Network of Business & Intellectual Property Centres, which aim to transform the way ideas grow into successful businesses.

For more information on the BIPC, visit the centre on the second floor of Oxfordshire County Library or go online at oxfordshire.gov.uk/bipc.

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