Free Business Support

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BIPC Local at Wakefield Library

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre has partnered with local libraries in West Yorkshire to bring free business support and inspiration to even more people across the region.

If you're looking to start, grow or run your own business, visit your BIPC Local at Wakefield Library to get:

  • Free access to market research and a range of business databases
  • Free guidance and information to start and grow your own business
  • Free access to events, workshops, and networking with fellow entrepreneurs
  • One-to-ones with a BIPC trained librarian

Get in touch with the team:


Telephone: 01924 305376

Opening hours

Day Time
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

BIPC Local at Wakefield Library is part of the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region and the British Library's national network of centres around the country. Find out more about the support on offer through the BIPC hub at Leeds Central Library and other libraries across West Yorkshire here.

Get guidance and information

We offer one-on-one consultations with specialists and our friendly team, where you can discuss your business ideas and get help to identify the most useful information and resources for you.

Weekly 1-1 information and guidance sessions are available to book via Eventbrite.

You can also Get in touch with us via email to find out more and arrange an appointment outside the weekly 1-1’s.

Attend events and workshops

Access a range of events on offer from the Business & IP Centre Leeds City Region, from business planning to market research, social media and much more. Find online webinars and events near you by visiting the Eventbrite page.

Access exclusive resources

Access a range of exclusive resources and databases to start, run and grow your own business. If you're unsure which resource you're looking for, get in touch with the team to arrange an appointment and to learn how to use the databases. Find out more about our range of databases below.

Start up support


Complete Business Reference Advisor (COBRA) has lots of information for anyone looking to start, run or manage a small business.

Access COBRA at Wakefield Library to:

  • explore hundreds of business profiles and factsheets
  • access industry information and local area profiles

Market research

Get free access to databases that help you understand your market, get industry information and identify potential customers.


IBISWorld provides useful statistics and information on entire industries.

Access IBISWorld at the BIPC Hub, Leeds Central Library to:

  • find industry research reports
  • understand your market
  • understand market risks


Mintel offers leading market research reports on a range of industries.

Access Mintel at the BIPC Hub, Leeds Central Library to:

  • conduct up-to-date market research
  • find out more about your customers
  • help you understand your target market

Company information


Fame is a leading company information database and market research tool.

Access Fame at the BIPC Hub, Leeds Central Library to:

  • research your target market
  • research your competitors
  • build a B2B mailing list
Join a thriving business community in your local library

Contact Us

Libraries Services Wakefield One PO Box 700 Burton Street Wakefield WF1 2EB

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