The Business & IP Centre will support you through each stage of your development and growth. This support includes expert advice from one of our industry partners. Business & IP Centre partners provide free one-to-one advice about many aspects of business, including: marketing your business, increasing your sales, and improving your business management. Our partners also offer support and guidance by running networking and advice-led events. The advice you’ll receive from our partners will help you improve the performance of your business. Let one of our experts help you with:

Branding your idea

A strong brand represents the values of your business and its potential for growth. It helps you establish your identity against the identities of your competitors. Marketing professionals like Andy Ditchburn can help you develop a brand that is fit for purpose now and for your future aspirations. Our partners at Three Motion can teach you how to use digital video to develop your brand.

Marketing your idea

Launching your product or service is more complicated than just making a press statement or releasing a print advertisement. In today’s tech-savvy world, marketing has embraced social media, SEO, and real-time bidding. Experts like website designer Mitch Clarkson can help you improve your online presence, identify in which areas you should invest your budget and your resources, and they can teach you skills you can use to keep your marketing costs to a minimum.

Legal advice

Many inventors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders neglect their legal matters until emergency strikes. The Business & IP Centre works closely with experts from Ward HadawayBond Dickinson, and Atkinson & Co. These experts provide one-to-one legal advice on subjects which range from IP infringement to business contracts, and they can help you prepare your business against legal issues you might encounter in the future. Our legal experts are available to meet by appointment in the Business & IP Centre.


To see all of our one-to-one advisers, please click here.


The Business & IP Centre can help you beyond practical support: we feature successful businesses that we’ve worked with as case studies on the Business & IP Centre website, in the Centre’s promotional display plinths, and in our marketing and media materials.