At BIPC North East we provide free access to business and IP support and information services to anyone based in the North East LEP area – Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland or County Durham.

If you are not from these areas, here’s where you’ll find support:

Tees Valley LEP area

If your business is based in the Tees Valley LEP area – Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland or Darlington – BIPC Tees Valley should be your first port of call for free to access support and information.

To visit their website for details, click the link below.

BIPC Tees Valley


Elswhere in the UK

There is a national network of BIPCs, supported by the British Library Business & IP Centre. If you are not based in the North East of England, click the link below to visit British Library’s list of regional centres to find one near you.

BIPC National Network


Get in touch with BIPC North East

Contact us today if you’re interested in receiving business support. We'll help give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to grow and protect your business.

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