For our very first episode, join BIPC Podcasting Expert in Residence, and series host Ashleigh King, in a conversation with some of the people behind the Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Northeast:

Episode guests include:

💡 Luke Burton, Service Manager, Community Hubs and Libraries at Newcastle City Council
💡Andy Ditchburn, BIPC Expert in Residence (Website, Brand & Marketing) and Founder/ Creative Director of Perro Design & Communications Limited
💡 John Musham, Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Manager at Newcastle City Council

Luke and John worked together on the launch of the BIPC North East, and Andy was one of the first Experts in Residence, helping many small businesses over his ten years of working with the BIPC.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

💡How the BIPC North East was established by the British Library
💡What we do, our core services and why we do it
💡How we have evolved and expanded across the region serving over 14,000 businesses in the region over the last 10 years
💡Some of our memorable moments
💡Why people, partnerships and collaborations are our strongest asset

For more details:
Head to BIPC North East to find out more about our information services and catchup about our latest news & events:

This podcast has been made possible with the kind sponsorship of the British Library and Newcastle City Council.
🦩Recorded at Flamingo Heights Podcast Studio
💡Executive Producers: Ashleigh King & Sarah Turnbull
🎥Technical Production: Joel Lowson & Krzysztof Furgala
Hashtags: #BIPCPodcast #LetsTalkAbout #BIPCNorthEast

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