Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Kanya King MOBO: Leeds screening 27th Oct 2015

Join us to celebrate the contribution of Black British entrepreneurs and creative talent in the UK today and take this unique opportunity to question the panel on the secrets of their success.
Our local speaker is Sheila Grant:

“As well as being the owner of Chapeltown’s successful Caribbean takeaway/restaurant “The Dutch Pot” Sheila Grant provides assistance to local business start-ups through her role with Chapeltown Development Trust Ltd., using the business acumen and practical knowledge she has acquired throughout her career.”

The Leeds screening is taking place at The Reginald Centre

263 Chapeltown Road
Leeds LS7 3EX
Doors open 5.45pm and finishes at 8pm

details of the London Speakers below:


Monday, 22 June 2015

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design 6/7

Leeds Screening: Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design
Monday 6 July, 17:45-21:00
Leeds Central Library
Are you a business owner with a design focus and ambitious plans? 
Local entrepreneur Ben Lawton, founder of Custom Controllers shares his business advice and introduces the Leeds screening of Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Making it by Design.
The panel discussion featuring leading creative businesses includes homeware designer Sophie Conran, Paper Tree founder Safia Minney MBE, co-founder of Joseph Joseph Anthony Joseph and founder of the fashion label Ghost Tanye Sarne will be live screened from London

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Got a brilliant idea that needs protecting? 8th June

Got a brilliant idea that needs protecting?
Have a free one-to-one consultation with a registered patent attorney

Monday 8th June
Business & IP Centre
Central Library, Leeds, LS1 3AB
Tel (0113) 2478266

Friday, 15 May 2015

Developing a new product? Free one to one advice 20th May

Business resources & an introduction to Intellectual Property 19th May

Find out more at the Enterprise Club



Business resources & an introduction to Intellectual Property

Tuesday 19th May 18.00 – 19.30

3rd Floor Meeting Room, Central Library

T: 0113 2478 266 E:
To Book:

Friday, 17 April 2015

Advice Sessions Free bookable one-to-one sessions available within Business & IP Centre Leeds.

Business and IP Information Clinics
Book a confidential session with a member of our information team:
• discuss what protection may be appropriate for your products and services. 
• find out about the registration process for patents, trade marks, designs or copyright.
• free patent and trade mark search advice also available.
• find out about business resources and services available within the centre and locally.
Business advice sessions
Delivered by Pamela Beaton, Business Manager at WGN Chartered Accountants
These sessions are ideal for business start-ups and established businesses seeking advice in any of the following
• start-up issues
• business plans
• growing your business
• funding opportunities
• sign-posting to business support in Leeds
Funding for Growth
Delivered by Gareth Allen from RedSky Finance
Gareth’s sessions will enable you to find out about the range of funding options available, how your business can
benefit from them and the considerations that need to be made before financial commitment. Advice on finance in
the following areas is available:
• how much money you will need to set up your business
• finance for machinery
• paying employees
• advertising and marketing
• website development
Accountancy advice
Delivered by Richard Munoz from WGN Chartered Accountants
These sessions are ideal for both start-ups and established businesses requiring information in the following areas:
• help with book-keeping
• advice on taxation
• VAT rules and regulations
• preparing tax returns
• choosing the right legal status for your business
• legal aspects of protecting your products and services
Intellectual Property clinics
Delivered by a CIPA Patent Attorney
Attending an IP clinic offers the opportunity of a free confidential one-to-one consultation with a registered CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) patent attorney to discuss protecting your IP including:
• ascertaining whether your product, name or logo is protectable
• legal aspects of protecting your products and services
• costs involved in protecting your products and services
Innovator in residence
Delivered by Roger Tipple of Tipple Associates
Roger has a great deal of experience working with individual inventors and companies, enabling them to get new ideas off the ground and develop new products. Arrange an appointment with our Innovator in Residence if you are:
• struggling to know where to take your ideas
• looking for ways to develop new products
• considering how to get your product to market
Find out more about these sessions and book your place through
BIPC Leeds – 0113 2478266

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Start your own business with the Leeds enterprise club, sessions starting 5th May 2015

Start your own business with the Leeds enterprise club, sessions starting 5th May 2015 available for booking now at Leeds central library


Free Business Advice Sessions to help you grow and develop your business

Business Advice Sessions
to help you grow and develop your business
Free advice from Pamela Beaton – Business Manager at WGN
Next session Thursday 23rd April 2015 
To book a one-to-one appointment
Tel: +44 (0) 113 247 8266 Email:

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Has the Business & IP Centre made a difference to you and your business?

Has the Business & IP Centre made a difference to you and your business?

Complete our user survey and tell us your thoughts on the Centre and it’s services. Every  entrant will be included in a prize draw to win one of five iPads

To complete the survey go to:
Please complete your responses by 14 April

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Inspiring Entrepreneurs Growing Pains and Gains 23rd Feb

The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme is now open to applications

The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs

Programme is now open to applications. If you have an idea that can make a difference in your community, we want to hear from you - we're looking for nearly 300 social entrepreneurs from across the country to form our 2013 cohort. The programme offers a place on one of the School for Social Entrepreneurs' innovative learning programmes, as well as a grant to help you develop and grow your project - £4,000 if you are just starting up or £15,000 if you have any existing organisation.

The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme is now open for applications until 2nd April 2015 and you can find out more by coming to one of our Taster Days!
Sheffield: Monday 9th March 2015 - 11am-1pm - University Of Sheffield Enterprise (USE), 210 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4AE
Gateshead: Tuesday 10th March 2015 - 1pm-3pm - Bensham Grove Community Centre, Sidney Grove, Gateshead NE8 2XD
Bradford: Thursday 26th March 2015 - 10am-12pm - Foodworks Cafe, Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, Bradford BD1 4TY
Sunderland: Thursday 26th March 2015 - 11am-1pm - Gentoo, Sunderland

Places are limited, so please go to this link to book yourself in to one of the above Taster Days! taster details

For full details of the programme, please click this link 

More information:

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Free Digital Skills Masterclasses, Leeds

Our digital skills programme will help your business become fluent in digital marketing and social media.
Superfast West Yorkshire is running a series of master classes with leading industry professionals on how to make the most of being online for your business.
Being online can save small businesses time and money, and it can be done quickly and cheaply without IT expertise.
We have a series of events which are free to sign up to if your business is within the Leeds City Region area.
To book an event or to find out more information
email or call 0845 144 0040

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Leeds screening: Inspiring Entrepreneurs 23rd Feb 2015

Speed of growth can take you by surprise and feel overwhelming. If you're a business owner with ambitious plans, take this opportunity to come and meet like-minded entrepreneurs and get practical tips and inspiration for your growth strategy.
Let us help you recognise the growing pains and turn them into gains.
The panel discussion will be streamed live from the British Library in London, after you’ve heard from local entrepreneur Eric Hawthorn from Radio Design Ltd in Leeds. Plus, you can put your questions to all speakers and network with other local businesses.
Local speaker:
Eric Hawthorn, Radio Design Ltd

 Via Live Webcast

  • Paul Lindley, founder of Ella's Kitchen
  • Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company
  • Eamon FitzGerald, Managing Director of Naked Wines  

Monday, 5 January 2015

Webinars: Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, designs and copyright)

Free webinars on IP in 2015

An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it’s an invention, a brand name or a song.
These sessions will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business:
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Registered designs
  • Copyright
Please note that these are online events
These webinars are funded by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

Event details

Who should attend? This event is open to entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, pre-start businesses and anyone who is interested in protecting their ideas.
Place: Online
Cost: Free
How to Book:
Register for Introducing Trade Marks
Register for Introducing Patents
Register for Introducing Registered Designs
Register for Introducing Copyright

Event dates

Fri 16 January 2015, 13.00 - 14.00
Fri 13 February 2015, 13.00 - 14.00
Fri 13 March 2015, 13.00 - 14.00