Information clinics

Our staff provide free hour-long advice sessions to talk through your ideas in confidence, helping you to develop your business ideas and business plan.

Who is it for? 

Anyone with a definite idea of what your business or product will be, and wish to find information and advisory services that will enable you to progress your idea and take it to market. This is a service for early-stage businesses only.   

Book a business session

Book an Intellectual Property session (trade marks,copyright, designs, patents)


If you can't book a date

You can get help from our business and IP experts at our enquiry desk in the Centre. We are open Monday to Thursday (09.30 - 20.00), Friday and Saturday (09.30 - 17.00). They can help you to find the information you need for your business idea. You just need a free reader pass.


What other options are there? 

There may be alternative services which would more suitable for you. To talk about the viability of your business plans with an experienced entrepreneur, you can apply for a session with one of our business planning partners. 

You can also attend one of our workshops or events in the Business & IP Centre for help on specific business areas, on everything from marketing to intellectual property.

If you are an established business looking to grow, applying for our Innovating for Growth programme may be more appropriate.   


If you are an established business looking to grow, our Innovating for Growth programme may be more appropriate.    
If you are an established business looking to grow, our Innovating for Growth programme may be more appropriate.    

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