Workshops and events

We offer a wide range of free or low cost workshops and events at the British Library, St Pancras. If you can’t physically come to the Library you can still take advantage of our expertise by registering for one of our regular webinars, from wherever you are in the world.

Advance booking for all our workshops is essential.   If you have to cancel, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance via our online form or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7412 7901. 

Upcoming workshops & events

Webinar FREE

Webinar: Introduction to trade mark searching

This webinar explains the basics behind trade mark protection and how to use free web databases.


Get media coverage for your business on a budget

Get your business in the media. Learn the tools to do your own publicity for your small business.


How to sell without being 'salesy'

Learn how to get customers to buy from you without being a typical sales salesperson.


Marketing masterclass

This workshop is suitable for owners of small and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs, freelancers, those who work in marketing, marketing students at university or anyone with an interest in SME marketing.

All business events

Presenting with confidence masterclass - Level 2

Learn to present with confidence

Panel Discussion FREE

Profit with Purpose - The Good Stuff

Lessons and advice on what it takes to launch a socially impactful product from the founders of Juta Shoes, Ohyo, Callaly and Aerende.


How do I start using social media for business?

Learn how to develop a social media strategy and see a variety of free software tools to help you along the way.

Workshop FREE

How can I protect a business idea?

Learn how intellectual property can protect you and help you profit from your business idea.


Four basic research methods for business start-ups

Discover four basic business research methods you can use to ascertain whether your new business idea has the potential to succeed in competitive markets.

How does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 affect me and my business?

What does the Intellectual Property Act 2014 cover? Find out how it is modernising UK intellectual property law, most notably design and patent laws.

What are intellectual property rights?

Discover the UK intellectual property (IP) rights available, ranging from your automatic intellectual property rights to those you have to apply for.

Fair use copyright explained

What constitutes fair dealing in UK copyright law? Discover the core areas of fair use, allowing for the lawful usage or reproduction of work without permission

All business articles