start up day

Start Up Day 2021

It’s back! Live and in person in Manchester Central Library

We are back for 2021 with our biggest day of the year, Start-Up Day. This year we are focusing on the theme of Sustainability in business.

Whether you’re just starting out, or are ready to take the next step, join us in person at Manchester Central Library and experience a day full of activities, information and networking.

Registration from 10am

10.30 – 11.15

Alex Shaw from Kickback Coffee

How I’m Making My Business Sustainable

11.30 – 12.30

Patricia Shea

Saving Resources: Manufacturing On Demand for Creatives


1.15 – 2.00

Vic Elizabeth Turnbull

Podcasting: Getting Your Green Business Heard

2.00 – 2.45

Joseph Mountain, Future Fashion Fair

Sustainable fashion: From Producer to Consumer

2.45 – 3.25

Duncan Swainsbury, Bounceback Food

Fair and Ethical: Fighting Food Poverty with Sustainable Supply Chains

3.25 – 3.55

Rose Marley, CEO of CoOperatives UK (via BIPCTV)

Co-operation Is The Way Forward!

Plus find out how we can help your business access over £5 Million worth of business resources and tools.

You can also access Start-Up Day online via the British Library’s National Network schedule of inspirational talks and sessions.

Following the event we will send you a feedback form, please complete it as it helps us monitor the success of our events. This is facilitated by our third party processor; Reason Digital Limited using their Impact Reporting Too

The British Library and BIPC Greater Manchester are leading a revolution by inspiring a thriving community of new and existing business owners. It’s free to join and open to everyone.


Nov 11 2021


10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square, M2 5PD


Business & IP Centre Greater Manchester
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