Libraries supporting start ups, entrepreneurs and jobseekers across the north west

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From start up to market...

Meet social entrepreneur Duncan Swainsbury from Bounceback Foods.

Duncan used his experience of volunteering in foodbanks and admiration of the ‘One for one’ business model to create a social enterprise that would tackle food poverty.

He came to a Start Up Engines event 18 months ago and now he's giving TedX talks!

Watch Duncan's talk online


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Looking for work?
Changing career?

Take a look at our info for Jobseekers and prepare for success! Don't forget libraries can be your office - research industries and companies, read about how to write a winning CV, and use a PC to apply online.


Sonia Ayaz

Sonia is our Library Entrepreneur at Manchester Central Library!

Read her blog and find out how libraries are helping her to launch her cruelty-free range of handbags.

sonia's blog


Our service

Ask About Business is a partnership between twelve library authorities across the north west.

Led by Manchester Libraries, Information & Archives service, Ask About Business provides information through libraries to support:

  • Pre-start and new businesses
  • SMEs
  • Jobseekers
  • Consumers
  • Inventors
  • Business students


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