City Business Library – Jan 2016 Events

City Business Library is delighted to be a winner of the High Impact award for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015! This is in recognition of the events we hosted during November, which supported business start-up and growth.

January – March Events 

We have just released our first events programme for 2016. Here you will find details of all the events, workshops and 121 sessions running in January, February and March to help you start, grow and improve your business.

In conjunction with our speakers we work hard to bring you these sessions and hope you find our events engaging, supportive and valuable.

International Trade: Focus on West Africa 
Thursday 28th January (14:30 – 16:30)
City Business Library

The Focus on West Africa workshop is presented by East London Export Club. The speakers have a track record of promoting exports and operating international businesses in the region. This workshop brings into focus the real opportunities (and risks) of doing business in a market with average 6% GDP annual growth rate. For more information and to book a place, click here.

Researching Company Information and Creating Mailing Lists
Thursday 14th January (10:30 – 11:30)
City Business Library

Are you looking for business customers or suppliers? Would you like to know how companies are performing? You can learn how to use two of City Business Library’s subscription electronic resources to help you do just that. For more information and to book a place, click here.

Researching the Market for Your Business
Thursday 14th January (14:30 – 15:30)
City Business Library

Do you need information on your market or statistics for your business plan? You can learn how to use some of the City Business Library’s subscription databases to help you find information on your market sector, the major players, trends and forecasts. For more information and to book a place, click here.

UK Newsstand

Did you know that with a City of London library card you can get remote access to UK Newsstand? This resource contains text from all the national newspapers. About 300 regional newspapers are also included. Library membership is free – to find out more about how to join, click here. showcases British products and services in over 100 global markets making it easy for global buyers to source British products. It is a unique business to business platform developed in association with the government’s UK Trade & Investment department and plugs into their global UKTI network, accessing global markets and buyers.  To find out more, visit