Haringey’s entrepreneurs and budding businesses owners will soon benefit from a new service offering support and advice to start-ups and fledgling businesses in the borough.

Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL), a new three-year pilot project, will deliver free and low-cost business support to Haringey entrepreneurs in five of the borough’s libraries - Coombes Croft, Hornsey Central, Marcus Garvey, St Ann’s and Wood Green.

Haringey Council is one of 10 London Boroughs to receive funding.

The project is led by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre and will provide walk-in access to a vast range of business information resources as well as dedicated, face-to-face support for start-up entrepreneurs – all free of charge.

The centres will be offering quarterly workshops and business support services as well as hosting local events for entrepreneurs and creating a network of peer support. The project launched across the 10 selected London Boroughs on Thursday, May 2, with the first Haringey workshops being held on 11 and 12 June.

Specialist training will be given to librarians, who will work alongside newly-appointed SME Champions to deliver a regular programme of free and low-cost workshops together with face-to-face advice and confidential business information sessions.