Business Events

The Hive is a valuable centre for businesses, as a provider of specialist resources and as a meeting and training venue.

Impress your customers and colleagues by holding your meeting in The Hive using one of the eight meeting rooms or the 50 seater studio, perfect for conferences or for large presentations.

The dedicated Business Centre is located on Level 2 of The Hive. The Centre is an access point for specialist resources, features a collection of well-appointed meeting rooms, all equipped with the latest technology and is the venue for regular business breakfast meetings, workshops and drop-in sessions.

Upcoming events:

Ignite: Celebrating Women in Business
Wednesday 20 March, 6pm-8:30pm

Inspired by the 2024 International Women's Day theme 'Invest in Women', The Hive is proud to welcome six local female business owners for a panel discussion about their experiences in the world of business. The panel will talk about their journeys in starting and running their own businesses, the highs and lows they've encountered along the way and the challenges faced specifically by women in the world of business. This event aims to empower, inspire, and support those looking to find the motivation they need to start or grow their business.

There will also be an opportunity to network with likeminded women and a Q&A session with the panellists. Tea and coffee will be provided - please bring a reusable cup if you're able.

Book your free place here.

Meet the Panel:

Dr Emma Philpott MBE
CEO of IASME, Founder and Manager or the UK Cyber Security Forum who was awarded an MBE for services to cyber security.

Claire Hill
Founder of Hill HR, looking after over 300 small businesses across the UK with a team of 3, and mum to two teenagers.

Suki Pantal
Culinary educator, cookbook author and Founder of Suki's Curries and Spices, a blend of her Indian heritage and culinary expertise.

Catt Standen
Visual Artist, Curator and Creative, featured in three issues of British VOGUE and, most recently, Creative Director of Worcester's Starlight Lantern Parade 2023.

Lucy Barkas
Leadership and Team Development Coach and Author, Founder of 3WH with a mission is to empower leaders and teams through coaching, consultancy and experiential development programmes.

Angela Podmore, Strategic Consultant, Pearl Comms & PR
Nearing 40 years experience in PR consultancy, with experience and accolades spanning almost every sector, discipline, medium and territory.

Business & IP Centre (BIPC)

Worcestershire libraries are the home of Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Worcestershire, providing free and accessible business advice, support, information and resources you can trust to help you on your business journey.

Whether you’re just starting out, need advice on protecting your assets, or are ready to take the next step in your business journey, Business & IP Centre Worcestershire can help.

BIPC run regular webinars, 1-1 appointments and events to support you and your business. We also subscribe to valuable market and company intelligence that can help you to strengthen and expand your business. Visit to find out more.