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Case Studies

The  North East BIC’s business advisers have a wealth of experience and have helped many on their path to self employment. See below for some examples of our most recent success stories.

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Business Success drawn from hobby

Business Success drawn from hobby

A talented artist has started a new caricatures business in Sunderland with support from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Helen Wardropper, 37, from Sunderland made the courageous decision to turn her...

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Kalma yoga bolsters baby development

Kalma yoga bolsters baby development

Kalma Baby launches in Newcastle with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Nadia Smith of East Boldon hosts a variety of classes at the Newcastle branch, aiding the development...

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Ian engineers himself a new career path

Ian engineers himself a new career path

A former SSI engineer has launched a new business in Sunderland with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Following a 30 year career in the steel industry, Ian Baillie...

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Dave declares war on unemployment

Dave declares war on unemployment

A talented war gamer has started his own business with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). David Ayre, 31, turned his hobby into a business in May designing and...

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Start Up business hits the right note

Start Up business hits the right note

Newcastle University graduate Catherine Hanlon has started a business with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Catherine, 23 from Peterlee, launched In Harmony Music Tuition and Performance in April,...

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