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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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Christine tastes sweet success

Christine tastes sweet success

An entrepreneur has turned her love of baking into a new business in Sunderland. Christine Meynell, 54 of Sunderland launched Truffle Kerfuffle in March 2017 with the help of the North East Business and...

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Business takes entrepreneur to new heights

Business takes entrepreneur to new heights

A North East business is off to a flying start with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Colin Young, 51, from Sunderland, visited the BIC’s business start-up advisers after...

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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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