Looking for an office?
Flexible workspace from as little as £49 per week.
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Starting a business?
Free one-to-one business advice from our expert advisers.
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Workspace for all
Offices, coworking, meeting rooms, labs, and industrial.
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Unlocking innovation
Grant funding and advice for eligible businesses across the region.
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Space to build a better business

Through its unique support packages and workspaces, the BIC has helped over 4,000 people set up businesses since its formation in 1994, creating 7,500 jobs and providing the flexible workspace required for over 1,000 businesses to innovate and grow.

Today, the BIC is home to 326 businesses across its three centres in Sunderland, Darlington and Washington.

Flexible workspace

Expert advisers

Free parking

3 superb locations

Workspace for all

We take pride in our flexibility. From providing collaborative spaces for the self-employed, to catering for businesses with multiple teams, we can make space for any SME.

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Support & knowledge

From starting your business to scaling, becoming a social enterprise to securing funding to bring new products and services to market, our experts can help your business innovate and grow.

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As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we continually reinvest the money we make into launching new services and facilities to ensure the region’s businesses and entrepreneurs have the tools they need.


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“Thanks to the team at the North East BIC – we could not wish for a more supportive and encouraging landlord. We are lucky to be part of this great community in Sunderland that you guys have created.”

Will Fatherley / Profire Safety & Training Ltd

Get your business off to a flying start...

Free workshops with everything you need to know about starting a business.

*These workshops are available for anyone setting up a business in Tyne & Wear, Durham or Northumberland.

Business Start Up Workshops
Innovation Support and Grant Funding

Innovation grant funding

Funding and expert support to help North East SMEs bring innovative new products and services to market.

Social Enterprise - Chris Nutman

Innovate for Good incubator

Fully funded support and funding to help social entrepreneurs change the world by doing business for good.

Meeting Space Sunderland

Meeting rooms

Professional conference facilities and meeting spaces to suit the needs of any business.

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