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How we’re continuing to improve our green credentials

How we’re continuing to improve our green credentials 16th September 2021

Here at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continuing to review our business practices, by investing in our operations and championing...

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Donna proves you don’t have to be barking mad to set up a side business

Donna proves you don’t have to be barking mad to set up a side business 13th September 2021

Ever wondered if you should set up your own side-line business, but unsure about the workload? Our centre manager Donna was just like you until she was inspired during the pandemic to take the...

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The pros and cons of hybrid working

The pros and cons of hybrid working 31st August 2021

It’s the term we’re all talking about and something that will continue to be a topic of conversation for businesses post-pandemic. Although hybrid working existed before the start of the first lockdown in March...

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What is hybrid working and what does it mean for me?

What is hybrid working and what does it mean for me? 6th August 2021

Flexible forms of working have become more prevalent since the start of the pandemic and an increased number of businesses are looking towards hybrid working. Workplaces are evolving and investing in new ways of...

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The health benefits of walking

The health benefits of walking 29th July 2021

The pandemic has given us all a new appreciation of the importance of wellbeing and work-life balance. During lockdown many of us found ways to build exercise and time outdoors into our working day...

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Investing in our people

Investing in our people 18th May 2021

The BIC is proud to announce that we have retained the ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognised Quality Management System that ensures we meet the requirements that provide the foundation to better customer satisfaction,...

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Join us for National Walking Month

Join us for National Walking Month 14th May 2021

Did you know May is National Walking Month? This year it’s coordinated by Living Streets, which is encouraging those who can, to try walking for 20 minutes each day and participate in the #Try20...

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Welcome back to the BIC – but not as you knew it

Welcome back to the BIC – but not as you knew it 23rd April 2021

Heading back to the BIC? There are a few nice surprises in store to help keep that work/life balance in check. Centre Manager Donna Surtees explains. We can’t wait to welcome tenants and clients...

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Redundant to running my own business

Redundant to running my own business 23rd February 2021

We’ve done it – so can you Unsure about the security of your job? Could becoming your own boss be the answer? We talk to two entrepreneurs who turned redundancy into opportunity and say...

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Could self-employment be the answer you’re looking for?

Could self-employment be the answer you’re looking for? 15th February 2021

Unsure about the security of your job? Could becoming your own boss be the answer? Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), explains how the pandemic is...

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