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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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What’s next for the office?

What’s next for the office?

4th February 2021

The office changed forever in 2020. Here’s what workplace expert Paul McEldon, Chief Executive at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), expects will happen next when it comes to workspace. Imagine being...

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5 ways the pandemic is shaping the way we work

5 ways the pandemic is shaping the way we work

20th January 2021 |

Is the office really dead? Have we seen the end of the 9-5? What do people now want when it comes to workspace? And how can operators meet those requirements while providing a safe...

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Launching in Lockdown

Launching in Lockdown

14th January 2021 |

By Jeni Smith, Founder, Networking KnoWho It was probably Christmas time 2019 when I knew I didn’t want to return to work after my maternity leave. My daughter was four months old and I...

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Chamber launches 2021 Great Reasons to do business in the North East campaign

Chamber launches 2021 Great Reasons to do business in the North East campaign

5th January 2021 |

By Jonathan Walker, Director of Policy, North East England Chamber of Commerce For over two centuries our region has been at the forefront of innovation right from the light bulb to today’s pioneering scientific...

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Innovation Case Study: Nursem

Innovation Case Study: Nursem

17th December 2020 |

Jonny Philp was within touching distance of the major launch of his startup with high street giant Boots when he turned to the Innovation Programme for help. Ten years of research and development left...

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Innovation Case Study: Mymo

Innovation Case Study: Mymo

17th December 2020 |

Experienced businessman Craig Downs turned to the Innovation Programme to help bring to market his revolutionary idea – wearable tech that recommends your perfect running shoes. Inspired by a personal passion, mymo was an...

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5 things to takeaway from 2020

5 things to takeaway from 2020

9th December 2020

Putting down words today feels pretty different to pre-Covid years. Yet the compulsion to reflect on the year that has passed and what’s to come – is stronger than ever. As is the overwhelming...

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View from the Top

View from the Top

4th December 2020 |

He’s organised mortgages for thousands of Wearside families and businesses, but where does Paul Hampton’s company call home? We take a tour of ‘The Penthouse’ with Approved Mortgage Solutions. Tell us a little about...

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