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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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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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