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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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Breakfree Counselling Celebrates Milestone with new Premises

Breakfree Counselling Celebrates Milestone with new Premises

A PAIR of entrepreneurial counsellors are celebrating their first year in business by expanding their premises. Tracy Woodhouse and Helen Lumley set up their service Breakfree Counselling, based at the North East Business and Innovation Centre...

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Heartfelt art hopes to spread love to the masses

Heartfelt art hopes to spread love to the masses

A SUNDERLAND artist who found comfort in art following the unexpected death of her sister, has set up a business she hopes will help others cope with grief and loss. Karen Hughes, a 40-year old laundry...

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Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market

Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market

A HUSBAND and wife team with experience of working as a joiner and an architect, have used a gap in the market to set up their own business specialising in Filipino food products. Marc...

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Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics

Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics

A North East health professional who is passionate about improving standards in the aesthetics industry has launched her own treatments clinic. Having worked for the past 30 years as a nurse, midwife and health...

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Baby boutique proves personal service never goes out of fashion

Baby boutique proves personal service never goes out of fashion

Nicol Lamb is adding a bit of pink to The Green in Southwick, Sunderland, after realising her childhood dream to open her own baby boutique. Little Lambs Boutique has certainly been catching the eye of...

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