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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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Bottling up the region’s spirit

Bottling up the region’s spirit

A NORTH EAST entrepreneur is proving he has the bottle to go it alone with the launch of a new micro-distillery in County Durham. Scott Wilson-Laing, was inspired to launch WL Distillery after developing...

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Service launched to take the sting out of family legal fees

Service launched to take the sting out of family legal fees

A LECTURER turned social entrepreneur is helping families and individuals access much-needed financial and support services after working with the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Founded by former University of Sunderland social...

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Recruitment specialist designs his own dream job

Recruitment specialist designs his own dream job

After finding the perfect job for thousands of candidates around the world, North East recruitment expert David Gallagher has finally landed his own dream role – as his own boss. A 15-year career in...

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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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