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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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A rainbow of hope forms during the Covid storm

A rainbow of hope forms during the Covid storm

A NEWLY opened sensory play centre has been praised for providing a ray of hope to children and adults with disabilities during the pandemic. Rainbows Sensory Space, based on Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, officially...

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Taking a dive pays off for pandemic start-up

Taking a dive pays off for pandemic start-up

A GLOBE-TROTTING diver has made a big splash of a different kind during lockdown, helping hundreds of North East families cut down on plastic waste. Helen Wilson travelled on and off for the past...

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Lockdown unmasks hidden entrepreneurial talents

Lockdown unmasks hidden entrepreneurial talents

  The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) is on a mission to inspire and drive entrepreneurial activity and accelerate innovation in Sunderland. During lockdown many people have found their un-tapped talents and the BIC...

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Scott Wilson: WL Distillery

Scott Wilson: WL Distillery

Why did you become an entrepreneur? What was your drive? I think the main reasons I became an entrepreneur was to develop some ideas and interests I had which I was unable to realise...

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New city centre retailer comes up smelling of roses

New city centre retailer comes up smelling of roses

A husband and wife duo have seen their new business bloom during the lockdown gloom, after opening a new family-run store in Sunderland city centre. Frederick and Jennifer Dawson – who together boast over...

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