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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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International bodyguard puts down roots in Sunderland

International bodyguard puts down roots in Sunderland

After a career protecting the lives of everyone from the most vulnerable to the world’s most powerful, Harry Welshman has finally put down roots in Sunderland where he’s launched his own security business. When...

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Legal Eagle swoops in on law change

Legal Eagle swoops in on law change

A FAST-THINKING solicitor has revealed how she continued to deliver much-needed legal support during the pandemic. Rebecca Calvert, a former partner at a large North East law firm, set up her own mobile legal...

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A start-up with a face fit for purpose

A start-up with a face fit for purpose

A HEALTH and safety expert, who has lost several family members to work-related respiratory diseases, is helping prevent others from falling victim to similar illnesses. Paul Ness, 57, from Washington, launched SafeNess Safety Support...

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Julie’s own career change inspires business

Julie’s own career change inspires business

A former lecturer who landed her job after returning to the classroom in her 30s has launched a business to help others make a career change. Back in 2004 Sunderland mum Julie Welsh was...

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Creative surgeries prove a welcome gift

Creative surgeries prove a welcome gift

A LEADERSHIP trainer turned entrepreneur has praised a popular business support programme that helped her realise her own potential during the pandemic. Having spent many years working with some of the world’s biggest brands,...

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