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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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Globetrotting husband and wife inspired to embark on restaurant venture

Globetrotting husband and wife inspired to embark on restaurant venture

A husband and wife team have opened a new clean-eating restaurant in Seaham. Paul and Linda Barron, who are adventurers at heart, launched Clean Bean restaurant after being inspired from their travels around the...

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Redundancy results in beautiful business venture

Redundancy results in beautiful business venture

A high-end beauty salon in South Tyneside has been taken over by experienced beauty therapists. With over 60 years of combined experience in the beauty sector, Beverley Brown and Tracey Lilburn have launched Cleadon...

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North East engineers launch high-end manufacturing firm targeting oil and gas industry

North East engineers launch high-end manufacturing firm targeting oil and gas industry

A group of experienced engineers have capitalised on redundancy to launch a high-end manufacturing business. The new Washington-based firm, Triotec, was recently born out of 70 years of combined experience from its directors: Andrew...

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Sunderland publicist launches new business attracting worldwide clients

Sunderland publicist launches new business attracting worldwide clients

  A new business in Sunderland is working with high-profile authors from across the globe to help publicise their work. Born out of a passion for reading, Confessions Publicity was launched by Nev Murray...

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Niche Pet-sitting service slithers into Sunderland

Niche Pet-sitting service slithers into Sunderland

A scientist has recently launched a pet-sitting service with a difference. Helen Glenwright has created Cosy Chameleon, a pet-sitting and boarding service in Sunderland which not only cares for common household pets like cats,...

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