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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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Dadinha’s now doing it for herself

Dadinha’s now doing it for herself

After 15 years of running restaurants for other people, Dadinha Carvalho is now doing it for herself after opening her own café in Newcastle. It was a family holiday spent answering work calls that...

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Case Study: Odin Valley

Case Study: Odin Valley

“I originally contacted the BIC in 2018 regarding setting up my own private hire dog park business in East Boldon. I was quickly introduced to Victoria Moodie who I met on a couple of...

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Nicol Lamb: The Little Lambs Boutique

Nicol Lamb: The Little Lambs Boutique

Sunderland-based Nicol Lamb had always dreamt of opening her own baby boutique and did just that in December 2018 when she launched The Little Lambs Boutique in the city. Nicol celebrated her first successful...

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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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