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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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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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Upcycling specialist proves a class act

Upcycling specialist proves a class act

A former Teacher whose passion for upcycling led her to launch her own business two years ago is set to go full circle, with ambitions to launch dedicated workshops later this year to teach her skills...

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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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