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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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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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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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