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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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Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market

Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market

A HUSBAND and wife team with experience of working as a joiner and an architect, have used a gap in the market to set up their own business specialising in Filipino food products. Marc...

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Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics

Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics

A North East health professional who is passionate about improving standards in the aesthetics industry has launched her own treatments clinic. Having worked for the past 30 years as a nurse, midwife and health...

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Baby boutique proves personal service never goes out of fashion

Baby boutique proves personal service never goes out of fashion

Nicol Lamb is adding a bit of pink to The Green in Southwick, Sunderland, after realising her childhood dream to open her own baby boutique. Little Lambs Boutique has certainly been catching the eye of...

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Case study: Sandra Tibbo, The Dogs

Case study: Sandra Tibbo, The Dogs

Sandra’s story “After 34 years in education I was made redundant. I found myself unemployed for the first time in my life. I was very anxious about going to the DWP. On my first...

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Blossoming new business aids local community

Blossoming new business aids local community

A new business owner is using flower power to inspire and educate a variety of North East community groups. Sunderland-based Alison Hunter is combining her love and passion for floristry and her experience in...

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