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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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Young entrepreneur acts to follow dream

Young entrepreneur acts to follow dream

A passionate actor based in Sunderland is following his dream as a theatre maker with support from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Jordan Lee Carling, 23 from Sunderland, launched his career...

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Get outdoors and Discover Edventure

Get outdoors and Discover Edventure

A former PE teacher has embarked upon an adventurous and inspiring journey of his own. Neil Travis who previously headed the Sports Department at Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland has launched his own...

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Christine tastes sweet success

Christine tastes sweet success

An entrepreneur has turned her love of baking into a new business in Sunderland. Christine Meynell, 54 of Sunderland launched Truffle Kerfuffle in March 2017 with the help of the North East Business and...

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Business takes entrepreneur to new heights

Business takes entrepreneur to new heights

A North East business is off to a flying start with the help of the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Colin Young, 51, from Sunderland, visited the BIC’s business start-up advisers after...

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Business Success drawn from hobby

Business Success drawn from hobby

A talented artist has started a new caricatures business in Sunderland with support from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Helen Wardropper, 37, from Sunderland made the courageous decision to turn her...

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