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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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Klaire Ferry: Celebrating 20 years in business

Klaire Ferry: Celebrating 20 years in business

Here at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), we have seen thousands of individuals come through the doors to receive advice on self-employment. Once they have started their own business, we tend...

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Five Questions with…Sean Fraser

Five Questions with…Sean Fraser

Having a passion for something can often give people the desire to become an entrepreneur and start their own business.  This was no exception for Sean Fraser who established Top Corner USA Limited in...

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Five star rating for start-up client

Coffee Grams are celebrating after receiving a five star rating from Sunderland City Council just nine weeks after it opened in Houghton-Le-Spring. Owner Susan Ingram has worked in catering all her life but always...

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Start up client delivers results

According to NatWest Entrepreneurship Monitor, 27 per cent of Britons believe that now is a good time to set up their own business. When I first met Natasha McDonough earlier this year, she too...

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Brothers climb ladder to start up success

Family businesses represent a vital part of the UK economy and there are many reasons to go into business with relatives. As well as leaving a legacy for your family you represent a strong...

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