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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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Start up sculpts business success

Start up sculpts business success

By Andy Brown, business adviser: We see a variety of start up businesses here at the BIC and I had the pleasure of working with Keith Lynn as he set up K L Metal Art....

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Learn Spanish pronto

By Janice Marsh, business adviser: We continue to be amazed by the creativity of the start-up businesses we help and Pronto Spanish is no exception. Founded by Jill Wright after she moved back to...

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Something old, something new in start-up vintage venture

Something old, something new in start-up vintage venture

A vintage furniture shop has opened its doors on new premises in Fulwell after receiving help from the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). Elizabeth Lillie took redundancy from the council, where she’d...

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A step in the right direction for The Foot Lady

After coming to the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) for business advice, The Foot Lady has surpassed expectations with its growing success. The Foot Lady is Kirsty Brunt, who is a Foot...

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Sports business fighting fit after help from the North East BIC

Sports business fighting fit after help from the North East BIC

A primary school teacher quit her job after having an epiphany moment to follow her dream to increase children’s participation and enjoyment in the world of sport. Angela Karamath visited the North East Business...

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