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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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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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Where are they now?…Fitness expert to launch new venture

The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) are currently taking a trip down memory lane a year later to revisit small businesses that we helped to start up. Phillip Hancock, a local fitness...

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Posture Team chooses Open Space to shape up business

An entrepreneur who visited the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) for help starting his business has taken an Open Space membership as his company grows. Michael White started his company, Posture Team,...

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