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The BIC is home to over 140 businesses and with 1,000 people working on our 14 acre site and many more visiting it on a daily basis. We have developed a wide range of services to fit the needs of businesses both large and small. See what our clients think.


“I found Ron inspirational, he talked me through all the ups and downs of running my own business and that allowed me to make an informed choice as to whether this programme was for me. I attended courses on marketing and finance and met lots of like-minded people and made good contacts.

Sandra Tibbo, The Dogs

“Good place to go to get information for a business idea. Helped me with a business plan and information on where to set up. Advised on funding and gave me the information on how to find a good place to open and get myself up and running in new adventure.” 

Gail Templeton Cunningham

“Thank you for all of your help – I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your encouragement. Went for a canicross and bikejor to differentiate the business following my catch up with you and that’s what made the business fly!”

Sian Swift

Meeting rooms

“Looking for a training venue in Sunderland, then look no further than the BIC. The facilities are fantastic and the staff are super-helpful, thank you Ladies.”

Jayson Gurney, The Media Consultancy


“The BIC have supported us since the early stages of the business and are now providing me with an ideal space to expand. The flexible lease terms available are hugely important to a growing business such as ours. It allows you to plan for unexpected times.”

Sharon Lashley, Enviro UK Consultants

“Our move to a multi-purpose business centre comes at a crucial time for us as a growing company. The additional support services available at the BIC, in particular their international connections and projects, will no doubt benefit us as we look to distribute our products more widely.

“The Centre Manager has been brilliant during the refurbishment of our new office and has considered our needs during each stage.”

John Kelleher, Cellnutrition

“The move to the BIC presents us with new opportunities to collaborate due to the variety of businesses it has on-site and the regular networking events it hosts.

“Having the permanent office also gives us the opportunity to expand as a business as it will enable us to take on additional projects and recruit staff.”

Mark Bell, Second Draft


“I would most definitely recommend the Erasmus programme to aspiring or newly established businesses. It’s been an excellent experience and the support I have received from the BIC has been brilliant.”

Francesca Birch