The North East Business and Innovation Centre is an organisation which exists to service businesses of all sizes at all stages. Our experienced advisers help hundreds of businesses to start up each year, and the 14-acre BIC site can accommodate over 160 companies in purpose-built offices and work spaces.

We also offer an array of technical resources and support services, as well as superb meeting / conference facilities fitted with the latest video conferencing equipment.

Established in 1994, our facilities have grown in line with the needs of industry and include specific incubator units to help nurture aspiring businesses. We also offer immediate support, information and advice on any enterprise-related issues.

The BIC also has excellent links with a wide range of organisations on a regional, national and international level ensuring our clients benefit from access to the latest business opportunities.

The North East BIC offers a range of first-class meeting and conference rooms. To ensure flexibility on these facilities, delegate rates and half day / full day packages are available at competitive rates. Discounts are also available for BIC clients located on-site.

All of our rooms are purpose-built for comfort and convenience. The BIC also provides an extremely convenient location for business in the North East, reachable within minutes by car from both the A19 and A1.

The BIC also offers independent business support services which have helped thousands on the road to self-employment and entrepreneurial success.

Advice is available on all aspects of business planning, and a range of specialist subjects, including marketing, new product development, funding sources, financial and legal issues.

In addition, help is on hand to find suitable premises for your business. Whether you require office space, storage space or hybrid accommodation we can help to find the right location.

As part of our business support provisions, we regularly stage training courses, workshops and seminars on a variety of issues relating to starting up and developing business.