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Sunderland entrepreneur ready to face further growth with North East BIC support

A North East entrepreneur is set to grow her business despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Beverley Ashton is set to expand her beauty business River View Clinic nearly a year after moving to a new location.

River View Clinic, which specialises in providing clients with information and treatments to support the ageing process, moved from its original city centre base to a riverside unit at the North East BIC in March last year.

Despite the pandemic disrupting her business, Beverley Clinic has managed to research and develop new treatments and is set to grow her enterprise.

Beverley explained: “Covid has obviously affected how I’ve been able to operate the clinic but it won’t affect my plans for growing the business.

“If anything, it has prompted new ideas and given me time to fully research additional opportunities such as the creation of online hormonal health courses.

“Clients are understandably keen to review their internal health so much more since the pandemic.

“I’m receiving many more enquiries about the benefits of vitamin infusions, so I can already see the potential demand for what we do. I’m excited about the prospect of helping people to get their sparkle back.”

Donna Surtees, centre manager at the BIC, added: “Beverley’s story is a perfect example of how many smart entrepreneurs have used these past 12 months wisely –researching new ways to diversify that will help them to thrive.

“Despite Covid conditions, Beverley has felt the warmth of the welcome from the community here at the BIC and we can’t wait to be able to properly celebrate her anniversary as soon as we can.”