Shell LiveWIRE International launches global Shell LiveWIRE enterprise initiatives Let’s Go Trade and Top Ten Innovators.

PNE Enterprise becomes a delivery partner for Start Up Loans and are appointed grant administrators for Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s £14.8m Inspiring Enterprise Fund.

The first Volunteer Awards takes place, acknowledging outstanding volunteers making a real difference to the lives of people and communities.

PNE Group begin Places for Everyone, a £6.7million programme to develop North East premises, and win funds to roll out the Leonardo Transfer of Innovation volunteer management development programme to Europe.

Woods Pottery, Newcastle becomes part of the PNE Property portfolio, and the major restoration project to save it begins.

PNE Group launches ‘Big Netty’, bringing high-speed internet in the North East.

PNE Development is launched, providing professional management qualifications to support business sustainability. In 2010, they launch the innovative e-learning platform globe.

Design Works opens as a centre of excellence. A year later North East Workspace (NEWS) is launched, providing incubator workspace for small businesses in central Newcastle.

Shell UK appoint PNE Group as UK managers of Shell LiveWIRE, the national youth enterprise initiative.

PNE Group opens the world's first youth enterprise centre, the Newcastle Youth Enterprise Centre

PNE Group launch their first shop space in Newcastle city centre, and open Brass Tacks, one of the world's first technology colleges.

PNE Group founded as Project North East.