Enterprise development isn’t just about new businesses, the sustainability and social and economic development of existing small, medium and large business is as vital to social and economic prosperity.
We work with developing businesses in key ways:
- Supporting businesses to promote sustainability, growth and improved welfare within their own organisations.
- Supporting businesses to cultivate social and economic conditions that promote sustainability, growth and improved welfare.
- Supporting businesses to help developing businesses.
We offer our support through a range of services including:
- Workshops, mentoring, courses and qualifications
- Innovative CSR programmes
- Grant assessment and administration
- Evaluative or hands-on consultancy
Case Study: PNE Development
Supporting businesses to promote sustainability, growth and improved welfare within their own organisations.
PNE Development have worked with 2,200 organisation and 3,000 individuals over the last seven years. Aiming to provide ‘information, support and development to organisations which would strengthen their core systems and structures’ they have given 2,900 days of management training, awarded 600 individuals with management and leadership qualifications and run 240 professional development courses.
Case Study: Northern Rock Foundation
Supporting businesses to cultivate social and economic conditions that promote sustainability, growth and improved welfare.
From 1998 – 2014 the Northern Rock Foundation aimed to ‘tackle disadvantage and improve quality of life in the North East and Cumbria’. We worked with the foundation on developing a network of skills providers in the North East to promote the economic growth and improvement in welfare connected with better education opportunities. To meet their ambitions we delivered an extensive library of accredited online training modules and administered start-up funds to businesses supporting skills development.
Case Study: Top Ten Innovators
Supporting businesses to help developing businesses.
As part of the Shell LiveWIRE international programme we support the delivery of the Top Ten Innovators programme, which rewards businesses that have been operational for 18-60 months. The intention of the programme is to support ten businesses whose innovative products or practices make them game changers in their industry, providing grants that will allow them to explore further innovations or better market their achievements.