Programme Management and Consultancy

PNE Group are experts in enterprise programme design, management and delivery, and can work with you to realise your ambitions to support enterprise.

Powering entrepreneurship

PNE specialises in the design, management and delivery of enterprise-related programmes. We have extensive experience of supporting a thriving business landscape in partnership with a wide variety of organisations and through our own activities as a social enterprise. We can support you to design and run exciting and innovative enterprise and entrepreneurship development programmes. Our work has included helping disadvantaged groups overcome their barriers to self-employment, helping individuals to start, grow, access finance, build access to supply chains and take their enterprises to the next level.

Our team can...


  • Design, manage and deliver start-up promotion activities
  • Design, manage and deliver business support projects
  • Provide enterprise-related grants programmes
  • Deliver enterprise and business skills training
  • Provide sector or supply-chain focused initiatives
  • Develop solutions to meet specific social challenges 

Our track-record speaks for itself...

Client: Shell International

From 2015 to 2019, PNE Group designed, delivered and monitored the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition rewarding entrepreneurs that demonstrate excellence in innovation. The Awards supported 30 entrepreneurs, distributed $270K funding and reached 38,000 individuals with an online vote.

Client: DWP

PNE provides services to support the Department for Work and Pension’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme, which helps those experiencing unemployment or low-income to become self-employed, delivering an enterprise support programme for beneficiaries. In 2017, PNE Enterprise supported 255 people through the NEA scheme, contributing to a total of 908 between 2015 and 2017; including 176 business starts.

Project: Get Growing

Run from 2016 to 2020, Get Growing provided young North East entrepreneurs starting a business with high-growth potential with a bespoke package of business support, including 1-2-1 advice, funding and training. The programme helped 32 businesses to secure investment of over £850k and create 56 new jobs.

Green For Go

Designed and delivered by PNE, in partnership with learning and development organisation FIRST, Green For Go! developed the enterprise skills and entrepreneurial aspirations of 172 college students across the North East between 2019 and 2020. The programme provided 14 hours workshops to each student and hosted a one-day inter-college grand final.

Case study

Shell LiveWIRE International: Developing entrepreneurship across the globe

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PNE understands and shares our vision for youth enterprise development and has proactively supported the Shell LiveWIRE programme in driving positive impact in the community. With its impressive knowledge of the UK entrepreneurial landscape, the PNE team has been able to provide both strategic counsel, as well as support in daily management activities and events planning.

Alina Khasabova, Social Investment Adviser at Shell International
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