Repeat Business Blog: Shaun Allan

This week Repeat Business speaks to Shaun Allan, the prolific North East based tech entrepreneur – who embodies the philosophy of his most current venture, Vector76, that ‘Anything is possible virtually’. Based in the innovation-led PROTO Emerging Technologies Centre, Vector76 provided the VR technology used at the pitch for the Great Exhibition of the North, helping NewcastleGatehead …

Repeat Business Blog: Charlotte Colley

This week Repeat Business speaks to Charlotte Colley, the serial beauty business founder who knew from childhood she wanted to run her own venture. We loved reading Charlotte’s journey, as it highlights how continuing to invest in your skills as an individual can turn up exciting new opportunities for the next step. From technician to salon owner …

Repeat Business Blog: Ammar Mirza CBE

Welcome to the third instalment of our Repeat Business blog series! This week we interview Ammar Mirza CBE, a serial entrepreneur and business leader, who has helped establish hundreds of businesses in the North East. Ammar is the Chairman and Founder of Asian Business Connexions, a social enterprise that connects, supports and promotes the Asian and wider community. In …

Repeat Business Blog: Caroline Theobald CBE

For the second instalment of our Repeat Business blog series, meet Caroline Theobald. Passionate about entrepreneurship, ethical business and gender equality, Caroline is a successful serial Founder, who boasts a CBE for her services to business in the North East. “ I wanted to make as sure as I could that everyone, wherever they lived …

Repeat Business Blog: Robert Ashton

Welcome to the first of our ‘Repeat Business’ blog series. The rapid changes to public and private life that have taken place in 2020 have disrupted what ‘business as usual’ looks like around the world. As this disruption swept the UK, we listened to the voices of the businesses we work with; many who faced …

17 Ways YOUR Business Can Help Save the World

Learn how little changes can make a big impact with our Guest Blogger, Karen Bellis, Head of International Programmes at PNE Group   Yes, saving the world may sound like a really ambitious target but there are many ways all businesses, no matter how small, can make a real contribution to help make the world …

David Logan: The Psychological Challenge of Growing a Business

  “Psychological needs are every bit as important as their technical and commercial competence.” Our latest blog comes from David Logan, author of Corporate Citizenship: The role of companies as citizens of the modern world. With a vibrant career in supporting ethical business and social responsibility, as well as practical experience co-Founding The Corporate Citizenship …

PNE Enterprise Supports the Next Generation of Sustainable Entrepreneurs

Have a business idea that will help to create a more sustainable world? PNE Enterprise, part of PNE Group, is supporting the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs through its recently-launched Sustainable Start-up Award. The scheme, open to individuals aged 18-30 and living within Tyne and Wear, is providing a unique offer of financial aid, supplying …

Charlotte Parker: Lessons before Launching a Business

    Charlotte Parker is the Project Co-ordinator of Shell LiveWIRE UK, Shell’s flagship social investment programme, which supports young entrepreneurial talent in the UK to develop and grow. As Project Co-ordinator, Charlotte works closely with entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors with their applications for Shell LiveWIRE’s Smarter Future Award which grants one young …

David Grayson: Defining the Next Chapter of Business Sustainability

David Grayson CBE is the Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, the leading UK university for business sustainability, and Chairman of the Board at Carers UK. From co-founding PNE Group, an initiative to support individuals across the North East to enter self-employment, David Grayson has proven himself not only as a business …

Karen Bellis: Start-ups can Change the Future of Energy

  Karen Bellis is the Head of International Programmes at PNE Group where she works across the globe to support enterprise programmes that help start-ups to launch, innovate, and grow. In June, Karen attended the Financial Times Energy Transition Strategies Summit which explored the latest trends and issues impacting the global energy industry, and where …

Transparency and the Gender Pay Gap: What it Means for Organisations

In the run-up to new legislation, the gender pay gap has been at the forefront of discussions in business and of how organisations must work to close the gap as they scramble to report their figures. A recent report conducted by Sage, with supporting data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and the Annual …