PNE Supports NatWest Initiative Funding Female-led Start-ups

NatWest, along with RBS and Ulster Bank, has teamed up with Crowdfunder.co.uk to deliver the Back Her Business initiative, which aims to support a reduction in the gender gap within access to business finance. The initiative invites female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses to crowdfund through its platform, with the bank potentially ‘topping up’ crowd sourced …

PNE Enterprise Event Champions Starting Up Sustainable

PNE Enterprise hosted its second quarterly Get Growing Your Network event for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups in the North East. The event championed sustainable business, with Mick Armstrong, Head of the HERD at local start-up SeaPigs, delivering a thought-provoking talk on why businesses should aspire to lead environmental change and how they can make a …

Celebrating Shell LiveWIRE International

From humble beginnings as a regional initiative for young entrepreneurs in Strathclyde, Scotland, the Shell LiveWIRE programme has grown into an international brand in its own right, currently active in 18 countries with a history of support programmes in many, many more. In 1994, after the UK wide programme had been delivered by PNE Group for a decade, …

The Sustainable Economy: A North East Opportunity

“The transition to a low-carbon economy is creating a real buzz in the North East.” Mark Bidwell, Bidwell Management Systems   Did you know 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods?   PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, The Sustainable Economy: A North East Opportunity. Growing …

Tracey Moore New Chief Executive at PNE Group

PNE Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Moore as its new Chief Executive. Tracey takes on the role having led the organisation since Dawn Cranswick stepped down from the position in July 2018. Tracey Moore, who has been an Executive Director of PNE Group since 2015, has 30 years’ experience of working …

PNE Sponsors Social Impact Entrepreneurship Award

Last month PNE Group were the proud sponsors of the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Awards, one of the region’s most exciting start-up business competitions for young entrepreneurs. The Awards boasted fifteen IWCYC finalists, one hundred and fifty guests from the North East business community and two worthy award winners. Award ceremony attendees gave …

LiveWIRE Entrepreneurs in Innovation Competition

Three trailblazing Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs from the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Indonesia received top prizes for developing innovations for Energy Solutions, Retail Supply Chain, and Social Enterprises in this year’s Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition which highlights and rewards entrepreneurs that demonstrate excellence in innovation. Shell LiveWIRE business Metronome Energy’s low-cost …

PNE Group named Enterprise Team of the Year

PNE Group has won a prestigious accolade from the enterprise sector’s leading membership body. PNE Group were named Enterprise Team of the Year at the National Enterprise Network’s Annual Awards, which took place Friday 16th November at One Churchill Place, London. The Enterprise Team of the Year Award is given to a team that has …

PNE Gains Cyber Essentials Certification

We are pleased to announce PNE Group has gained Cyber Essentials certification. The Cyber Essentials Scheme is part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to have in place to mitigate risks from cyber threats. By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, …

PNE Shortlisted for Enterprise Team of the Year

  We are thrilled to announce that PNE has been shortlisted for the National Enterprise Network Awards, in the Enterprise Team of the Year category. The category rewards, ‘a team that has achieved something exemplary, above and beyond the norm’. The National Enterprise Network is a membership body representing those working in the enterprise support sector …

Get Growing Your Network: Event Champions Mental Health

Local business support organisation PNE Enterprise hosted its first Get Growing Your Network event for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups in Tyne and Wear. The event put mental health awareness centre stage, with guest speaker Andy Walton, a trained mental health nurse and creator of illustrative self-help guide SWIRL, sharing tips on how entrepreneurs can look …

PNE Enterprise Share Inspiring Alumni Stories

PNE Enterprise are pleased to announce the publication of their latest alumni case study booklet. Filled with inspiring stories of some of the entrepreneurs whose start-up business journeys have been supported by PNE Enterprise. Read the PNE Enterprise case study booklet PNE Enterprise have supported over 10,000 start-ups since 1980, through business support, training workshops …