Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs this International Women’s Day

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March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a worldwide event that recognises and celebrates the achievements of women across the globe.

On this day, we wanted to highlight the inspiring array of women which we have supported throughout the years to turn big business ideas into a reality. From vintage fashion stores to digital marketing consultancies and healthcare recruitment services, the entrepreneurs featured below all have empowering stories to share of business success and failure, as well as the challenges of starting-up, and their favourite women entrepreneurs.


Untitled design (81)Chloe Hall: Bumble and Bloom Media

PNE Enterprise first met Chloe Hall in 2013, when she enrolled onto PNE Enterprise’s eight-week Business Start-up Course with a vision to start her own marketing consultancy. Fast forward five years, and Chloe’s business is thriving, with the likes of Gu, the Cambridge Satchel Company, and Lindt in her portfolio. In 2017, Chloe was nominated for 3 Northern Power Women Awards, adding to an already extensive list of award and nominations, including the award for The Guardian’s Start Up of the Year in 2014. Continue reading.



Untitled design (82)Louisa Rogers: Trendlistr

Enrolling onto PNE Enterprise’s ‘Start Your Own Business Course’ in 2015, Louisa Rogers was determined to learn more about the world of business, focusing in particular on market research and validation techniques. In late 2016, after completing the course, she took the leap into entrepreneurship, launching her own business: online vintage platform Trendlistr. Two years later, her business has been featured as one of Bdaily’s and Wired Magazine’s emerging North East startups to know and she was shortlisted for the If We Can You Can Challenge in 2016. Continue reading.


Untitled design (83)Sarah Grant: My Healthcare Recruit

One of the individuals benefiting from PNE Enterprise’s ‘Get Growing’ growth programme, Sarah Grant founded her business after spotting a gap in the market for fast, cost-efficient, and video-based healthcare recruitment. My Healthcare Recruit launched in 2017, and has already helped professional nurses and medical staff to secure employment within the NHS, private healthcare providers and specialist nursing homes. Continue reading.