Passion and Barriers: The Start-up Paradox

Our latest guest blog is brought to you by Melissa Middleton, Programme Manager at PNE Enterprise, PNE Group’s North East enterprise organisation, serving the region with access to start-up and business support and employability opportunities. For over ten years Melissa has worked with the next generation of entrepreneurs, following their journeys and listening as they …

Erin Kinnee on Starting Up Smarter

Pictured: Erin Kinnee facilitates a discussion on accessing finance with young sustainability entrepreneurs at the Shell #makethefuture Accelerator, part of Make the Future London, Shell’s festival of ideas and innovation which took place in 2016.   Erin Kinnee is Energy and Sustainability Lead at PNE Group, responsible for the management and delivery of enterprise projects …

CSR questions answered: How to choose your focus

In the first edition of CSR Explained in 3 Minutes, we explored the question ‘What is CSR?’, and learnt that it can help you overcome challenges in many areas of commercial activity. Whilst it’s valuable to be aware of the potential of CSR, and the exciting opportunities it offers a business, the first question many …

PNE Enterprise will support 20 NE businesses to ‘Get Growing’!

The 20 successful businesses will undertake a development programme designed to support growth, including services valued at approximately £2,000 per business. Every business on the programme will receive a personal business advisor, workshops and masterclasses by leading business professionals, networking opportunities, and 24 months access to online business support. In addition, the package of support …

PNE Enterprise to Support StartUp Britain Bus Tour

  PNE Enterprise will be supporting the StartUp Britain bus, as it undertakes a mammoth tour of 30 towns and cities across the UK this summer. In Newcastle-upon-Tyne on June 27th, the PNE Enterprise team are offering free, impartial business advice to aspiring entrepreneurs from the famous bus, as part of a nationwide campaign to …

Innovation Report Reveals the Cultural Shift

Deloitte’s Radical Innovation and Growth: Global Board Survey 2016 reports a drastic change is taking place in company structures all over the world, with innovation becoming a disruptor in itself. The report offers a bold, new portrait of management responsibility, as innovation and the introduction of disruptive new models become accountable to the highest levels …