Ten Businesses Make the Final of Shell LiveWIRE Global Innovation Prize

Ten businesses from six countries have made the shortlist of the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition which highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation. The Awards recognise businesses demonstrating innovation in the categories of Energy Solutions, Retail Supply Chain, and Social Enterprises. The winner of each category will receive a …

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 …

Lessons to Learn 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 …

How 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 …

Dawn Cranswick: Exit Interview

  After 25 years with the Group, our Chief Executive, Dawn Cranswick is moving on to take up a new role as Chief Executive for Economic Development on the island of St Helena, where she will work closely with the Government and private sector to support the island’s economic transformation ambitions. Susan O’Bey, Chief Secretary …

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 …

The PNE Group 2017 Annual Report

  We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2017 Annual Report, summarising the highlights of a very busy year for the Group. The last year has been another fantastic period of growth and achievement for the Group, as we have focused on promoting and enabling positive social and economic change throughout the world. …

Meet PNE Group’s Executive Director

  We are delighted to share that Tracey Moore, PNE Group’s Executive Director, has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire and North East Director of the Year Award delivered by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Making the shortlist is testament to Tracey’s decision making and leadership during a long-established career at PNE Group. Leading the roll-out …

PNE Group Appoints New Board Member

  PNE Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Irene Allcroft to its Board. Irene Allcroft joins a strong Board of non-executive directors who will support the social enterprise to embark on its delivery of promoting positive social and economic change through enterprise development. Irene, who also works as Interim Director through CapaCity Associates, …

The Administrative Burden Holding Back UK SMEs

What could your business do with an extra 71 days and £35,600 a year? A recent survey by Sage discovered that UK small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) spend an average of £35,600 and 71 days on administrative tasks per year. Whether it’s accounting, payroll, processing invoices or chasing late payments these administrative burdens are estimated …

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs this International Women’s Day

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 …

PNE Enterprise’s Sustainable Start-up Award Opens for Applications

A start-up scheme that will help young people to launch sustainable businesses has opened for applications.  PNE Enterprise, the Newcastle-based enterprise agency, is inviting Tyne and Wear residents with business ideas that tackle environmental issues, reduce inequalities or improve health and wellbeing to apply for their new Sustainable Start-up Award. The Award will provide up …