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 …

To Judge or Be Judged?

Following her recent win at Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, in our latest guest blog, our CEO, Dr Dawn Cranswick, contemplates the question: to judge or be judged? Last week I was hugely privileged to join the other UK Finalists at the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Judging Day in London. All entrepreneurs …

PNE Group’s Chief Executive Wins Leading Entrepreneurship Award

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Dawn Cranswick, has been recognised with a prestigious business award. Dawn was named the North winner of the ‘Building a Better Working World’ accolade at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award ceremony, which was held in Manchester last week. The annual event, which is …

Dawn Cranswick finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

  It is with great pride we announce our Chief Executive Dawn Cranswick is a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Transformative Leader category, the only North East finalist to be named. 109 finalists from 96 companies were shortlisted across the UK. The awards intend to celebrate ‘men and women …

Our NEN Winner’s Story

Dawn Cranswick headed to the National Enterprise Network headquarters to collect our Enterprise Organisation of the Year 2016 Award

PNE Group Shortlisted for Northern Powerhouse Award

PNE Group are excited to announce they have been named on the shortlist for the The Northern Lights Awards in the ‘Northern Powerhouse Social Enterprise of the Year’ category. PNE Group face competition for the accolade from two other entrants to scoop the award, which will be announced on the 21st of February in Manchester, in …

PNE Group Appoint Tim Smith Chairman of the Board

PNE Group is proud to announce it has appointed Tim Smith as its new Chairman of the Board. Tim Smith takes over the role following 17 years serving on the PNE Group board as a non-executive director. With over 30 years’ experience in employment law, he is a consultant for the Ward Hadaway employment unit …

PNE Group Named National Enterprise Network’s Winner

PNE Group has been named Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year by the leading sector membership body. PNE Group were awarded the title of Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year (>£750,000) at the 2016 National Enterprise Network awards during the NatWest sponsored National Enterprise Network Annual Conference on Friday 18th November. Winners in seven categories were …

PNE Group Shortlisted for Major Industry Award

We are thrilled to announce that PNE Group has been shortlisted for the National Enterprise Network Awards. The shortlist represents 14 businesses across seven categories, including Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year, Client Engagement Award and Enterprise Communicator of the Year. We are proud to be listed alongside many inspiring organisations, including three from the …

John Strawinski Steps Down as Chairman of the Board

The Board and Staff of PNE Group would like to express their sincere gratitude to John Strawinski, who recently stepped down from the role of Chairman of PNE Group. John was appointed to the Board in 1995, became Chairman in 2008 and has played an invaluable role in shaping PNE Group over that time. As …

Dawn Cranswick on the Women Leaders Roundtable at the House of Lords

I was fortunate to be invited to the Women in Business Roundtables session at the House of Lords yesterday, an inspiring event which focused on: exploring the challenges that women face in their development as leaders hearing about ways to harness the growth of technology to support a blended work-life balance identifying strategies to increase …

Shell LiveWIRE Global Winner Named Innovation Inspiration by Singapore Gov

6th April was a landmark moment for Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Award Winner Esther Wang, as the work of her business Joytingle was highlighted in Singapore’s annual parliamentary budget speech. Delivered to parliament and televised across the country, the speech utilised Esther’s innovative product ‘Rabbit Ray’, which is used within paediatric care to reduce the …