Our Digital Enterprise Support is a Success

  PNE Enterprise’s digital commitment to start-ups and SME’s it serves. In April last year, PNE Enterprise announced the launch of an exciting new digital enterprise service that would deliver their expert support services to even more businesses. Introducing the service was a statement of PNE Enterprise’s commitment to start-ups and SME’s it serves. The …

CSR Explained: Who needs enterprise support?

In your business’s CRS or social investment actions, the people on whom you focus support will probably be the first choice you make once you’ve identified the impact you want to create. You may already have a specific group in mind when deciding your objectives, but more often than not there is more than one …

Skills & Opportunities Round Open

RBS is set to give away a further £1.25m in the first of two rounds of Skills & Opportunities funding in 2017. Since the Fund’s launch in 2015, grants of up to £35k have enabled 186 not-for-profit organisations to support people in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland. In total, …

Skills and Opportunities Fund Public Vote Now Open

The public vote to decide which organisations will be awarded money from the second round of the Skills and Opportunities Fund in 2016 is now open. Voting for the second round of the 2016 Skills & Opportunities Fund is open from midday on 21 October until midday on 4 November, with the winners being announced …

7 Ways CSR can Support Your Business

So far in this blog, we’ve explored what CSR is and how to identify areas CSR could be used within your business. This week, we’ll be showing you the impact CSR can achieve in seven key areas of business development.   Sustainable scaling-up CSR can support you to overcome the challenges of scaling-up and expansion, …

Why You Should be Empowering Your Staff

Did you know, a typical employee consumes an average 3.3 hours a week of online professional development content? Workers are increasingly turning to blogs, webinars, podcasts and videos to help support them achieve their career ambitions and overcome barriers. There is evidence that people are increasingly seeking out professional development opportunities on their own initiative …

Rising Female Entrepreneurship gives Gulf a Boost

A new report has revealed female entrepreneurship has risen 150% over a three year period within Gulf countries, representing a $385bn contribution to their economies. The GCC Women – Entrepreneurs in a New Economy report, undertaken by the Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC), recorded the highest ever rates of female business activity within the region, representing …

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 …

Why Do Companies Invest in Running Business Awards?

It’s the award season, a time when your Twitter feed is full of evening wear and businesses promoting their good fortunes. Many businesses invest large portions of their sustainability budget on delivering business awards, but aside from PR what value do these events provide, and why do companies spend to contribute to the success of …

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 …

PNE Enterprise Celebrate Regional Entrepreneurship with Sage Northern Business Star Awards

14th April marked the second Sage Northern Business Star Awards (NBSA), the annual local business awards initiative celebrating the successes of North East enterprise, and supporting start-up business owners to promote their profile. After a successful inaugural year PNE Enterprise reprised their role as partner organisers of the awards, planning an even bigger event for 2016. …

Engaging Employees More Could Save UK £30bn a Year

A report has revealed disengaged employees cost UK businesses £30 billion a year, equivalent to 2% of GDP. It’s an impact on the economy which can’t be ignored, and may be the missing piece to Britain’s productivity puzzle. The report from Leeman’s, a company who have questioned over 100,000 people about their workplace experience, identified …