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 Seeks Sustainable Start-ups

  Aspiring North-East entrepreneurs hoping to kickstart their own sustainable businesses can still claim their share of £50,000 funding. PNE Enterprise’s Sustainable Start-up Award is offering grants of up to £1,000 to businesses that support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by tackling environmental issues, reducing inequalities or improving health and wellbeing. Launched in …

PNE Group Publish North East Enterprise Report

PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest industry report, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle: An Enterprise Solution. Part of our publication series, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle, the report outlines the current productivity challenges faced by the North East, explores the contribution of business birth rate and survival, and …

Defining the Next Chapter of Business Sustainability by David Grayson

David Grayson CBE is the Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, the leading UK university for business sustainability, and Chairman of the Board at Carers UK. From co-founding PNE Group, an initiative to support individuals across the North East to enter self-employment, David Grayson has proven himself not only as a business …

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 …

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 …

David Irwin on How Innovation Can Drive Economic Growth

  On November 9th, David Irwin (first CEO of the government’s Small Business Service, founder of PNE Group and experienced economic and enterprise consultant), delivered a powerful and thought-provoking presentation on the importance of innovation and its ability to drive economic growth. The presentation was delivered at Advancing the North East, hosted by PNE Group, …

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 …

Why We’re Proud to Sponsor the IWCYC Challenge

The If We Can You Can Challenge (IWCYC) is back for 2017 and we’re pleased to announce that PNE Group will be supporting the event once again! Every year, IWCYC brings together the region’s finest budding entrepreneurs with enterprise experts and successful business minds, while also providing the opportunity to showcase the entrepreneurial strength of the …

The PNE Group 2016 Annual Report

We are delighted to announce the release of the PNE Group 2016 Annual Report. The report gives us the opportunity to share news of the past year’s successes with members of the dynamic community in which the Group operates. It illustrates our major achievements in 2016, and brings to the fore the vital work that …

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 …