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 …

RBS Announces Skills & Opportunities Fund Winners

40 community organisations are expected to receive a combined boost of £1.25m – all thanks to the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) Skills & Opportunities Fund. The 40 winning organisations from across the UK and Ireland were among 742 that applied to gain funding for community projects that support people in disadvantaged communities to gain …

Skills and Opportunities Fund public vote now open

The Royal Bank of Scotland are helping build better communities for everyone, seeking projects that will enable people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability, or progress a business plan to benefit from the Skills and Opportunities Fund. Voting for the first round of the …

CSR Explained: Supporting Entrepreneurship

In the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring how individuals, businesses and communities overcome barriers to entrepreneurship. Whether you’re a sole-trader, SME or a multi-national corporation – everyone has a role to play in promoting a vibrant landscape of opportunities for the next generation of businesses. In this edition of CSR Explained in 3 Minutes we …

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, …

Make the Future, London with Shell LiveWIRE UK

  Shell’s Make the Future initiative is aimed at inspiring the development of clean energy solutions by supporting some of the world’s smartest entrepreneurs and turning their bright energy ideas into action. This month, Shell celebrated its global initiative, #makethefuture, designed to inspire change through entrepreneurialism to help tackle the challenge of producing more and …

PNE Group Collect Industry Accolade at the Corporate Engagement Awards

PNE Group have won a leading industry award in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, for grant administration work supporting the delivery of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund. The Fund, which has already distributed £2.5m to community projects across the UK, was awarded Bronze in the Best Execution category at the Corporate …

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 …

RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund Announce 44 Winners

  On May 24th, RBS announced the first 2016 round of winners of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund, sharing a total £1.25 million between 44 incredible community projects across the UK and Ireland. Launched in 2015, the Fund provides support to charities and social enterprises that deliver projects for disadvantaged areas and groups, focusing …

PNE Group Shortlisted for Corporate Engagement Awards 2016

PNE Group are excited to announce they have been named on the shortlist for the Corporate Engagement Awards, alongside the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, for delivering the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund. Nominated in the ‘Best Execution’ category, PNE Group, RBS, NatWest, and Ulster Bank will together face competition for the accolade from two …

Growing Business Across Borders

This month, Shell LiveWIRE International announced the success of Let’s Go Trade. The initiative intended to support young entrepreneurs, working with LiveWIRE programmes across the world, to identify defined gaps within their business sector, and enable them to develop solutions to these through international trade visits. Shell LiveWIRE International said, “More young LiveWIRE entrepreneurs have …