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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

How Can We Improve the UK’s Innovation Performance and Increase Productivity?

According to a recent study, the UK has one of the highest numbers of high productivity firms, however, it still remains one of the lowest performing countries in terms of innovation and productivity – but why is this? This year’s annual State of Small Business Conference, hosted by the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), aimed to …

Shell LiveWIRE Launch Global Innovation Competition

Shell LiveWIRE has launched its search to find the top ten most innovative businesses supported by the international LiveWIRE programmes within the past five years. The Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators awards programme comprises an invitation only online application process which will enable nominated innovative LiveWIRE businesses, which have been trading for between 12 months and five …

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 …