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 …

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 …

Shell LiveWIRE launches Let’s Go Trade and Top Ten Innovators for 2017

Shell LiveWIRE is running its global Let’s Go Trade and Top Ten Innovators Awards programme as part of the 35th Anniversary celebrations this year, supporting the export ambitions of alumni, and rewarding excellence in their business innovation. Let’s Go Trade, which was first run in 2015, will support a new wave of Shell LiveWIRE alumni …

Circular Economy: 4 Ways to take part

This week we are excited to have guest blogger sustainability leader Kirstie McIntyre explaining how your business can take part in the circular economy. Kirstie is global director for HP Inc.’s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs.   How can your company learn from HP’s efforts, stop thinking linearly, and start participating in …

Erin Kinnee on Starting Up Smarter

Pictured: Erin Kinnee facilitates a discussion on accessing finance with young sustainability entrepreneurs at the Shell #makethefuture Accelerator, part of Make the Future London, Shell’s festival of ideas and innovation which took place in 2016.   Erin Kinnee is Energy and Sustainability Lead at PNE Group, responsible for the management and delivery of enterprise projects …

Kirstie McIntyre on HP’s Full Lifecyle Responsibility

The HP Multi Jet Fusion™ 3D printer allows users to print their own parts at half the cost of having them delivered.   Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in …

If We Can You Can Awards Shine a Light on North East’s Brightest Entrepreneurs

Last night, If We Can You Can celebrated the best and brightest of North East start-ups in an exciting award ceremony, which brought together the region’s finest budding entrepreneurs with enterprise experts and successful business minds. The event, hosted at the BALTIC, gave fourteen start-ups the opportunity to pitch their business in one minute to …

Hans Moller: Business Incubators Key to Innovation

Guest blog by Hans Moller, Innovation Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Newcastle upon Tyne and the wider North East is recognised across the country as one of the UK’s leading innovation hotspots. But we need to be more and better than that. Innovation is helping us lead the way in sectors like …

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, …

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 …

Guste Sadaunykaite on Investing in Women in Tech

This month’s guest blog is brought to you by Guste Sadaunykaite. Currently Head of Brand and Communications at fintech company TransferGo, she previously worked with the Lithuanian government, including on the creation of the Women Entrepreneurship Academy. She has developed a bold public voice, speaking about the importance of women, skills and entrepreneurship in the …