4 Important Trends in CSR Today

We’ve been working on CSR projects for over 30 years, and if we know one thing it’s that the landscape of enterprise is always changing. Attitudes change, the challenges it seeks to overcome change and expectations of stakeholders change. In this article we bring you four important trends happening in CSR today, so you can …

The PNE Group Annual Report 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 PNE Group Annual Report. The full publication is now available in PDF format in the media area of the Group website, or can be viewed here. The year brought exciting developments for the group, which marked the launch of a new strategy, and the continued …

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 Enterprise will support 20 NE businesses to ‘Get Growing’!

The 20 successful businesses will undertake a development programme designed to support growth, including services valued at approximately £2,000 per business. Every business on the programme will receive a personal business advisor, workshops and masterclasses by leading business professionals, networking opportunities, and 24 months access to online business support. In addition, the package of support …

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 …

Innovation Report Reveals the Cultural Shift

Deloitte’s Radical Innovation and Growth: Global Board Survey 2016 reports a drastic change is taking place in company structures all over the world, with innovation becoming a disruptor in itself. The report offers a bold, new portrait of management responsibility, as innovation and the introduction of disruptive new models become accountable to the highest levels …

Shell LiveWIRE Global Winner Named Innovation Inspiration by Singapore Gov

6th April was a landmark moment for Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Award Winner Esther Wang, as the work of her business Joytingle was highlighted in Singapore’s annual parliamentary budget speech. Delivered to parliament and televised across the country, the speech utilised Esther’s innovative product ‘Rabbit Ray’, which is used within paediatric care to reduce the …

Manufacturing Outperforms UK Productivity Trend

This week The Manufacturers Organisation launched a report on our favourite topic of the season, productivity, offering a hugely positive summary of UK manufacturing. The Productivity: The State of the Manufacturing Nation publication reported that manufacturing had outperformed other areas of the UK economy and bucked the trend for slow momentum in improving productivity. In …

Busting the Innovation Myth

This week we had the pleasure of seeing young, Singaporean entrepreneur Esther Wang accept Shell LiveWIRE’s global Top Ten Innovators Award, presented to her business Joytingle for its innovative new approach to paediatric support. Esther’s innovation provided a radical new solution to an existing problem. Her product, Rabbit Ray, was created to offer a new, …

A Call to Enterprise: We Need to Challenge the ‘Productivity Puzzle’

Its official – the UK economy needs businesses to increase efficiency. Recessions during the 80’s and 90’s saw productivity fast surpass pre-crash levels once the economy had found its feet again, yet since the 2007 crisis there has been a collective struggle to find new momentum. The UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’ is one of the most …