The Sustainable Economy: A North East Opportunity

“The transition to a low-carbon economy is creating a real buzz in the North East.” Mark Bidwell, Bidwell Management Systems   Did you know 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods?   PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report, The Sustainable Economy: A North East Opportunity. Growing …

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 …

Charlotte Parker: Lessons before Launching a Business

    Charlotte Parker is the Project Co-ordinator of Shell LiveWIRE UK, Shell’s flagship social investment programme, which supports young entrepreneurial talent in the UK to develop and grow. As Project Co-ordinator, Charlotte works closely with entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors with their applications for Shell LiveWIRE’s Smarter Future Award which grants one young …

Sustainable Start-up Support Opportunity

  Aspiring North-East entrepreneurs hoping to kickstart their own sustainable businesses can still claim their share of £50,000 Sustainable Start-up Award 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 …

North East Productivity : PNE Group Publish 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 …

Management Skills Gap Report Launched

PNE Group are pleased to announce the publication of our latest industry report, Unlocking the North East Productivity Puzzle: Are Managers the Solution?. The report explores the current productivity challenges the North East faces, demonstrating a correlation between the management skills gap faced by the region and the productivity of its SMEs, and providing recommendations …

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 …

If We Can You Can: PNE Enterprise Sponsors Celebration of Entrepreneurship

  The 10-year anniversary celebrations for the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Challenge have ignited following a partnership launch at Sage HQ last month. PNE Enterprise will be supporting the initiative as official sponsors of the Challenge’s Biggest Social Impact Award. Launched in 2008, the IWCYC Challenge works with partners and the wider business …

PNE Enterprise Pledges £50,000 to Support Sustainable Start-ups

  A new programme has been launched that will provide grants of up to £1,000 to sustainable start-ups based in Tyne and Wear. The Sustainable Start-up Award, managed by PNE Enterprise, will grant at least 50 Tyne and Wear businesses up to £1,000 to support with start-up costs. The programme, the first of its kind …

Advancing the North East Sets Agenda for Region

  Strategies to power the North East have been ignited following powerful discussions at a PNE Group event, Advancing the North East. Advancing the North East, the inaugural event hosted by PNE Group on November 9th 2017, brought together influencers with industry leaders to propose new strategies to promote and encourage innovation in North East businesses. …