PNE Sponsors Social Impact Entrepreneurship Award

Last month PNE Group were the proud sponsors of the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Awards, one of the region’s most exciting start-up business competitions for young entrepreneurs. The Awards boasted fifteen IWCYC finalists, one hundred and fifty guests from the North East business community and two worthy award winners. Award ceremony attendees gave …

PNE Group named Enterprise Team of the Year

PNE Group has won a prestigious accolade from the enterprise sector’s leading membership body. PNE Group were named Enterprise Team of the Year at the National Enterprise Network’s Annual Awards, which took place Friday 16th November at One Churchill Place, London. The Enterprise Team of the Year Award is given to a team that has …

Raising Investment, Is It Harder for Female Entrepreneurs?

Headlines on the rise of female entrepreneurs suggest that the entrepreneurial arena is leading the way in promoting gender equality, however major barriers remain.  This report explores the obstacles women face when securing investment to start-up or grow their business. Entrepreneurialism in the UK has risen far faster among women than men in the past decade. …

PNE Shortlisted for Enterprise Team of the Year

  We are thrilled to announce that PNE has been shortlisted for the National Enterprise Network Awards, in the Enterprise Team of the Year category. The category rewards, ‘a team that has achieved something exemplary, above and beyond the norm’. The National Enterprise Network is a membership body representing those working in the enterprise support sector …

New Event Champions Better Mental Health for Entrepreneurs

Local business support organisation PNE Enterprise hosted its first Get Growing Your Network event for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups in Tyne and Wear. The event put mental health awareness centre stage, with guest speaker Andy Walton, a trained mental health nurse and creator of illustrative self-help guide SWIRL, sharing tips on how entrepreneurs can look …

PNE Enterprise Share Inspiring Alumni Stories

PNE Enterprise are pleased to announce the publication of their latest alumni case study booklet. Filled with inspiring stories of some of the entrepreneurs whose start-up business journeys have been supported by PNE Enterprise. Read the PNE Enterprise case study booklet Through business support, training workshops and funding schemes, PNE Enterprise have supported over 10,000 …

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 …

Week in the Life: Work Experience at PNE Group

This week, fourteen year-old Robyn Leckey, a student from Walbottle Campus, did work experience with the PNE Group team. Robyn chose to undertake work with us because she was interested in the world of business and inspired by her Mum, Debbie Leckey, who helps PNE Enterprise to deliver business support to North East entrepreneurs.   …

PNE Enterprise Sponsors North East 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 …

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs this International Women’s Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a worldwide event that recognises and celebrates the achievements of women across the globe. On this day, we wanted to highlight the inspiring array of women which we have supported throughout the years to turn big business ideas into a reality. From vintage fashion stores to digital marketing consultancies …

PNE Enterprise’s Sustainable Start-up Award Opens for Applications

A start-up scheme that will help young people to launch sustainable businesses has opened for applications.  PNE Enterprise, the Newcastle-based enterprise agency, is inviting Tyne and Wear residents with business ideas that tackle environmental issues, reduce inequalities or improve health and wellbeing to apply for their new Sustainable Start-up Award. The Award will provide up …