PNE Enterprise Business Hits £100,000 Crowdfunding Target

A drinks business which received support from PNE Enterprise has hit its £100,000 crowdfunding target in just one week. Canny, a Newcastle-based milk company, took to the internet last week to ask local people to invest as little as £10 in their business. But only 7 days into the crowdfunding campaign, Canny has already exceeded …

CSR Explained: Who needs enterprise support?

In your business’s CRS or social investment actions, the people on whom you focus support will probably be the first choice you make once you’ve identified the impact you want to create. You may already have a specific group in mind when deciding your objectives, but more often than not there is more than one …

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 …

Harnessing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Achieve Universal Energy Access

In the race to provide energy access to everyone, “Women entrepreneurs can demonstrate more than twice the level of business capacity and success compared to men.” That was the verdict of the latest AIMS Energy Press report, which highlighted the significant value empowering female entrepreneurs within the energy supply-chain of off-grid regions in would have …

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, …

Canny Milk: PNE Enterprise Business Secures National Supply Deal

Newcastle based Canny Milk, who received support from PNE Enterprise, have been selected to supply their healthy milkshake range to Virgin Trains. PNE Enterprise first met entrepreneur Liam Watson in November 2013, supporting him to secure a Start Up Loan and providing business mentoring to help him get his business, which was then called Natty …

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 …

Enterprise Network Conference 2015

National Enterprise Network Conference 2015: 35,000 jobs have been created by new businesses supported by the network and the power of scaling-up The National Enterprise Network Conference is always a celebration of the great work on the frontline of enterprise, and this year proved no different – revealing the networks impact included 35,000 new jobs, …