Lessons to Learn 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 …

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: 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

North East Workspace: Supporting SMEs

North East Workspace (NEWS) is just one way PNE Group use enterprise development to support North East businesses to flourish, using commercial property as an opportunity to structure an environment for SME success. Launched in 1990, NEWS’s continued investment in developing this environment, to promote growth, expansion, sustainability and productivity for its tenants, is something …

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, …

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 …

Enteprrise Review: 2015 UK Autumn Statement

  UK’s 2015 Autumn Statement strengthens the position of  small business enterprise but more support is needed The UK government’s Autumn Statement, published on November 25th, announced several strategic initiatives to promote the growth and sustainability of small firms. The government’s message of support was clear, however many small business owners will struggle to feel …