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 …

Ten Businesses Make the Final of Shell LiveWIRE Global Innovation Prize

Ten businesses from six countries have made the shortlist of the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition which highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation. The Awards recognise businesses demonstrating innovation in the categories of Energy Solutions, Retail Supply Chain, and Social Enterprises. The winner of each category will receive a …

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 …

Defining the Next Chapter of Business Sustainability by David Grayson

David Grayson CBE is the Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield School of Management, the leading UK university for business sustainability, and Chairman of the Board at Carers UK. From co-founding PNE Group, an initiative to support individuals across the North East to enter self-employment, David Grayson has proven himself not only as a business …

How Start-ups can Change the Future of Energy

  Karen Bellis is the Head of International Programmes at PNE Group where she works across the globe to support enterprise programmes that help start-ups to launch, innovate, and grow. In June, Karen attended the Financial Times Energy Transition Strategies Summit which explored the latest trends and issues impacting the global energy industry, and where …

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 …

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 …

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 …

PNE Group Founder Launches New Book in Support of Working Carers

David Grayson CBE, Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cranfield University, and one of the founders of PNE Group, has released a new book which draws on his personal experiences, and explains why employers need to change their attitudes to employees with caring responsibilities.  ‘Take Care: How to be a Great Employer for Working Carers’ is …

PNE Group’s Chief Executive Wins Leading Entrepreneurship Award

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Dawn Cranswick, has been recognised with a prestigious business award. Dawn was named the North winner of the ‘Building a Better Working World’ accolade at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award ceremony, which was held in Manchester last week. The annual event, which is …

Skills and Opportunities Fund public vote now open

The Royal Bank of Scotland are helping build better communities for everyone, seeking projects that will enable people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability, or progress a business plan to benefit from the Skills and Opportunities Fund. Voting for the first round of the …