Transparency and the Gender Pay Gap: What it Means for Organisations

In the run-up to new legislation, the gender pay gap has been at the forefront of discussions in business and of how organisations must work to close the gap as they scramble to report their figures. A recent report conducted by Sage, with supporting data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and the Annual …

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 …

PNE Enterprise business nominated for prestigious award

A mumpreneur supported by PNE Enterprise has been nominated for a prestigious national children’s award. Jenna Davy, who has two children, Seb and Felicity, received the nomination for her work setting up The Baby Hub music, movement and sensory classes. This week it was announced Jenna has been nominated for a ‘What’s On 4 Kids’ …

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 …

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 …

Skills & Opportunities Round Open

RBS is set to give away a further £1.25m in the first of two rounds of Skills & Opportunities funding in 2017. Since the Fund’s launch in 2015, grants of up to £35k have enabled 186 not-for-profit organisations to support people in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and Ireland. In total, …

Heidi Mottram OBE: The Value of Voluntary Sector Engagement

Heidi Mottram OBE, is Chief Executive Officer of Northumbrian Water Group and HRH The Prince of Wales’ Ambassador to the North East for Business in the Community. Here she discusses why engaging with voluntary and charitable organisations makes business sense. Some people may question why businesses spend time, money and effort supporting voluntary organisations and …

The PNE Group Annual Report 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 PNE Group Annual Report. The full publication is now available in PDF format in the media area of the Group website, or can be viewed here. The year brought exciting developments for the group, which marked the launch of a new strategy, and the continued …

Make the Future, London with Shell LiveWIRE UK

  Shell’s Make the Future initiative is aimed at inspiring the development of clean energy solutions by supporting some of the world’s smartest entrepreneurs and turning their bright energy ideas into action. This month, Shell celebrated its global initiative, #makethefuture, designed to inspire change through entrepreneurialism to help tackle the challenge of producing more and …

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 …

A Call to Enterprise: We Need to Challenge the ‘Productivity Puzzle’

Its official – the UK economy needs businesses to increase efficiency. Recessions during the 80’s and 90’s saw productivity fast surpass pre-crash levels once the economy had found its feet again, yet since the 2007 crisis there has been a collective struggle to find new momentum. The UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’ is one of the most …