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Project North East is 10

To celebrate 10 years of inspiring and supporting enterprise, PNE Group hosted an event for 150 guests, which was intended as both as a thank-you to funders over the previous decade and an opportunity to showcase the impact the organisation had achieved. The event received a full front-page spread in leading North East newspaper, The Chronicle, under the headline: ‘Project North East: They turned job ideas into solid reality.’

Speaking on the anniversary, then-chief executive David Irwin said: “This is a wonderful day for us. We are really pleased that so many people are helping us to celebrate our birthday in such style.

“Indeed, I must pay tribute and thank all our sponsors and supporters over the last ten years without whom we would not have been able to achieve so much.”

The article continued:

“Project North East was, at the start of the 80s, a novel concept for the region. It is a company dedicated to helping others turn their job ideas into reality.

Nowadays consultancies and agencies are relatively commonplace, but when David Grayson co-founded Project North East with David Irwin […] even they did not expect their brandchild would turn into such a success story – not only for itself, but for the numerous other companies it has helped.”


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