At Shell, we believe that young entrepreneurs are an essential part of the UK economy and their ideas will be critical in helping create a more sustainable energy future.

Since 1982 Shell LiveWIRE has offered start-up support to help Britain’s young entrepreneurs create commercially competitive businesses. Over the last 30 years the programme has provided £5 million of funding and helped more than 880,000 young entrepreneurs in the UK to start their own businesses.

In 2015, we launched the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future programme, offering a start-up grant of £5,000 to one company each month, as well as mentoring and online business support to 16-30 year-old entrepreneurs with innovative businesses that address sustainable living challenges.

We have supported some of the brightest and most inspirational UK business ideas and believe that the possibilities are limitless.

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