Shell LiveWIRE’s mission is to stimulate the local economy through entrepreneurship, innovation, and meaningful employment. Every year we support thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

The first LiveWIRE programme began in 1982 in response to Scotland’s 18% youth unemployment rate. Over the last 37 years, LiveWIRE has continued to expand to other areas facing similar challenges, providing training opportunities and supporting youth startups. In 2018 alone, LiveWIRE trained 2,686 youth entrepreneurs, supported 1,384 businesses, and created 1,374 local jobs. In addition, 43 businesses have entered Shell’s supply chain.


Young entrepreneurs tackle challenges of the future at LiveWIRE Brunei hackathon

Jul 07, 2021

Shell LiveWIRE Brunei has broadened its focus from traditional sectors to ensure that it is equipping young entrepreneurs with the requisite skills to take on the challenges of the future of work and the fourth industrial revolution.

Celebrating Shell Tameer’s Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day 2021

Apr 07, 2021

Shell Pakistan’s LiveWIRE programme has created a video to highlight three rising stars within their cohort, on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day.

Shell Iniciativa Jovem Celebrates 20 Years In Action

Feb 09, 2021

The Brazilian branch of the Shell LiveWIRE family held a virtual fair to celebrate its newest cohort of entrepreneurs and its 20-year anniversary.