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.


Navigating the Covid-19 Crisis: Advice and Tips for Entrepreneurs

Mar 31, 2020

Essential tips and advice for entrepreneurs seeking to weather the unprecedented economic challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shell Intilaaqah KSA Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

Mar 20, 2020

On November 29, 2019, an anniversary event was held to celebrate LiveWIRE’s decade of presence in Saudi Arabia.

Correctbook: Boosting Education One Page at a Time

Mar 04, 2020

This LiveWIRE entrepreneur is using an endless notebook to tackle illiteracy around the world.