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.


Five Malaysian Entrepreneurs Win a Combined RM75,000

Sep 17, 2019

The Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs went head-to-head in a pitch competition.

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago Positions Entrepreneurs Before Investors

Sep 16, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad & Tobago’s exclusive Investor Day event brought together eight entrepreneurs and eight investors.

Shell LiveWIRE UK Crowns New Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jul 11, 2019

Shell LiveWIRE UK awards Charlie Guy with £25,000 in equity-free funding for his business LettUs Grow.