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.


Innovative Ideas Get Their Chance with Livewire Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2021

Business Bilim is a project that aims to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas. 

Self-select Consultancies Unlock New Opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago LiveWIRE Alumni

Aug 04, 2021

Shell LiveWIRE Trinidad and Tobago has designed a suite of self-select support services for alumni across several fields including finance and marketing.

Shell LiveWIRE Permian Basin Pilot Programme is Set to Launch in September 2021

Aug 04, 2021

The programme aims to connect participants to support networks within the market to help build and expand successful businesses in the basin.