After a rigorous semi-final, Shell LiveWIRE UK have selected six finalists for their Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This annual award recognises entrepreneurs who are taking a novel approach to building a smarter, more sustainable future for the UK. Each of the six entrepreneurs have previously won Shell LiveWIRE’s £5,000 Smarter Future Award.
“The six young entrepreneurs advancing to the final are applying innovative thinking to some of the most significant challenges facing our economy and society — from pioneering less resource-intensive agricultural methods to developing more sustainable materials for construction and packaging,” said Alex Annaev, Shell UK social investment advisor. “I am always impressed and inspired by the ability of these young people to turn such creative and vital ideas into reality. Whichever one of them emerges as the overall winner, they can all be proud of their achievements so far. We look forward to continuing to support them through the LiveWIRE alumni community, and will watch their progress with great interest."
This year’s six finalists are: