The Shell LiveWIRE programme supports innovative young entrepreneurs in the UK with ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population. 

Over the last 30 years, Shell LiveWIRE has helped over 880,000 young people in the UK to explore starting their own business and provided £5 million of funding. They champion creativity and innovation, fostering a culture of peer support that has led the Shell LiveWIRE online community to grow to over 230,000 members

Shell LiveWIRE also provides

  • The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme, which awards £5,000 in start-up funding and exclusive mentoring sessions with Shell business experts to one winner per month to help programme winners to fulfil their potential. These monthly winners are then considered for the annual £25,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • A 230,000-strong online community of entrepreneurs provides access to ongoing networking opportunities and advice
  • Access to free tools, resources and guides on starting and running your own business in their Business Library
  • News, blogs and reviews of interest  to young entrepreneurs

To find out more about Shell LiveWIRE visit their website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact a member of staff directly, please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side. 


£5,000 for one monthly winner

Start-Up Support