Enterprise development and skills enhancement are key components of Shell’s purpose of powering progress together by providing more and cleaner energy. LiveWIRE is an important programme for Shell because it supports local enterprise by helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into long-term sources of income.

Our flagship: Shell LiveWIRE

Our flagship programme started 35 years ago. In 1982, one in eight people were out of work in the UK. Shell responded by launching Shell LiveWIRE in Scotland with the aim of addressing growing levels of youth unemployment through entrepreneurship.

Shell LiveWIRE makes a positive social impact on communities, contributing to local business development, job creation, and innovative social and economic solutions. Bringing these contributions to communities we see as part of our corporate social responsibility.  Each year LiveWIRE supports thousands of individual entrepreneurs globally to turn their bright ideas into a sustainable business and to scale up.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Shell LiveWIRE supporting businesses that are on the cutting-edge of innovation, focusing on energy solutions, supply chain integration and economic diversification. 

Visit the Shell LiveWIRE International website to see if the programme is available where you live and for details of how to apply.