Shell LiveWIRE Awards seek nominations
Aug 30 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
YOUNG tycoons from Huddersfield have just days to make their bid for a national award.
The Shell LiveWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 offers up-and-coming business owners aged 16 to 30 the chance for national recognition – and a £10,000 boost to their enterprise.
Previous winners have included Innocent Smoothies, co-founded by Richard Reed, who grew up in Kirkheaton and attended Batley Grammar School.
Since winning the award in 2000, the firm has grown to employ more than 200 staff and achieve annual sales exceeding £128m.
The closing date for nominations is September 6. Visit www.shell-livewire.org
James Smith, chairman of Shell UK, said: ‘Entrepreneurial spirit is vital to getting our economy going again.
“The Shell LiveWire award can provide a very timely boost to Britain’s entrepreneurs.”
Shell LiveWire also supports young entrepreneurs with its Grand Ideas Awards. Every month, up to six aspiring entrepreneurs are awarded a Shell LiveWire Grand Ideas Award of £1,000 to fund an innovative project to help get their business idea off the ground.
The enterprise scheme also hosts a business networking community at www.shell-livewire.org with 100,000 members – enabling the best business brains in the UK to share ideas with fellow entrepreneurs.