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Award Name Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
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Contact Jill Parkin

Details Recognition of successful businesses started by young people including the owner/managers commitment to sustainable development issues.

Entry Requirements All business partners to be aged 16-30 and the business must have been trading for 3-18 months on closing date.
Entry Fee None
Criteria Summary We are highlighting sustainable development, or ‘Planet, People and Profits’ in the awards. By this, we mean that we want to raise the importance of helping to build better businesses for the future, by raising awareness of the value of setting a vision for the future and establishing operating principles to guide the running of the company. This may involve considering ways to balance work and home life, setting up good employment and health and safety policies or looking at the efficient use of energy and resources. This might also mean looking at customer and supplier needs or other activities, which takes into consideration the impact of the business on its surroundings and helps secure a sustainable future. LiveWIRE, along with Shell, believes that sustainable development should be a way of life, not a concept.
The ‘People, Planet, Profits’ element of the guidelines are intended to check, and in some cases raise, awareness of sustainable development among young people setting up in business or in the early stages of their business ventures. To some it will be new ground and to others it will be a way of spreading good practice and new ideas. Where appropriate we would encourage the giving of special awards to those who have shown creativity and initiative in the following areas:
good employment policy; potential for employment; energy efficiency in the workplace; recyclability of waste or by-products.
Judges To be confirmed.
Sponsors Shell UK
Cash Value 10k (up to)
RSA Accredited No

Established 30/11/1999
Last Award 01/03/2001
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 31/01/2002

Previous Winners Sustainable Development has not previously featured in the judging criteria for the start up awards - so no previous winners.

Other Info The awards are presented to individuals who are able to demonstrate their entrepreneurship, understanding of business principles as well as commitment to sustainable development.

Last updated 09/03/2005