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Latest News / 16 new entrepreneurs inducted to the Shell LiveWIRE International ‘Hall of Fame’

The latest inductees join an elite group of 33 entrepreneurs in the 'Hall of Fame'

16 entrepreneurs have joined an elite group of global young entrepreneurs after being inducted into the prestigious Shell LiveWIRE International Hall of Fame.

The inducted businesses, which include one of London’s fastest growing clean-tech companies, have been admitted to the Hall of Fame in recognition of their outstanding success.

Announcing the latest inductees, Emmanuel Anyim, Social Performance Lead Local Content & Enterprise Development, said, “Each entrepreneur has shown remarkable vision, innovation, courage and leadership to turn their business idea into an outstanding commercial success. Between them, they have created employment opportunities for other people, which is a valuable contribution to their local economies. They epitomise what Shell LiveWIRE is all about, and each one thoroughly deserves their place in the Hall of Fame.”

The latest additions to the Hall of Fame include an innovative company that is producing advanced biofuels from used coffee grounds. There’s also a company from Brazil that is reducing the social exclusion of blind people through sport, whose work has been recognised by the UN, UNICEF and FIFA; an education app accessed by over 1.2m students to help them with their exam revision; and, a company from the Netherlands whose recyclable festival camping gear is setting a new standard for event camping products around the world.

The latest inductee businesses are:

bio-bean, a ‘green trailblazer’ that converts used coffee grounds into advanced biofuels, with the aim of turning London into the first of many green cities around the world.

De-Zionite Interiors & General Services, launched in 2010 to provide a range of professional interior design and cleaning services to both domestic and commercial clients, the business has grown to employ 11 staff and has established its own charitable arm to help disadvantaged families in the Niger Delta. The company has also recently accessed a N5 million (US $26k) loan from the Shell Grofin Enterprise Development Fund on the strength of its business model.

Dwaya Manikam, from Indonesia, has revitalised the country’s traditional textile industry by creating fashionable Batik clothing for a new younger market. This social enterprise also creates quality employment opportunities for 20 women from disadvantaged backgrounds, and is working to develop a creative hub for the production of contemporary Batik crafts and textiles.

English Bus, is a mobile English language tuition service to equip small businesses in remote rural areas of Basilicata in Southern Italy with the language skills to develop new market opportunities overseas.

Excel Creations Enterprise, an award winning domestic and commercial painting and decorating company from Delta State, Nigeria employing 18 staff.

Group Solutio, provides corporate wellbeing solutions that have benefited over 3,000 people across Brazil.

Lazuli Sarae, Employing eight staff and with a turnover of US $50k, this business has created a unique youth fashion brand by combining traditional Indonesian Batik fabrics with Denim.

Marvi Crafts, having quickly established a reputation for producing high quality authentic Sindhi crafts, Marvi Crafts supplies some of Pakistan’s leading fashion houses.

Movimiento Darte, turns waste paper into chic notebooks and sketch pads for school children throughout Argentina.

ONE NIGHTS TENT, from the Netherlands, produces recyclable festival camping gear which is setting a new standard for event camping products around the world.

Pavegen, as one of London’s fastest growing clean-tech companies, Pavegen converts the kinetic energy from footsteps into renewable electricity. The company employs 30 staff and has distributors in eight countries including the US, Australia, Korea and New Zealand.

Revision App, based in London, is one of the most downloaded study and revision applications, accessed by over 1.2m students.

Sara Srl, from Potenza, Italy, produces high end organic herbal cosmetics from olive oil and donkey milk.

Taj Trading Company, a market leader in Pakistan’s bangle manufacturing industry.

Urece Sports and Culture, based in Rio de Janeiro, this leading international company is reducing the social exclusion of blind people through sport. Urece’s work has been recognised by the UN, FIFA and UNICEF.

Van.Eko, has designed the ultimate eco-friendly ‘Be.e’ electric scooter, made from bio-based composites in its drive to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the cities and commuters of Europe.

The latest inductees join an elite group of 33 young entrepreneurs in the Shell LiveWIRE International Hall of Fame. They include the first ever national LiveWIRE award winner from Scotland, who started off making lobster pots and now runs one of the largest marine supplies businesses in the UK. There’s also the medical company behind the world’s first lower jawbone implant using 3D printing technology, a groundbreaking social enterprise from Brazil that has created the country’s first direct sales network of sustainable products, and a Dutch company that has designed the ultimate storm proof umbrella.

To find out more about these inspirational young entrepreneurs please visit www.shell-livewire.com/halloffame

 


 

16 new entrepreneurs inducted to the Shell LiveWIRE International ‘Hall of Fame’
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