Miri, 26 Aug 2016 - Shell Malaysia today concluded its first season of Shell LiveWIRE in Sarawak at the close of the ‘Become a Successful Owner Manager’ workshop at the Shell Lutong office.

The event was attended by Miri City Mayor, Adam Yii, who also took time out of his busy schedule to present certificates of completion to every participant.

The participants of this workshop have gone through an earlier round of brainstorming with the LiveWIRE facilitators that was held in their respective towns. As a whole, almost 60 budding entrepreneurs were trained and only the cream of the crop is invited to progress into the second workshop.

Out of the 22 participants at this workshop, eight hails from Miri, six were attending from Bintulu, and seven made the effort all the way from Kuching.

This is part and parcel of Shell’s commitment to develop the capacity of the nation’s entrepreneurs through its LiveWIRE programme. By supporting Malaysian entrepreneurs, Shell aims to directly tackle the issues of unemployment in our nation.

“This programme equips our entrepreneurs with relevant and insightful knowledge to support small and medium sized enterprises,” said Shanton Mowe, External Relations Manager for Shell Upstream Malaysia.

“Shell LiveWIRE’s value comes from more than 30 years of experience, delivering entrepreneurial knowledge to people all over the world,” said Shanton at the event.

About Shell LiveWIRE

 Shell LiveWIRE is a world-class entrepreneurial programme, introduced by Shell in 16 countries all over the world. Since 1982, the programme has trained more than 10 million budding entrepreneurs and supported over 9,000 businesses.

In Malaysia, Shell LiveWIRE ran its pilot in Sabah in 2015, where out of a total of 60 entrepreneurs that were trained, three were selected to receive the RM10,000 seed grant and three years of guidance from Shell leaders and the LiveWIRE facilitators.

For more information on the Shell LiveWIRE programme, please contact:

Ms. Ayisha Arshad, Social Performance Manager

Cell: +6012 260 6737, Email: Ayisha.arshad@shell.com