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09-07-2010, 02:15 PM
Congratulations to the following 8 young entrepreneurs who have been shortlisted for the monthly £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards. :)

Lisa Bean (LMBT Solutions), London
LMBT Solutions is a consultancy firm specialising in student and graduate development and networking. Under the registered trademark of Gradvert the company has been established to provide students and graduates with the tools, training, development and networking opportunities needed to achieve success in business.

Luke Boulton-Major (Karma Active), Bristol
Karma Active currently provide alternative sports programmes to school children, and would like to develop an instructor pack which is purchased by potential instructors and trains them in how to deliver the Martial Arts Pack for their schools and community groups.

Fred Clough (Scholify.com), London
Scholify com is a website designed to promote collaborative learning. Dedicated to all things student Scholify allows students to create work spaces to work on group projects and also discuss ideas related to their studies with the wider community. Scholify provides a free platform for young people to interact and collaborate on academic and educational themed topics.

Ijeoma Iwuoha (myTaskAngel), Newcastle upon Tyne
myTaskAngel is a online service that enables people overwhelmed with their daily to-do lists find qualified and eligible "angels" within their neighbourhood or community to complete these tasks for them. This service works by allowing you post a task you need completed, specify your budget and then relax and wait for the response of willing angels within our trusted network who are keen on completing these tasks for you.

Natalie Pierce-Jones (Fairypants), Chester
Fairypants is a complete range of dresses, corsets, fairy tutus, jewellery and accessories, all handmade by me. I offer a bespoke service from start to finish, along with a large selection of 'off the peg' items. For example, my customers can see a dress that I have designed and made, then they can alter it to suit their purpose. This is perfect for customers who want a bespoke dress, but have no idea where to start when designing it themselves.

Alexander Robinson (Trendring), Southampton
My business is a personalised review website, connecting social networking and ecommerce. People’s confidence to make shopping decisions is strongly influenced by their friends and family, who often accompany them to the shops. However, when buying online there is usually no opportunity to discuss prospective purchases with friends, as they are not present.

Lorna Syson, Coventry
Creates hand-made sculptural textiles for home soft furnishings from my Midlands based studio. Also works on larger scale installations for hotels, shop decor and interior designers, offering a completely unique and bespoke service.

Conrad Thornton (Green Street Media), Sheffield
Green Street Media is a green, eco-friendly marketing company offering pavement advertising across every city in the UK. We etch adverts into any hard stone or concrete surface from pavements to walls. The only cleaning fluid we use is H2O – pure clean water. Adverts leave a clean ‘green’ impression wherever customers want it.

* 1 minute elevator pitch videos from each of the 8 candidates will be posted soon in the 'My Business Kit' section of this site so that Shell LiveWIRE members can vote for their favourite.

Think you've got a Grand Idea for a new business or project? Apply online for the chance to win £1,000 at www.shell-livewire.org/awards (http://www.shell-livewire.org/awards)

http://www.shell-livewire.org/store/1272961987.641LID0.jpg (http://www.flyingstartonline.com/)

One award each month is sponsored by NCGE (National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship) as part of their FlyingStart (http://www.flyingstartonline.com/) programme for graduates.

12-07-2010, 11:06 AM
I am currently doing my video and getting very nervous about it all!! good luck everyone and hope to chat soon on the forum


12-07-2010, 11:35 AM
Look forward to receiving it / seeing it Lorna :)

16-07-2010, 11:37 AM
Thankyou so much! I had so much trouble with my video, I really hope you've got it ok! And, I really hope it looks good! I tried to inject a little humour, it might not have worked!!

Love Fairypants

Admin Tones
16-07-2010, 12:01 PM
Good luck to all of you. Looking forward to seeing/hearing the winners. :-)

16-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Voting is now open!

To watch the 8 elevator pitch videos and to cast your vote, simply go to My Business Kit (http://www.shell-livewire.org/my-business-kit) (you'll have to login if you're not already).

Voting closes at Midnight on 31st July, after which the winners will be announced in the first few days of August.

16-07-2010, 03:53 PM
Hello all,

I'm alex and I'm one of the lucky entrepreneurs who made this months shortlist. My video is the one with the 'gone shopping' thumbnail. It's for my business Trendring.com. I would love it if you could have a watch, and I would love it even more so if you vote for me ;)

If you have any questions about the video or my business please don't hesitate to contact me! :)




16-07-2010, 04:14 PM
Good luck to all the entrants this month. A really good selection of businesses to vote as always.

16-07-2010, 07:27 PM
Hi, I'm Conrad Thornton - the founder of Green Street Media. We were lucky enough to be short listed for this months Grand Idea's Awards. We offer sustainable, eco-friendly advertising solutions, please take a look at our Elevator Video and if you like what you see..please vote for us!

If you have any questions about what we do, please get in touch we'd be happy to discuss.

Many Thanks,

http://www.greenstreetmedia.eu - Try Something Different, Try Eco-Advertising

17-07-2010, 11:17 AM
there's some great ideas here will be putting in my vote! Unfortunately been trading too long, just about scrape into age though haha. Good luck to you all

17-07-2010, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the good luck wishes! Obviously I really hope I win, but the other competitiors are all really good! Whoever wins will deserve it!
Love Fairypants

18-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Good luck to all! :)

19-07-2010, 01:50 PM
Indeed this months competition all very good business ideas.

Please get in touch with me if you think our eco-friendly advertisng services could assist your promotions I would be more than happy to discuss with you.

Good luck to everyone!



http://www.greenstreetmedia.eu - Try Something Different, Try Eco-Advertising

19-07-2010, 11:19 PM
Congrats to all that were shortlisted. All 8 ideas are truly inspiring.

I was thrilled to find out that myTaskangel was shortlisted for this month's award. Here is a brief overview of the service. MyTaskangel is a online marketplace that enables people overwhelmed with their daily to-do list find qualified and eligible "angels" within their neighbourhood or community to complete these tasks for them.

Please watch the video and vote for us if you like what you see. More information about the service can be viewed via our website. Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter and be notified about our Beta Launch.


20-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Good candidates, I was lucky to be in the shortlist last month. Good luck to all! (weather you win or not, luck's always good to have)