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People will always talk about the downfalls to starting a business - the long hours, the sleepless nights, the lack of your social life. It’s independence - we're creating something that we can stand back at the end of the day and go we've created this and we’re making a difference. It is an absolutely fantastic feeling. 

Dawn Lockett & Anthony Noel, Katapult Ltd

Containers Hostels is November's Featured Business of the Month

Bryn Powell, came up with the idea for his business, Containers Hostels, with his business partner Nick, after he graduated from the University of Leeds, where he studied Environmental Science.

Spotlight on September’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme winner, Matthew McLaren, co-founder of Entomos

Matthew McLaren won September’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, Entomos.

Shell LiveWIRE Research: Innovative business idea, but no cash?

Shell LiveWIRE research shows access to finance is a key challenge for entrepreneurs starting-up

Celebrating the UK’s most innovative entrepreneurs: bio-bean

A lot of students have been powered by coffee, but since his brainwave in 2012, Arthur Kay has taken things to a whole different level.

Celebrating the UK’s most innovative entrepreneurs: KwickScreen

Michael Korn started KwickScreen when he was 30 years old, winning the 2011 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his invention, the KwickScreen.