2007 - Tom Morgan, Dan Wedgwood, Lamorna Trahair, and Jenny Hunter (The League of Adventurists)
Shell LiveWIRE's Young Entrepreneur for 2007 was announced on 13th June 2007 at a dinner hosted by James Smith, Chairman of Shell UK, and attended by Rachel Elnaugh, of BBC's Dragons Den.
The League of Adventurists, a business owned at the time of winning by Tom Morgan (27), Dan Wedgwood (24), Lamorna Trahair (22) and Jenny Hunter (26), won the £10,000 first prize and the prestigious title of Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007.
The League of Adventurists organises adventure events raising money for charities. Events have included rallies to Mongolia and across India. The company is developing a range of new events, an online television channel and magazine, and is building new media partnerships to create new adventure-based entertainment.
The League of Adevnturists team with their 2007 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
To win, the team outshone other young entrepreneurs from across the country. Close runners up were Brewdog from Aberdeen, and Newcastle-based business Kiki’s Kabin picked up a judges' commendation award. Each finalist’s business plan was scrutinised by a panel of judges made up of business experts and past winners including Mike Hogg, General Manager of Shell Gas Direct.
Commenting on his success, Tom Morgan said, “It’s an honour to have won such a prestigious award, especially considering the strong competition. We’ve turned a hobby into a business and with the Shell LiveWIRE award we can continue to bring adventure to the world.”
James Smith, Chairman of Shell UK, was quoted as saying: “Shell LiveWIRE has been supporting young people to turn their ideas into successful businesses for 25 years. Over the years we’ve seen some remarkable ideas and yet again the UK’s young entrepreneurs have shown themselves to have fantastic drive and enthusiasm. Shell is proud to be able to recognise the achievements of entrepreneurs such as The League of Adventurists, and wishes them every success in future.”
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You can view a video of The League of Adventurists talking about their business in the top right corner of this page.