Terence Chung won August’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, FRUU.
FRUU is a British indie cosmetic company specialising in sustainable fruit-derived skincare products. FRUU produces sustainable products mainly from organic fruit and plant ingredients derived from food waste from processed fruit products. By using fruit waste materials the business will be diverting food waste from landfill sites, helping to mitigate the amount of greenhouse gases released during the decomposition processes.
Commiserations to Diana Florescu (TakeMeOut), James Okwudili (Vibro Ultra), Rebecca Sloan (Piddle Patch) and Sylvia Sun (GreenRide Sharing) who were shortlisted but did not win this time and are encouraged to reapply.
Sam Etherington won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in 2014, for his business Aqua Power Technologies, before going on to be shortlisted for the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, where he won the £5,000 Future Impact Award.
Shell last night awarded a total of £180,000 of equity free funding to Carlton Cummins from Aceleron and Upside Energy as the national winners of Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE. With a total of £440,000 in funding available in 2017, the programmes are designed to recognise and reward the most innovative UK low-carbon businesses and the most inspirational young sustainability entrepreneurs.