The Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 competition received hundreds of applications from across the UK, and following an initial sift for eligibility and completeness, our panel of independent judges has now narrowed them down to a shortlist of the very best regional entries which we have dubbed the Shell LiveWIRE ‘Hot 40’. In no particular order, these are; North East & North West (6 shortlisted) David Lynch & David Giles (Lynch Healthcare) Danielle Dunn (Danielle Dunn Creative Agency) Cathi Harrison (Para-Sols) Tony Haifeng Guo (AeroDNA Ltd) Laurent Van Houcke & Christopher Baker-Brian (BBOXX Ltd) Shira Rubin (Learn2Lingo) Northern Ireland & Wales (6 shortlisted) Connor McAuley (Kaizen Print and Marketing) William Allingham (Allingham QUADCRATE Ltd) Nathan John Dicks (Rewise Learning Ltd) David Stone (UKloupes) Rachel Bryan (Veritas Language Solutions Ltd) Max Broadfield (Crazyplay Limited) London & East of England (8 shortlisted) Daniel Price & Jonathan Sitton (Infinity Reliance) Claire Watt-Smith (BoBelle Ltd) Stephen Rapoport (Crashpadder UK Ltd) Tom Allason (Shutl Ltd) Phillippa Black & Joan Murphy (FRAME) Sam Bradley (BCHire Ltd) Jannen Vamadeva (Anytime Doctor) Amar Lodhia (The Small Business Consultancy CIC) South East & South West (8 shortlisted) Charlotte Sapey (Integr8 Dance) Nick Proctor (Amber Energy Consultants Ltd) James Pentreath (Leadership Consulting Partners Ltd) David Erasmus (Cubate) Waqas Sagar & Nabeel Qureshi (ACCOTAX – Certified Accountants & Tax Consultants) Charmaine Kemp (Wheelie Good Mobility) Christina Bassadone (Task Angels) Stephen Burton (Green Room Ales Ltd) Scotland (6 shortlisted) Ben & Rosemary Scrimgeour (Ben Scrimgeour Building Workshop Ltd) Michael Holliday & Chris Hall (Roots Design Workshop Limited) Hamish Robertson (RT Franchise Limited) Steven Deans (Deans Civil Engineering Limited) Gillian Chalmers (Parma Vintage) Christopher McBride (Devonto Ltd) Midlands & Yorkshire (6 shortlisted) Ruth Ferguson (Olga Olsson) Nathan Bestwick (If Works Limited) Janan Thomson (Export Connections) Kathryn Holloway (Promofix Limited) Jessica Grosvenor (Freelance Training and Consultancy) Elizabeth Sleeman (One and Only Collections Ltd) What happens next? Over the next 7 days, a team of Regional Judges will be looking at each of these applicants to decide on the 8 that will make it through to our UK Final in London on 13th October. Find out more about the Shell LiveWIRE LIVE! event and UK Final. Thanks to our Sifting Panel Many thanks to our independent sifting panel of Di Gates (Women Into The Network), Richard Clark (PNE Group) and Ian Brown (One North East) for spending a gruelling day helping us get the shortlist down to our Shell LiveWIRE 'Hot 40'. Thanks also to the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne for providing us with a venue for the sift.