Some exciting news, and a bit of a 'watch this space' as amber energy's Nick Proctor sets off to the US of A in April to consider business opportunities in America. The trip is to be partially funded by Shell's new initiative "Let's Go Trade".

Nick, as a previous Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year was selected with some other previous winners to put together an entry for the programme. The programme encourages the development of successful UK start-up businesses into international markets.

Nick said "the funding was great timing as we've been looking at working with partners in the US for sometime and the market seems particularly ripe. A third of our enquiries come from the states and similar problems exist to those in the UK so we could have a scalable operation out there in 2016. Watch this space."