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Claire Young

A former star of BBC’s The Apprentice, Claire is currently a government adviser working on many successful initiatives, including enterprise education, SME growth, employability skills and the women in business agenda. She is a journalist and radio presenter and appears frequently in media.  Claire founded her own school speakers enterprise and is also an accomplished business speaker herself.


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Claire Young, is the straight talking, no-nonsense business woman who is well known for reaching the final of series 4 of BBC1’s The Apprentice (2008) watched by over 11 million viewers. Since then she has worked non-stop setting up numerous business ventures. She is also passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation.

She works ‘hands on’ in schools, and across multiple government organisations. She supports ‘Backing Young Britain’ and has met with the Prime Minister. Now a successful entrepreneur, she has a non-business background and hopes that her story will motivate others to realise that with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.

Claire has been a regular presenter for GMTV; discussed business, employment & redundancy issues on Sky News & ITN; has become an established public speaker and even started writing her own book. Claire writes a weekly newspaper column and contributes to a number of magazines.

Claire is a highly effective inspirational and dynamic speaker for both student and corporate audiences.

Recent comments include:

Claire, you are a dynamo. You are a breath of fresh air, inspirational and a delight to work with. Your energy infused after-dinner talk was quite simply excellent. The buzz in the room, the number of people who came up to me and have emailed to say how much they enjoyed your presentation, all point to the success of the evening. We recommend you.” FSB Federation of Small Businesses

“Claire Young brought a great deal of expertise, enthusiasm and energy to our event ” Coco-Cola

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