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Claire Young

Entrepreneur and Apprentice Finalist

Claire Young was made famous by her role as the highly driven runner-up of series four of ‘The Apprentice’ where was dubbed a ‘Rottweiler’ by Lord Sugar for her tenacious approach in the boardroom and drive not to quit. She beat 40,000 candidates to reach the final and this experience inspired Claire to set up ‘School Speakers an award-winning business. It is the UK’s No 1 speaking agency working alongside schools, colleges and universities across the world to provide talks to students and staff. She also works within the media as a journalist & radio presenter in addition to advising the government on a range of projects supporting young people and women.

Claire started out her business career in roles at Colgate Palmolive (sales and finance), L’Oréal UK (brand and marketing)  and AS Watson (retail buying for Superdrug). She shares her experiences, and insights, from, climbing the corporate ladder to then starting her own business.

To learn more about Claire, listen to her podcast here

Claire Young supports the National Apprenticeship Service by heading up their Young Ambassador Network and works in partnership with the Peter Jones Foundation supporting Tenner Tycoon and Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Claire is a proud government adviser working on many successful initiatives, including enterprise education, SME growth, employability skills and the women in business agenda.

Claire works within the media as a journalist and radio presenter and is currently writing for a number of publications, regularly commentating on radio and making guest contributions to a number of TV shows.

Now a successful businesswoman Claire Young hopes that her story will motivate others – with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.

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Motivation, Inspiration, Visualisation

How to start a business

How to survive the credit crunch

Women in Business

Shooting up the career ladder

The Apprentice

Claire Young hosted our regional enterprise conference and delivered an inspiring and engaging speech, as well as taking time to talk with the teachers who attended the event to share her wealth of experience. Her delivery was relevant and entertaining, as well as really useful for the delegates.

Enterprise Village Yorkshire

Claire is a powerhouse of entrepreneurial spirit! The UK needs more female entrepreneurs and she’s is flying the flag high for them.

Young Enterprise

You are a natural host and one of the first who people said they would definitely love to have back for next year! I must say I don't know where you get all your energy from. To be working full on and into the night yesterday (and the night before) and then up so early to be going again today, you really are a real inspiration, even to us oldies!

National Apprenticeship Service Awards

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

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