Claire Young

Apprentice Finalist

claire young

Claire Young is a British entrepreneur and media personality famous for being the runner-up in series four of popular television show The Apprentice.

Born in Johannesburg but brought up in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, where she still lives today, she has steadily climbed up the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) ladder starting out in roles at Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal and Superdrug.

Made famous by her role on the BBC One show, more than 11 million viewers watched Claire compete in the final – Lord Sugar dubbed her a ‘Rottweiler’ for her tenacious approach and mind-set of never giving up.

Claire then brought more media interest upon herself when she famously turned down Karren Brady’s offer of employment at Birmingham City Football Club.

Today she runs her own business, ‘School Speakers’, and has co-founded ‘Girls Out Loud’, a social enterprise working with teenage girls 11 to 18 years old.

She also works within the media as a journalist/radio presenter in addition to working with the government on projects helping young people onto the career ladder and more women into business.

In her work as a motivational speaker Claire discusses the impact that the Apprentice, and the looming shadow of Lord Sugar, had upon her work ethic and business style.

Claire brings all the lessons she learnt from the Apprentice chief to the table at each of her business management speaker events, as well as offering audiences an insight into what life was really like on the show.

To book Claire Young as the business speaker for your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling us directly on: +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Business Management
  • Sales & Retail
  • Women in Business

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