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 many business ventures including: schoolspeakers.co.uk and girlsoutloud.org.uk.
Claire Young is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise, to our younger generation and founded TeenBiz; the UK’s first business start up scheme for under 18’s. Claire works ‘hands on’ in schools (primary to university age), and across multiple government organisations; helping students to raise aspirations, take off the blinkers and think big!
Apprentice For Apprentice
She 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 Young PM Meeting
Recently she met with the Prime Minister, for round table talks and has been invited to join the House of Lords Youth Unemployment task force. Claire has been nominated for a Queen’s Enterprise Award, and is also happy to represent the UK; in The European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.
Drive & Determination
Now a successful young business woman, she hopes that her story will motivate others; to realise that with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Claire Young
Amway UK Sheryl Franklin-Worth Corporate Affairs Manager
Amway UK chose to work with Claire as their first UK Business Ambassador due to her straight talking and transparent nature. Truly flexible and dedicated to her role with us, it is a pleasure to work with her.
John May CEO Young Enterprise
Claire is a powerhouse of entrepreneurial spirit! The UK needs more female entrepreneurs and she’s is flying the flag high for them.