They have been a fabulous source of information, knowledge and encouragement, and I feel that my business is growing as a result of their input.
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 including www.schoolspeakers.co.uk and www.girlsoutloud.org.uk. She is also passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation.
Claire works ‘hands on’ in schools (primary through to university age), and across multiple government organisations, helping students to raise aspirations, take off the blinkers and think big! 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.
Recently she met with the Prime Minister for roundtable talks and has been invited to join the House of Lords Youth Unemployment taskforce. Claire has been nominated for the Queen's Enterprise Award 2011. Now a successful young businesswoman she hopes that her story will motivate others to realise that with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.