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Claire Young

“I am passionate about inspiring the youth of today to go on to great things whatever their individual vocation. All our speakers are great rodels for young people. Raising the aspirations of students is key to their future success!”

- Claire Young,
Found of School Speakers Finalist of The Apprentice, President Young Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Gazelle FE Group

About Us

School Speakers, set up by entrepreneur Apprentice TV star Claire Young, is a one-stop-shop website & service which connects schools with the best of the UK’s inspiring, motivational and informative speakers. We work with schools on a daily basis supporting key events in the academic calendar. Having over 280 speakers registered with School Speakers we are confident that we can provide you with a speaker that will enthuse, motivate and raise aspirations amongst your students.

Claire Young

  • Business and Enterprise workshop days
  • Apprentice and Dragons' Den Style Challenges
  • Careers Guidance
  • Motivational talks
  • Awards and Speech Days
  • Individual or group talks including presentation skills

School Speakers aim to eliminate these issues. Finding external support should be quick, easy and enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and efficient service.

" I am passionate about inspiring the youth of today to go on to great things whatever their individual vocation. What better way to do that than with real life people sharing their real life lessons and experiences. Our speakers are good role models, they always aim to enthuse, motivate and inform their audience. "

Claire Young - Founder  

Vital Stats: BSc University of Bristol

Career Background: At university she applied for 83 jobs and joined the Graduate Scheme working for beauty giant L'Oreal. She spent eight years climbing the career ladder working in Marketing, Sales and Retail for companies L'Oreal, Colgate and Superdrug before in 2008 she applied to participate in the hit TV BBC1 series 'The Apprentice'. She reached the final, watched by over 11 million viewers. Lord Sugar dubbed her a 'Rottweiler' for her tenacious approach and mindset of never giving up!

Since then she has gone onto launch www.schoolspeakers.co.uk  which helps to inspire, motivate and educate young people.

She is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation. Claire has been nominated for the Queen's Enterprise Award and is honoured to represent the UK in The European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors. She is Honorary President of Young Chamber UK (www.youngchamber.com ) a not-for-profit social enterprise organisation which is dedicated to ensuring that young people of all levels of ability and background are equipped with the skills needed to fulfil their aspirations and achieve their goals. Claire recently became an Ambassador for The Entrepreneurial Education Group is in partnership with OCR (Oxford & Cambridge Exam Board) and was delighted to accept a position as Ambassador for the Gazelle Group www.thegazellegroup.com developing entrepreneurship plans in college level education.

Claire is Ambassador, and co-founder, of social enterprise www.girlsoutloud.org.uk and enjoys working with female students. Her aim is to raise their aspirations and make them think big! Girls can achieve anything which they put their mind to.

Motto:'How do you know until you try?'

Role Models: Pat Langham (her Headmistress), Oprah Winfrey, her Mum

Teacher Info

Finding the right speaker to deliver the right programme can be a huge project, taking up time that you don't have to spare. School Speakers is here to help and can advise you on which speakers would be suitable for your event. From the first enquiry to the final event details, we take the pressure off you, allowing you to do what you do best - teach!

We only promote speakers who are:

  • Professional
  • Recommended by teacher testimonials
  • Have experience in their chosen category
  • Experienced in working with young people.

And it's easy! Complete the enquiry form and we'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your brief and recommend speakers that maybe suitable.

Teacher Testimonials

Gerard Jones
"Thank you for the presentations you gave, they were really interesting and gave the students a fantastic insight into how to set up a new business, especially starting out with little financial backing! We've had a lot of positive feedback from students, particularly as you are a young entrepreneur. If we have any future events which we think you might be interested in, I'll be in touch"
Kirsty Murray, CIPs Marketing and Communications Officer at Newham College (London)

Claire Young
"Claire, you are a dynamo and your energy infused talk to our year 10's was quite simply excellent. The buzz in the room and the number of students who came up to me to say how much they enjoyed your presentation all point to the success of the day. You are a breath of fresh air, inspirational and a delight to work with. I don't know what you do but the students listen to you! We could hear a pin drop. We highly recommend you."
Kevin Higgins, Headteacher, St John Fisher School Dewsbury

Joy Marsden
"Feedback from all the students today has been excellent using phrases like 'really useful' 'amazing' 'brilliant', 'what they tell you is right', one student told me he was now going home to revise!"
Lee Jackson, Deputy Head, The Radclyffe School, Oldham

Lee Jackson
"From the minute Lee started to speak to students in Year 10 they were 100% attentive. An excellent mix of humour, fun and serious guidelines for their future got them interested, listening and actively participating. A number of days later I asked them to list the key points he made and many could still do so! All the staff who were present also commented on the quality and professionalism of Lee's presentation."
Jo Smith, Head of Year 10, Allerton High School Leeds

Lee McQueen
"Lee delivered a structured and professional speech to our audience of 300 people, consisting of staff, students and parents. Lee's speech was both inspiring and motivational and gave a very passionate and practical insight into how hard work and motivation can lead to great achievement and success. Not only did Lee give an inspirational speech but he also engaged the audience by asking them for questions. Lee then stayed for the entire two hour ceremony and congratulated Harrow College students on their achievements. Lee was happy to talk to students and their parents after the ceremony and posed for photographs."
Tony Medhurst, Principal, Harrow College

Interested?

To find out more details or make a booking please call us on 01924 277343 or get in touch through our enquiry form.

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