A Leading International Speaker Consultation & Booking Service

International Speaker Bureau

Tel: +44 (0)20 7607 7070


The Apprentice's Claire Young 'scores Birmingham City job'

25th June 2008

She was pipped at the post in the final of The Apprentice, but runner-up Claire Young has shown she doesn’t need Sir Alan Sugar to succeed.

The show’s favourite, who lost to Lee McQueen in the surprise final earlier this month, has reportedly been hired by Birmingham City Football Club in a deal worth more than the winner’s £100,000 contract with Sir Alan.

The club declined to comment this morning, but Young, 28, is said to have been offered the position after she impressed managing director, Karren Brady, who appeared on the BBC One show as a guest interviewer.

After grilling the former retail buyer, Brady told Sir Alan: “If you don't hire Claire, I will.”

Known as ‘The Rottweiler’, Young was despised by viewers early on in The Apprentice for her motormouth and aggression. But by the end of the series, she had displayed a talent for business and won over viewers.

Young’s fellow runner-up Alex Wotherspoon, 24, has also succeeded despite being fired by Sir Alan. He has reportedly been offered a host of modelling contracts.

  • Speakers Corner (London) Ltd
    Unit 31, Highbury Studios
    10 Hornsey Street
    N7 8EL

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7607 7070 
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7700 8847 

  • Ian was an excellent suggestion. I would certainly use you again. Friendly and helpful service. Aldenham School

  • Footer Logos


Agile web development by Byte9