Saira Khan | Speaker
Saira Khan is a business woman, author, public speaker, television presenter and star of the 2005 series of “The Apprentice.” This Loose Woman is an asset to any event
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Saira Khan shot to fame in the first series of the smash hit BBC 2 TV Series “The Apprentice” and has since taken the UK by storm. She is a regular face on BBC television and presented the hit children’s show Beat the Boss. She has been involved in high profile tv shows like celebrity masterchef, celebrity mastermind and Children in Need’s Around the World in 80 Day. She presented CBBC’s business show called “Trade your way to the USA” and her 2 x 60minute documentaries for BBC2 called , “ Adopting Abroad, Saira’s Story” was shown to great national reviews in Sept 2011. She is MD of her own company “miamoo” a luxury range of skincare products, www.miamoo.co.uk, has witten a self help book called PUSH for success published by Random House and is an experienced motivational speaker.
Saira is a regular corporate speaker on business start up, women in business, British Muslim integration, self development and sales training and her adoption journey. However, the most popular subject she gets asked to talk about is her time and experience on “The Apprentice”. As a finalist of the first series she is respected for her “Can do” attitude and her exceptional sales skills. She gave inspiration to every woman watching when she was asked about how she felt as the only female left in the competition, she answered, “I am equal to any man out there.”
Her straight talking, no nonsense approach makes her an energetic and captivating speaker. Her business insight comes from starting her own business rather than text books or theories. A born entrepreneur she honed her skills by working in various Blue Chip industries and in different roles ranging from a sales Exec to a Sales Director.She has worked for Burton’s Biscuits, McVities and KP, Workthing.com and Yell. She has sold everything from Biscuits to advertising.
She has taken part in numerous corporate, public speaking engagements and high profile events with leading organisations such as Business Link, Shell, Marriot Hotels, Save the Children, RHM Foods, West London Business Development Agency, London School of Economics, Euro Star, The Marriott to name but a few.
Saira has previously been invited by the former Director General of the BBC Mark Thompson to speak to a senior BBC leadership event, by Ian Duncan Smith to present an Award at his Social Cohesion event, by the CEO of Women in Film and Television to present at their Awards ceremony, by Mother and Baby to co-host their awards, by Mama and Papa’s to MC their Midwife of the Year event and by the Dutch public broadcasting Tv to be their MC for the European Diversity Show.
Most recently, Saira has been a panelist on Loose Women and a presenter on ‘Trade Your Way to the USA’ for CBBC, for which she filmed the third series in 2013, and ‘The Money Show with Martin Lewis’ for ITV, for which she is currently filming the fourth series. She also features regularly as a panelist on The Wright Stuff.