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Sian Gabbidon

Sian Gabbidon is a renowned British businesswoman, motivational speaker, business consultant & the first black female winner of BBC's The Apprentice, following her series 14 success. From humble Yorkshire beginnings, Sian graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Design, Marketing & Production. Receiving her first sewing machine from her beloved parents, Sian started her clothing brand from her bedroom while working full-time, eventually growing it into a global loungewear brand with seven-figure retail partnerships.


About Sian Gabbidon

Sian now shares her story of success to inspire a multitude of audiences, giving a raw yet inspirational account of the reality of setting up a business from nothing through determination, grit, and passion with key touch points on overcoming adversity, never taking ‘no’ for an answer, learning from mistakes, understanding the power of knowledge and what it takes to pitch & secure a huge investment to boost a brand.

As an After Dinner Speaker, Sian is famed for her anecdotes, which take audiences on a journey through her career from humble beginnings to industry success.

As a School Speaker, Sian’s focus on the importance of education make her perfect role model and inspiration for the younger generation who are planning the next steps in their careers. Sian also offers engaging, interactional workshops for students. Her fashion brand has featured in numerous press articles and publications including The Times, Mail Online, Good Morning Britain, The Metro and more, a testament to Sian’s elite success.

Having gained experience during the process of building her brand, Sian instills in her audiences the steps that are necessary for success – whether that be in business or a chosen career path.

To book Sian Gabbidon, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Sian’s speech topics include but are not limited to:

  • Motivation
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • The Power Of Knowledge
  • Female Empowerment
  • Business Start-Up With No Investment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion And Business
  • Being A Black Female In Business
  • Investing In Yourself
  • The Importance Of Mental Health
  • Small Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Leadership & Teamwork
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