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.
Sian started her business Sian Marie from her bedroom and built it into a global brand. She now shares her story as an in-demand speaker and presenter on all aspects of business startups to a wide range of receptive audiences.
Contact Great British Speakers today to book The Apprentice winner, SianMarie entrepreneur, motivational speaker & presenter, Sian Gabbion for your next event.
From humble Yorkshire beginnings Sian developed a creative flare, and after graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in Design, Marketing & Production and 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.
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.
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.
Sian has single-handled hosted a variety of large-scale corporate events, conferences and awards ceremonies gaining national press exposure for hosts. Sian keeps audiences engaged with quick-thinking wit, charm and personality as reflected in the atmosphere.
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.
THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE
BUSINESS START-UP WITH NO INVESTMENT
FASHION AND BUSINESS
BEING A BLACK FEMALE IN BUSINESS
INVESTING IN YOURSELF
THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH
LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK
Sian shows charisma and confidence in her speaker sessions brought to 1000s across the nation from students through to corporate clients, captivating them with her Cinderella story. Audiences revel in her accounts of using digital marketing techniques and social media organically to gain invaluable brand exposure from a vast number of celebrities including the likes of Michelle Keegan and Molly-Mae Hague.
As well as the powerful understanding in finding balance in life to avoid burnout, and working smarter over working hard.
I just wanted to send over a massive thanks for Sian for joining us last week, her session was so great (I managed to tune in from my holiday) and was really well received by our people.
She’s left a lot of people feeling inspired and motivated… so a very successful event. It was great to work with you – looking forward to working again with you in the future!
Great British Speakers Fashion Label Client
“Sian was authentic, personable, driven/relatable and represented the North. She also supported above and beyond by visiting all the exhibitors and speaking at length with business owners, delegates and entrepreneurs. I personally believe Sian is an inspiration to many new starts, growth seeking and established businesses/entrepreneurs. The resilience she has shown is a credit to herself and her family.”