Michelle Dewberry

First female and youngest winner of The Apprentice

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About

Michelle Dewberry shot to national fame as the winner of the hit BBC show 'The Apprentice', beating 15000 other applicants. Her sharp business brain and ability to cut through the hype and get to the core issue won her not only the title but the admiration of the nation and a place in Sir Alan Sugar's business empire. Sir Alan summed her up when he called her "hard working, very focused, organised, committed" and acknowledged she has "worked her way up to achieve great things". Michelle also captivated the media and became known as the "silent assassin".

Prior to competing in The Apprentice, Michelle was a self employed consultant working in the City of London with an impressive client list. Her decision to apply for The Apprentice was motivated by her strong desire to develop her business experience under the aegis of one of the country's most successful businessmen. Always ready to drive and accept a new challenge, she has created every one of her opportunities by forward thinking and self motivation.

Despite leaving school with only two GCSEs, Michelle Dewberry soon demonstrated her rare business potential. Declining to follow the conventional further education route, she recognised the value of hands on experience and opted instead for a YTS programme. Then aged 18, she took a major employer by storm after cold calling them and requesting a job as a manager. She was offered a junior post in the IT department but swiftly engineered her progress through the ranks until, by the age of 21, she was managing the biggest account the company held.

Michelle Dewberry simultaneously funded herself through night school to gain various professional qualifications to underpin her fast growing career. A desire to increase her experiences saw her move around the UK and then to London, after she was headhunted by Tiscali to manage their offshore transitions. Recognising her strengths in business transformation, Michelle branched out to work as a freelance consultant, managing complex business process outsourcing and transformation programmes.

After working with Sir Alan Sugar for a year, Michelle Dewberry's entrepreneurial flair was strengthened and she left to progress her own ventures. Today, Michelle helps others to overcome whatever challenges they may face - be it companies, teams or individuals. She specialises in bringing her entrepreneurial, life and leadership skills to top organisations, helping leaders to become corporate entrepreneurs. She is on the board of the prestigious Business Superbrands council and has been selected by the government as a mentor to the £19million e-factor programme, promoting enterprise across North Lincolnshire. She is also a regular contributor to Radio, TV and Print Media.

An author, businesswoman, coach and a speaker, Michelle Dewberry shows that success does not happen by chance, it happens by choice. She was recently featured in the FT after a company she spoke at experienced its highest ever sales figures following her speech.

Michelle's book Anything is Possible (Orion, 2007) reveals the painful and harrowing difficulties she had to face, and provides a clear insight into how she has succeeded, not just in winning the intense competition of The Apprentice but in so many other aspects of her life. Her message will resonate to all those who hope for a better life.

Books and DVDs

Below you'll find products by Michelle Dewberry which may be available for purchase. Click the image to view on Amazon’s website. Clients often like to purchase books and other merchandise as autographed give-aways at events where Michelle Dewberry is appearing. For bulk purchases, please speak with the Booking Agent handling your event.

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