Claire Brumby


Award-winning food entrepreneur and esteemed speaker: following surviving a life-threatening illness Claire Brumby founded a multi-award winning healthy snacking brand: her journey was a roller-coaster, and then some! Claire’s journey in retail has provided a bounty of experience both good and challenging; bringing a brand from a dream to conception and reality. Claire can cover any or all aspects of this within her talks, presentations and workshops, articulated not only through the eyes of an entrepreneur but also as a woman, wife and mum of three children.

Claire has many a tale to tell from how she found herself invited to St James Palace, to networking with royalty, to rubbing shoulders with celebrities, to pitching on Dragons Den and delivering real accounts of how each step of the business was a feat of its own. The success with which she brought her brand into the public eye and has encouraged growth and popularity prove Claire’s business acumen whilst her own personal determination and passion mark her as an inspirational and informative business speaker.

Following her exit from the brand, Claire now coaches and mentors’ entrepreneurs, her specialism remains in food, but has a huge passion for start-ups and their entrepreneurial spirit.  Her debut book, The Winning Mix: Launch & Grow Your Food Business Without Selling Your Soul,  is helping entrepreneurs from all walks of life in the UK and Worldwide, and reached best-seller ranks, and has also been shortlisted in the prestigious Business Book Awards.

Bringing her personal experience as a mother together with her professional experience Claire Brumby has become both a successful business owner and much sought-after speaker. With awards won for her retail brand, food products and her own business management, mentoring and marketing abilities Claire Brumby’s achievements span all of this, and swimming the English Channel in a relay team. Claire has also been given great praise for her work as a business speaker, appearing at conferences and after dinner speaker events across the UK Claire is applauded for her passion, tenacity, inspiration and enthusiasm for all she undertakes.

To book Claire Brumby as the retail speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Claire is known to cover the following topics:

  • Overcoming Adversity & Resilience
  • Entrepreneurial Boost
  • Dragons Den
  • Business Speaker
  • Retail Speaker
  • Women In Business
  • Embracing Change
  • Working Outside Your Comfort Zone
  • Work Life Balance
  • Starting A Business With No Knowledge/Experience In The Sector
  • Success & Failure
  • Launching & Building a Brand
  • Guerrilla Marketing

See what people had to say about Claire, when she appeared at their corporate events, below:

“Claire’s story of choice, chance and change was very inspirational and motivating for the team. It certainly met with our brief and I highly recommend Claire and Champions!” – Nick, Oakwood Merchandising

“Would definitely recommend Claire to any business wanting a motivational speaker.  Claire’s story is based around her own personal journey so was very credible and came from the heart. Claire is an inspiring speaker who left us with a lot of food for thought”  – Deborah, Arla Foods

“Doncaster Chamber invited Claire Brumby to speak about ‘The Terrifying Lows and Ecstatic Highs of Creating a Hugely Successful Food Brand’ at a well-attended Women in Business lunch. She was entertaining and gave an honest yet humorous account of how she grew her healthy snack food brand by being “disruptive” to get recognised. Guests described Claire as “inspiring” and “amazing” and appreciated her encouragement with their own business ventures.”  – RebeccaDoncaster Chamber

“Claire was amazing. Very inspiring, very knowledgeable, realistic, honest. It was a good day! Learned a lot”. – Simon, Accelerator, part of London Metropolitan University

“A huge thank you to Claire.  Her journey is a story of inspiration, determination and resilience told with passion and enthusiasm, very engaging and thought provoking.” – Jonathon, Humber & Doncaster Chartered Management Institute

“We invited Claire to come and speak at one of our seller events to our food producers and we’re thrilled we did.   Claire manages that rare feat of delivering a talk that is both inspirational and practical, which was ideal for our audience of small food businesses.    Like any great talk it left us all with a fresh perspective, new ideas and renewed energy for our businesses.” – Katie Kitiri, Founder, Yumbles