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UK Business Awards 2018 Triple Finalist

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UK Business Awards 2018 Triple Finalist

  • Dee Clayton, Founder and Managing Director of Simply Amazing Training, has been named a finalist for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Venus Dorset Awards and for ‘Business Owner of the Year’ and ‘Influential Business Woman of the Year’ at the National Business Women’s Awards.
  • Simply Amazing Training offers specialist executive presentations skills coaching and management training using their innovative “Public Speaking Monkeys” technique.
  • The company also offers one-to-one presentation skills modules.
  • Dee Clayton and her team have a 99% success rate in helping clients become confident speakers.


Simply Amazing Training of Dorset and Hertfordshire has been named as a business award finalist in three categories at two UK Business Awards 2018.

At the Venus Dorset Awards 2018, Dee Clayton Founder and Managing Director of Simply Amazing Training has been announced Finalist as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. She is also a double award finalist at the 2018 National Business Women’s Awards as ‘Business Owner of the Year’ & ‘Influential Business Woman of the Year’. Winners will be crowned at gala presentations taking place at The Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth on Nov 23rd and Wembley Stadium, London on Friday 7th December 2018, respectively.

The Venus Awards founded by Tara Howard, dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional and national economy. The Venus Awards Dorset is now in its 9th year, attracted over 515 nominations and 350 applications. Dee Clayton is one of only three finalists in her category, having successfully competed in a shortlisted interview and judging process.

The National Business Women’s Awards raises the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising Business Women Nationally. These awards are a sought-after accolade of achievement and a veritable endorsement of success in business.

Commenting about the recent announcements Dee Clayton, Founder and Director stated, “We are delighted that our clients, colleagues and business associates should have voted and/or supported our applications with testimonials about the powerful and positive impact of the training that our talented team deliver. On a personal basis, it is humbling to be recognised by fellow entrepreneurs, businesswomen and sponsor judges. I would like to congratulate all the finalists at both awards and very much look forward to meeting them in Dorset and London.”

Jason Abbott, President AmSafe Bridport, said, “Congratulations to Simply Amazing Training on reaching the finals of these 2018 National Business Awards! Dee Clayton has worked with the Exec team individually to assess our personalities and development requirements and then facilitated us on developing a cohesive management team. The progress we have made would not have been achieved without her insights and expertise. We continue to use Dee and her Company for individual development of key personnel and for my management team including our General Manager in Sri Lanka who is responsible for 500+ people. We wish Dee and her team every success on Nov 23rd and Dec 7th.”

Dawn Crossingham FIOEE, Managing Director of D52ltd Business Toolkit offered an insight into being sponsor and judge for the Entrepreneur of the Year Category by saying, ”As Sponsor of the Venus Women Awards, three phrases summed up what we were looking for in an entrepreneur: Innovator, financial risk-taker and founder. As a Fellow of the Institute of Entrepreneurs I felt that this category is one which resonated with me but it was tough eliminating thirty-five nominees to choose only five as semi-finalists, and then reducing that to a further three was even harder. I was really grateful to have a panel involved to assist me: An Angel Investor, a successful international multiple business owner, a small business owner and myself. We determined that our entrepreneurial winner would be an individual who, rather than working as an employee, noticed a problem in their sector, had an idea for the solution, then founded a business, growing it from nothing into a growth brand; assuming all the risks and rewards of the venture. “These award finalist announcements come soon for Simply Amazing Training after being announced as a Hat Trick finalist at the National SME Awards 2018.

Simply Amazing Training offer specialist executive presentations skills coaching and management training throughout the UK and internationally.

They are famous for their Public Speaking Monkeys (trademarked) technique. The mind chatter or fear monkeys are the voices of self-doubt which cause so much anxiety. Their innovative technique gets to the unconscious in an approachable manner by helping clients “Tame” their monkeys and becomes confident speakers with a 99% success rate.

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Author: Dee Clayton

Dee Clayton - Simply Amazing TrainingDee Clayton, an acclaimed coach and winner of the prestigious Overall National UK NBW Award in 2022, has over 30 years of experience in communication. With over half of her career as an author, mentor, and trainer. Dee offers a distinctive blend of skills and insights. Her mission is clear: to empower high-performing individuals to excel further, while guiding their teams to unprecedented success. Connect with Dee via LinkedIn.

Posted by Dee Clayton on 31 Oct 2018

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