Training - Live and Virtual

27 March 2018
Training - Live and Virtual

Clare Crowther is proud to have played a small part in the massive roll out of a new education programme across Toastmasters International.

Her part in the implementation programme was to present eight live training sessions and run 15 initial virtual support sessions – webinars and Q&A sessions.

The webinars will continue for the next few months.

Another “string to the bow”!

Pathways Road Trip

27 February 2018
Pathways Road Trip

Seven visits in 11 days - an exhausting and worthwhile road trip delivering Pathways Roll Out training from Hull to Warrington, and many places in between.

23 February 2018
Change ... and You

Clare's "Change ... and You" professional development session received a great reception from a mixed audience of insurance brokers and financial advisers.

Instead of the usual emphasis of how to "manage" change, this session concentrated on how to receive change.

Several audience members commented on how it helped them with their non-work changes as well as in the world of work.

19 December 2017
New speech well received!

Clare Crowther's new speech,  "My Life as An Actress Dahling ... an Extra Perspective!" was well received by a local community group.

This illustrated talk not only plots the path from an 11 year old to the present day, but also gives a "behind the scenes" view of working on feature films and TV productions.

The Rotary Club of Humberside welcomes Clare Crowther.

15 November 2017
The Rotary Club of Humberside welcomes Clare Crowther.

Clare gave her "Listen ... to Solve" speech at Humberside's Rotary meeting at Willerby Manor on 15 November.

In his vote of thanks, Martyn Kirby said it was one of the most professional speeches he had heard in all his years at Rotary.

07 November 2017
Steel City Conference

The UK and Ireland Conference featured Clare Crowther giving her Award winning speech, followed by a workshop to show how you too can become a Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker.

12 October 2017
Safeguarding and Unconscious Bias

Clare Crowther was honoured to speak on "Unconscious Bias" at the first national Safeguarding Academy Conference yesterday.

The other speakers, and the illuminating play from Footlights, resulted in a day which was extremely well-received by the delegates.

Well done to Kate Young for initiating this new annual event. Look forward to the Safeguarding Academy Conference 2018!


1st UK Accredited Speaker!

27 August 2017
1st UK Accredited Speaker!

Clare Crowther is the 70th Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker worldwide, and the first in the UK.

The Award was gained after Clare gave her final speech, "Listen ... to Solve",  at the 86th International Convention in Vancouver, Canada on 26 August 2017.

Outstanding Contribution Award

20 July 2017
Outstanding Contribution Award

Clare Crowther was honoured to receive an "Outstanding Contribution Award" at today's Employer Led Programme celebration at South Hunsley School 6th Form.

Judge of Toys

10 July 2017
Judge of Toys

28 Teams competed in the South Hunsley Year 10 team product development challenge today.

The panel of 5 judges had a difficult decision choosing a runner up and winner.

Clare Crowther of Your New Horizon is pictured here announcing the winners.

The winning product was an original game which teaches children the hazards of smoking.

Well done to all 28 teams for the hard work producing the products and the courage to stand in front of 165 people presenting the product, market, price, research, and USP.


If I Were You ...

22 June 2017
If I Were You ...

Clare Crowther was delighted to be a speaker at the Yorkshire Accord Annual Event today with her speech "If I Were You ..."

The multi-organisation audience were a joy to work with.

Well done to Karen Hickman for organising such a smooth-running event.


Olympians, Journalist and Toastmasters

17 May 2017
Olympians, Journalist and Toastmasters

Great day at Buy Yorkshire in Leeds today!

Met journalist Alastair Campbell, Olympians Derek Redmond and Craig Heap and "manned" the Toastmasters International stall.

Looking forward to meeting with other interesting people during Humber Business Week 5-9 June 2017.



12 April 2017

Last night's first performance of "Flood Part 2 Abundance" proved a hit with the audience,  and more than a little damp for the performers.

Your New Horizon's Clare Crowther is proud to be part of "Flood" - the ambitious year long multi-media story in Hull's year as UK City of Culture.


16 March 2017
Appreciation for Workshop

Delegates at today's CV, Application and Interview Workshop gave appreciative feedback.

Redundancy is rarely easy.

Providing steps for the next career move gives a place to start the journey.

15 March 2017
International Speech Contest Winner!

This evening at Hull Speakers, Clare Crowther won the Club's International Speech Contest.

12 March 2017
WOW Unconscious Bias

A fantastic audience for the first of two Unconscious Bias Workshops at the WOW festival in Hull today.

Still chance to catch a repeat of the workshop at 1:30 pm tomorrow.

15 January 2017
Listen & Learn!

Thank you to all the Business and Arts attendees at the "Listen & Learn!" event yesterday.

A great audience made for an interesting, enjoyable and entertaining day!

13 January 2017
BLOK welcomes "Unconscious Bias"

Members of BLOK - Business Ladies of Knaresborough - and their guests, welcomed Clare Crowther yesterday evening to Henshaw's.

Clare gave a speech, and then ran a workshop on, "Unconscious Bias". Audience members said that the evening was informative and thought-provoking.

Advanced Communicator Silver Award!

20 December 2016
Advanced Communicator Silver Award!

Clare Crowther has been awarded "Advanced Communicator Silver" by Toastmasters International. Clare is seen here receiving her award from Distinguished Toastmaster Michael J Clarke.

Clare will be co-presenting, with Jan Antons ACS, "Listen & Learn" on Saturday 14 January 17 at the Holiday Inn Express, Hull from 09:45 until 3 pm.


23 September 2016
Launch of UK City of Culture Season 1

An exciting day at the Launch of UK City of Culture Season 1.

7 a.m. meet at Paragon Station for the the live National TV broadcast of the special arrangement of "Caravan of Love"

Privileged to perform at the press event at Hull Truck, and watch the livestream event as it unfolded.

2017 is going to be amazing for the city of Hull!

14 September 2016
Speech Contest Winner

Clare Crowther was delighted to be voted winner of the Humorous Speech Contest in Hull yesterday evening.

Freedom Festival Community Correspondent

05 September 2016
Freedom Festival Community Correspondent

Two months of training culminated in Clare Crowther, as Community Correspondent, visiting the Freedom Festival for all three days.

A phenomenal variety of arts and culture entertained family and friends throughout the weekend.

All bodes well for UK City of Culture next year.


Dragon at South Hunsley

14 July 2016
Dragon at South Hunsley

Clare Crowther was a Dragon for South Hunsley Year 10 projects.

Choosing the winners was challenging because the projects showed a mixture of imagination, consideration and cooperation.

Most of the teams' presenters were doing so for the first time in front of such a large audience. All did themselves proud.

Clare had the privilege of ending the session by giving commendations as well as the Runner Up and Winner prizes.


07 July 2016

Clare Crowther enthusiastically embraced the role of TeenTech Ambassador at the KCom Stadium today!

Unconscious Bias Event, Humber Business Week 2016

10 June 2016
Unconscious Bias Event, Humber Business Week 2016

Dan Simpson, Siemens; Justine Curran, Humberside Police; Clare Crowther, Your New Horizon were the Speakers at the "Unconscious Bias" Event at the Deep for Humber Business Week.

BUY YORKSHIRE Conference 2016

18 May 2016
BUY YORKSHIRE Conference 2016



Toastmasters International was represented at the BUY YORKSHIRE 2016 conference by Toastmasters from across the region – Leeds, Doncaster, Hull, etc.

Clare Crowther, from Hull Speakers, is pictured here with Distinguished Toastmaster, Anthony Day.

For more information on Hull Speakers, see


03 February 2016
Guest Speaker for East Yorkshire FSB

The East Yorkshire Branch of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) held its inaugural Business Opportunity 2016 event at the recently opened Society cocktail bar in Beverley yesterday evening.

48 Business Owners attended on “Groundhog Day”. The event proved to be nothing like a repeat of other network meetings!

The evening’s invited professional speaker, Your New Horizon’s Clare Crowther, shared her “Change Management Reality” experience in half an hour of “Infotainment”

Productive pre-booked one to one meetings followed.

Society's Owner, Dave Molloy, offered tours of the Society building and shared his exciting Vision for its future.

For more information on the FSB visit

09 September 2015
Humorous Speech Contest Winner

Clare Crowther was thrilled to be voted winner of the Humorous Speech Contest in Hull yesterday evening.

The audience was boosted by a number of visitors who, is it hoped, will return to experience a "normal" meeting.

21 July 2015
Dragons at South Hunsley.

 Clare Crowther was proud to be a Dragon for two days.  

The Dragons judged 60 innovative sales pitches.  

The event was organised and led by Mrs Barley, Subject Leader-Extended Studies, from South Hunsley's Sixth Form College.  

Each team designed a children's toy, built a prototype, calculated costings and price, prepared advertising materials and, finally, presented a Sales Pitch to a panel of "friendly" Dragons. 

Ideas ranged from rattles to parachutes; from cars to paddling pools. All in all a great display of team-working and imagination. It was a pleasure to play a part in the event.


29 April 2015
Clare wins International Speech Contest.

Clare Crowther won the Area International Speech Contest for Toastmasters International in Leeds this month.

Clare gave a speech entitled "The Stage" which explored the lessons public speakers can learn from the acting profession and vice-versa.

Congratulations to Sarah Dawkins, Runner Up in the Nationwide competition to find the nation’s best self-employed professionals. 

27 November 2014
Congratulations to Sarah Dawkins, Runner Up in the Nationwide competition to find the nation’s best self-employed professionals. 

Sarah received congratulations from David Cameron at No 10 Downing Street.

See full article: ipse news - prime-minister-meets

Clare Crowther of Your New Horizon is privileged to have mentored Sarah.

Sarah says "Clare built my confidence around my business. I was very unsure in the beginning and needed her to push me out of my comfort zone."

To learn more about Sarah's business, see

15 October 2014
University of Hull Open Day

As a member of Alumni, Clare Crowther was proud to see how great the University of Hull looked on Saturday!

Visitors to our Alumni stand gave glowing reports of their day. Bodes well for our region.

15 September 2014
Wow! Hull's 30th Heritage Open Days.    

Your New Horizon was pleased to sponsor Heritage Open Days 2014.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the national Heritage Open Days (Hull have been doing this for 30 years).

2014 is also the 50th anniversary of Hull Civic Society.

With the Freedom Festival the previous weekend, what a great place to be!



Achieve Your Goal full house.

11 November 2013
Achieve Your Goal full house.

"Full house" for Clare Crowther's Achieve Your Goal workshop.

Energetic and enthusiastic audience participation continued into the break!

Participants drew on Clare's extensive experience managing change in the corporate world and,
more recently, working with SME business owners on their Strategic Planning and People Motivation.

The workshop included:

  • Visualising Vision
  • Articulating your Vision
  • The benefits, and logical key steps needed to Achieve Your Goal!

There was an overall vibrancy to this well attended, first Growth Conference run by LYNYCC at the Crown Spa in Scarborough.

Thanks to Kath Turner for the photograph.

12 September 2013
Oldest Golf Cubs?

The local connection with the oldest golf clubs was one of the interesting points presented at of the 2013 Hull Heritage Open Days (HODs) Launch - see below. As one of the sponsors, Your New Horizon was proud to attend this event.

The Guest of Honour, Lord Haskins of Skidby, gave an inspiring speech on the importance of heritage.

Dr Mike Hird, of Hull University, amazed us with his chemistry knowledge as the University celebrates 40 years of Liquid Crystals.

We also heard from John Netherwood, Chairman of Hull Civic Society, about their next project - Maister House - improving signage and lighting at the grade one listed building.

The Society also hopes to finance the purchase and display of a replica set of golf clubs to help tell the story of the discovery of eight ancient clubs in a boarded-up recess in 1898, which are believed to be the oldest in existence.

For more about the 2013 Open Days see the brochure:

Your New Horizon sponsors One Hull of a Boat.

10 June 2013
Your New Horizon sponsors One Hull of a Boat.

Your New Horizon is a proud sponsor of One Hull of a Boat - see

Renewables Business Support and Advice

21 May 2013
Renewables Business Support and Advice

Your New Horizon is pleased to announce its registration to provide business consultancy to the Green Port Growth Programme.

Business Support and Advice is aimed at supporting businesses within Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The support will help local businesses to recognise and embrace potential opportunities within the renewables sector.


08 March 2013

Congratulations to Sarah Dawkins Health Consultancy who yesterday won "2013 Company to Watch" at the Graduate Entrepreneurship Awards.

Clare Crowther of Your New Horizon is privileged to mentor Sarah.

To learn more about Sarah's business, see


Engineering Business Transformed

23 January 2013
Engineering Business Transformed

Your New Horizon has just completed a seven month Business Transformation assignment
with UAD Engineering Ltd.

UAD plans to increase capacity in line with increased demand for its specialist Automation, Design, Development and Precision Engineering services. 

The team are taking a considered approach to expansion thus ensuring that they maintain their reputation for a highly skilled and adaptable service (see ).

Clare Crowther of Your New Horizon worked primarily with Stephen Carr MD of UAD focussing on:

  • Articulating a considered Strategic Plan
  • Identifying and initiating the logical steps needed to achieve the
    desired growth
  • Mentoring on specific Leadership & Management skills.

The Team (pictured left to right)

Dan Hall, Jim Hall, Clare Crowther (Your New Horizon) Steve Carr (MD), Peter Bulmer, (not pictured Charlotte Hydes, Roger Carr)

The transformation of the business was achieved with the help and support of the Yorkshire Coast Business Gateway

16 October 2012
AIHHP National Conference Speaker

Clare Crowther was a speaker at the National Conference of the Association of Hearing Healthcare Professionals (AIHHP).

Her speech "What Would Most Benefit Your Business?" was welcomed as interesting, thought-provoking and relevant.

10 September 2012
Your New Horizon sponsors Heritage Open Days.

Your New Horizon was pleased to sponsor Heritage Open Days 2012.

With the Freedom Festival and great weather - what a weekend!

03 August 2012
Enterprise Mentoring offered.

We are now offering Enterprise Mentoring through the Get Mentoring scheme.

Clare Crowther, MIOEE (Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs), is a qualified Enterprise Mentor.

12 July 2012
Graduate Entrepreneurship pitching session extremely well received.

Clare Crowther's "What Makes a Successful Pitch" session was extremely well received by the delegates at last week's Graduate Entrepreneurship Boot Camp in Barnsley.

The entrepreneurs' pitches presented to the panel the following day went really well, and they all appeared to learn a lot from the process.

\'GrowthAccelerator\' Growth Coach announcement

14 June 2012
'GrowthAccelerator' Growth Coach announcement

Clare Crowther is now pleased to announce that, following the launch in May 2012 of Growth Accelerator:

"I am a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored expert advice. Find out more at"

01 June 2012
Road to Future Business

Clare ran her "Achieve Your Goal" workshop in Scarborough for Enterprise Yorkshire's "Road to Future Business" Event.

As well as a new technique, the participants gained a broader network of contacts through enthusiastic interaction!

14 May 2012
"Don't Do As You Would Be Done By" well received.

Clare's "Don't Do As You Would Be Done By" workshop was well received in the Edge Conference Centre located in Sheffield University Friday 11 May 2012.

More than double the predicted audience attended to:

  • Understand elements of  motivation, preferences and behavioural theories.
  • Explore how this knowledge can benefit businesses
  • Gain the potential to achieve their goal

A winning formula that could change lives!

01 May 2012
Business Coaching for Growth Briefing

Briefing completed. Clare Crowther is now able to provide Business Coaching for Growth for qualifiying clients.

Contact Clare direct for more details.

14 March 2012
Doctorate Address - finest since Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Congratulations to Dr Lee Karen Stow on her Honorary Degree awarded by the University of Hull.

Your New Horizon is proud to have coached Lee on the delivery of her acceptance address. Lee was told it was one of the finest speeches heard at the University since the address given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Lee says "I would recommend anyone facing such a daunting task to call Clare".

25 January 2012
Change Management Articles

Clare is writing a series of Change Management articles starting with an introductory piece in February.

Want to know how to make business change successful? Curious about the human factor involved in change?  Read on ...a series of articles over the next few months will explore the diverse elements needed.

10 January 2012
Your New Horizon sponsors Young Enterprise event.

Last Friday saw Your New Horizon join other sponsors for A Grand Celebration in the spectacular surroundings of the Guildhall. The event raised £3100 for Young Enterprise.

14 December 2011
Clare to run "Don't Do As You Would be Done By" again in 2012

Following on from the success in York, Clare has agreed to run her "Don't Do As You Would Be Done By" workshop for Women's Enterprise in the Humber next year. Venue is likely to be in the Hull area. Date to be advised.

30 November 2011
Don't "Do as you would be done by" workshop

Clare ran her Don't "Do as you would be done by" workshop as part of Positive Women's Day in York on 29 November 2011. Did your mother, like mine, tell you to "do as you would be done by"?

This sage advice is given with the best of intentions.

However, if you want to succeed in business, and in life, then the ability to motivate others (as well as ourselves!) is vital.

This workshop allowed delegates to:

  • Understand elements of motivation, preferences and behavioural theories
  • Explore how this knowledge can benefit them and their business
  • Give themselves the potential to achieve their goals

A winning formula that could change your life!

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