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Dan Miller - Founder and CEO

Dan is an inspirational young entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting students up with the business industry with the aim to encourage young people to go into business and give them the skills to enhance their chances of successes in the job market.

At 16 he launched his own company Young Professionals UK and is now successfully running a nationwide business. He is a role model for all other young aspiring entrepreneurs and offers support, mentoring and guidance to help others take off their new ventures. Dan is also a public and inspirational speaker and has traveled all over the UK to inspire young students to start out in business. Most notably his talk at Birmingham's NEC in front of thousands of young students.

We are revolutionising the way you can search and hire the finest and smartest youth for your company’s future.We are active at the coalface everyday, working with students and schools and colleges nationwide to create job opportunities to build a better, brighter Britain.

Judy Naake

Famous for bronzing more celebrity bodies than we've had hot dinners, Judy Naaké is an entrepreneur with a difference.

Most recently seen as the subject of Eamonn and Ruth's highly acclaimed 'How The Other Half Live' and BBC2's much acclaimed 'Peter Jones Meets' series, Judy's story is an inspirational one. When she first discovered the St Tropez tan in her late 40's she was so confident in her product that she sunk all her savings in to the business, leaving her struggling to pay her gas bill. Today, having sold the company a few years ago, she is reported to be worth an estimated £30 million!

Before St Tropez became a household name, founder Judy Naaké had been involved with the health and beauty industry for many years, working with brands such as, Decleor, Darphin and Australian Body Care and she has always been a well respected personality within the beauty industry.

St Tropez achieved recognition by the Sunday Times Cool Brands awards and has won various magazine awards. Celebrity devotees of the brand include: Victoria Beckham, Donna Air, Cat Deeley, Billie Piper, Hermione Norris, Duncan from Blue, and Take That.

Judy is a confident and entertaining after dinner speaker and has appeared on various television shows. She also judged ITV's 'This Morning' Mumpreneur series and she is now in business with one of the finalists supplying specialist clothing for premature babies.

Judy is mum to her entrepreneur son Lloyd and she spends her time between her homes in Nottingham, London and Italy and is always looking for new business ventures.

Deborah Labbate

Launching a successful car rental business in the early 1980's, expanding into petrol stations and then car body repairs Deborah has exited two businesses during her career and now works with business owners and their teams on areas around business development, operational efficiencies, communications, marketing and people development.

Sophie Bennet

Sophie is a professional writer, book mentor and professional speaker. Her mission is to help to turn experts into authors, and authors into leaders. After more than 10 years as a professional equestrian athlete, she has since run several of her own companies in retail, management consulting and coaching and has bought and sold over £17M of property.

Sophie is a sought after speaker for business audiences. Her key topics include The Science of Great Content, Building Charisma, How to Be a Thought Leader and The Miracle of the Millionaire Mind. She also provides public speaking coaching for public and private sector clients. Sophie is passionate about helping people get their story out in a way that resonates at the deepest level with their target audience. She believes that great content and powerful stories, delivered with passion, can change lives.

Elizabeth Fothergill Hon D Univ. CBE DL

Elizabeth Fothergill Hon D Univ. CBE DL was installed as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in a ceremony held on 7th April 2016 at the Parish Church of St. Michaels, Shirley, Nr Ashbourne. Liz was born and educated in Derby and after attending Loughborough University worked as a Children’s librarian for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils.

Liz is currently Chairman of Pennine Healthcare in Derby which manufactures medical products employing some 380 people in the City. Exporting has a passion for Liz, Pennine exports to some 70 countries worldwide. She was recently made a member of Catalyst UK, a global network working with UK Trade and Investment to promote UK excellence internationally.

From 1999 to 2013 she was on the board of the University of Derby latterly as Vice Chairman having chaired the Audit and Further Education Committees. In 2008 Liz became Chair of Derwent Stepping Stones, Derby’s first Community Business, a neighbourhood nursery and Learning and Skills Academy. In June 2012 Liz was appointed as HRH The Prince of Wales Ambassador for the East Midlands through his patronage of Business in the Community

She was President of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and is Derby City Council’s representative on the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. (The LEP). During 2012 she was a Commissioner on Bishop Alastair Redfern’s Commission, looking at issues affecting the quality of our life as a community in Derby, the challenges and opportunities. Liz sat on the Department of Justice Derbyshire Advisory Board from 2006 to 2015 and was the Chair of Derbyshire Dales Careline from 2011 to 2013

Jonathan Pfhal

Founder and CEO Strategic Planning for YPUK

Jonathan Pfahl is incredibly passionate about mentoring. The Rockstar Mentoring Group was set up by Jonathan in 2007 as he had experienced REAL Mentoring himself on 2 occasions and wanted to create a model for ALL types of businesses to benefit from what he calls REAL Mentoring.

His first experience of being mentored was when he worked at Goldman Sachs where his mentor set him a financial goal to achieve within 6 months. The goal was achieved by month 4 and by month 6 it was 44% better than expected! Secondly, Jonathan was in the London property market where his mentor helped him build a large portfolio.

Jonathan has taken the model of having a set goal to be achieved over a 6 month period and works with his mentees (like all the Rockstar Mentors) to achieve it and show a measurable return on investment. So far he has mentored over 50 mentees within Rockstar and has an incredible track record of business development success.

Since establishing his first Rockstar company in the group in 2007, Rockstar now has companies in mentoring and property in 3 different parts of the world as well as vested interests in 9 different private companies that he has invested in.

Jonathan is a driven and successful entrepreneur who is passionate about working with entrepreneurs who are determined to see their business grow. He achieves the goals with his mentees by making them measurable and achievable, but at the same time, will have an immediate effect on the business.

Steven von Kohorn

Co-founder Technology Solutions

Steven is a national award winning digital technologist, co founder of Rockstar Apps, founder of several software businesses and had a 25 year career in advertising and media business ownership before selling his companies to focus on the internet and more recently mobile apps and mobile communications.

Steven has lived and worked on four continents and brings broad global experience in technology driven solutions to Young Professionals UK.

Passionate about helping young people fulfil their potential, Steven has worked closely with Dan Miller to develop the YPUK system to ensure the process of attracting, finding, selecting and hiring young British talent is as easy, reliable, affordable and efficient as possible.

Steven and Dan share a vision for the ongoing enrichment of the YPUK system from apprenticeships to work experience and eventually all youth employment opportunities. Eventually, the YPUK app will also provide job preparation training , personal development training and resources and a variety of digital content that will help to boost self confidence and career growth for many thousands of young Britains.


The current process of finding and hiring apprentices is hit and miss. Smart and enthusiastic young people can power your business and lead the way into the future. Why use old recruitment processes?


Employing the latest mobile and web based technology combined with candidate generated video profiles and direct candidate notifications, YPUK delivers a radical and yet strangely comfortable hiring solution.


We set fire to the old, slow and difficult candidate application, reviewing and selection processes. You can advertise direct, send targeted notifications, search & view video profiles, reach out to as many candidates as you want, all for one simple annual fee, all in the app.

There are 3 types of users on the system:


Register. Create profile & video. View Job Vacancies and Seek Opportunities. Training and development resources.

Company Administration

Register Job vacancies, send targeted notifications, view candidates, arrange interviews and make selections. Pay one annual fee for unlimited use. Gain priority access to best candidates.Meet and exceed responsibilities under the National Apprenticeship Levy with minimum of effort and expense.

YPUK Administrator of the site

All site related backend administration and user support, training and notifications. Web and mobile based support.

Benefits to employers using the YPUK system:

  • Access to many of the UK’s top talent
  • List as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want
  • View candidate's profiles
  • Saving Money
  • Saving Time
  • No hidden recruitment costs
  • Meeting levy demands
  • Being apart of the most dynamic apprenticeship recruitment platform with state of the art technology

The Young Professionals Apprenticeship App certainly saves you a lot of money, time and frustration but it also delivers you quality of candidate choice like no other digital recruitment option out there. Use our state of the art technology with added video interface to really see the personality behind the words of a candidate’s profile.