All about Sylvia

Sylvia Marshall is one of the UK’s leading property, renovation and DIY entrepreneurs. Best known as an expert on the BBC1 ‘Britain’s Empty Homes’ series, and as the founder of the country’s leading renovation and restoration website,, her unique projects continue to inspire millions of homeowners worldwide.

Dubbed “one of the most inspirational and hardworking women on the planet”, she regularly appears in industry publications such as First Time Buyer, Real Homes Magazine, and Your Home. Her role as an female business leader has secured widespread exposure in every national newspaper including the Daily Mail, Independent, Sun, Mirror and Metro. Sylvia’s latest book, Zero to a Million, is now available.

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  • Sylvia Marshall turned my business around in just six months. With a few simple, logical instructions and an humane approach, she showed me how I could maximise profit, minimise effort and get my business and my staff back on track.

    Jasmine Birtles,
  • Sylvia's straightforward approach supports her genuine desire to help other women succeed. An inspirational speaker who has proved to be a popular contributor to our events

    Sarah Garrett, founder Opportunities 4 Women
  • A remarkable business leader and an inspirational public speaker.

    Monmouthshire Business Awards
  • Sylvia is a passionate and forward-thinking business leader, whose involvement in any commercial project invariably leads to better margins and bigger profits.

    Kate Faulkner, Property Analyst and Commentator
  • You know I learn something new from every single renovation I look at. I’ve been particularly inspired by Sylvia. Certainly in that case (Sessions House) fortune really will favour the brave.

    Jules Hudson, Presenter - Britain's Empty Homes
  • Sylvia’s down to earth approach and inspiring story wins hearts and minds wherever she speaks. Coupled with her genuine desire to help others achieve, she is a must for any business event.

    Mark Wareing, Managing Director - Barclays
  • An exceptionally gifted entrepreneur with a proven track record for transforming the fortunes of businesses across the UK and further afield.

    Monmouthshire County Council

Contact Sylvia

Sylvia Marshall is available for a variety of public speaking appearances. To check availability and rates, please complete the form below. All media enquiries should be directed to Complimentary review copies of Zero to a Million are available to the media. Call Palamedes PR on 0207 1383067.

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Sylvia's Brands

Zero to a Million (book) Cosy Homes Online Bubsy Dog DIY

In the Media

For the past two decades, Sylvia Marshall has been at the forefront of British and international business training and development. She has transformed dozens of ailing businesses through a combination of strategic thinking and bold, forwardthinking leadership.

Having completed a doctorate in Business Psychology, her remarkable career began as the training director for American International Group (AIG). She went on to launch the international training and consultancy agency, Able Training International, in 1992.

The business grew into a global market leader in its sector, and mentored senior executives of many of the world’s largest financial institutions...

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After-dinner speaker & DIY guru, Sylvia Marshall