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Some of our recent public speaking events include:

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Allan is an inspiration to everyone he meets. Despite everything he has been through he remains incredibly positive and is determined to pass on his life lessons to others in a funny, informative and moving manner

 Grace Macaskill, Sunday Mirror feature writer


After reading Allan’s story on his website and realising he was from Bridlington I contacted him for interview on Peter Levy’s show on BBC Radio Humberside.

I knew how incredible Allan’s real life story was and how compelling the audience would find it to listen to, but what I couldn’t have predicted was just how well Allan told it.

Allan spoke extremely openly. Without bitterness about his injuries or anger about spending his million, but with honesty at his mistakes and the inner turmoil he faced during recovery.

It was amazing to hear how positive he is and that he now offers compassion to others who may come up against similar life changing experiences.

It’s not easy to answer tough questions and talk openly to strangers about such personal issues but Allan faced it head on and came across in a very humble way.

Thanks for telling your story Allan – you’re an inspiration.

Lindsay, Producer – Peter Levy Show, BBC Radio Humberside


“VISION, COURAGE, TENACITY…. inner strength
Allan Clayton has a powerful message to carry to the Community,
AND an amazing journey to share
support this visionary project.
By helping others,we Help Ourselves
The.Next.Step.is worthy of your Attention”

Michael Quinn. MBE Arkglobal.org


“Allan Clayton bravely shares his PERSONAL JOURNEY to help others cope, hope and most importantly avoid beginning their own.

www.the-next-step.co.uk is the product of one victims struggle, his vision, his plight…for the benefit of others.”

Kate Fielden former Road Safety Coordinator WYFRS


“I can’t say i know another 31 year old that as had a life like Allan. Having not known Allan prior to his life changing accident i cannot think of one example where it has prevented him chasing and achieving his personal goals. Its unbelievable how he is not only still here to tell his story but he wants to repeat it again and again to try and help others. The motivation and experiences he shares with students is extremely inspiring and would recommend him to any educational establishment. The next step is a great idea. You never know if a friend or family member will need this site.”

Paul Smith Head of Leisure and Hospitality East Riding College    


“After serving for many years as an operational firefighter, assisting at the scenes of RTA is a major part of my work and seen the life changing effects it can have on individuals and how it can impact their life’s. Having personally witnessed the courage and determination Allan has shown to recover from his injuries, with a never give up desire to show how to plan for his life far exceeds the circumstances he was dealt on that day. I feel  his story is a powerful one that deserves and needs to be heard.”

Fire Fighter Alex Gray, Humberside Fire &  Rescue Service


24 years in the fire service and car crashes are still the hardest thing to deal with. I can remember the details of every one I have been to.

Young drivers lives torn apart by making decisions without thinking of the consequences.

Speed and lack of concentration are life changing decisions you will live with for the rest of your life!

What’s your “Next Step”?

Allan Clayton has been there, done it, and got the T shirt but for him it’s not what he would have wanted. Now he shares the true consequences and experience of his “life changing journey” with you.

Fire fighter Tony Pearson.