Having risen from East End barrow boy to billionaire, Lord Sugar may see something of himself in this year’s Apprentice candidates.
Lord Sugar said: “It is the consistency of keeping things the same, with slight tweaks like mixing the teams up [in this series” first task], which we wouldn’t normally do. In addition to successfully setting up her own hair and beauty salon and online clothing boutique, Charleine has raised over £20,000 for charity thanks to her work as a calendar girl (above).
April said: “I’m Jamaican – we come first”.
Lord Sugar has revealed he was turned down from taking over the US Celebrity edition of The Apprentice. Still, it’s no surprise when her business inspiration is Taylor Swift, who she calls “the best businesswoman of the 21st century”.
“But if you put something in front of me that isn’t right, I will get angry”.
Garbis, 23, is a business management student from London who only graduated this summer, unsurprisingly achieving her highest grades in her Business Studies course.
Natalie Dean describes herself as a tomboy who is passionate about football.
We may just have the female Del Boy on our hands in Elle, who describes herself as a “geezer bird” – and also “a little insane”.
Top quote: “I am strong-minded; I do like to be the leader”. She incorporates her performing arts background with the circus into numerous events that her company hosts. In the early hours of the morning, the candidates have to haggle with a few of the toughest negotiators in the business for first-class fish and seafood, they then mass manufacture their stock into lunch items before selling the finished results to hungry Londoners.
Key information: Koutsomitis speaks five languages and grew up in New York, but has also studied in Spain, France and China. “Even I’ve learnt something new”.
“But I’m now comfortable with what I’ve achieved and I’m happy”.
Brummie Gary’s business expertise comes thanks to seven years spent working in a leading supermarket chain as a Programme Manager (anyone else instantly picturing Peter Kay in vehicle Share?).
Lord Sugar added: “When I started my business I loaded the lorries, I designed the product, I stood on the production line and I marketed the product and that’s what I’m looking for here”.
Jospeh, who lists Playboy millionaire Hugh Hefner as one of his role models, will be up against a former Miss Jamaica, a former Royal Navy Marine Engineer and a private tutor in his quest to win the top prize. She previously set up telephone sales teams for an online schooling company in Scotland and Australia.
“He is going to find me hilarious”, she insisted.
He says: ‘I’m a Swiss army knife of bouncy skills, business skills, enthusiasm, I’ve got everything highly tuned and highly chiselled’.