Whilst Alan Sugar taught Tropic Skincare founder Susie Ma about chasing the bottom line, it’s her self-described ‘tribe’ of entrepreneurial women who generate 98% of her revenue today.
Which past-winners have gone on to bigger and better things?
Now 13 series old, BBC TV show The Apprentice needs a shake from up Alan Sugar to better fit with its entrepreneurial leaning and investment prize.
A massive part of building a business is building a brand and a culture – think Starbucks, Nike and Cadbury.
Entry to, and victory on, The Apprentice is tough as entrepreneurs battle for success. So why has 2015 winner Joseph Valente decided to fly solo? He explained his goals to Real Business during a Black Cab Entrepreneurs ride.
With three The Apprentice 2017 candidates fired in the latest episode, Lord Sugar isn’t taking any prisoners. Knowing the process first-hand, 2014 winner Mark Wright has predicted his final five.
As this year’s series of The Apprentice continues, former winner Mark Wright has given us his weekly review, with the latest episode calling on contestants to show their advertising acumen.
A map of London, questionable knowledge on Jewish traditions and a race for one of the country’s few remaining “original” Amstrad computers – in week five of The Apprentice, candidates battled in Lord Sugar’s favourite product task, which, this year, was all about him turning 70.
Profits aside, week four of The Apprentice was a close one to call. Both teams made awful decisions that suggested they’re complacent – a no-no in business.
From Elizabeth’s very own version of “The Robot” to the Jeffrii Siimon debacle – week three of The Apprentice put the lads to shame once again, with the girls scoring a hat-trick, and a clear one at that.
When it came to episode two of this series of The Apprentice, the challenge winners were chosen on which room Lord Sugar “hated the least”, with both only fit for sale via “Crap Advisor”.
Businessman Alan Sugar has taken to Twitter ahead of the 8 June general election to criticise Labour and Jeremy Corbyn alongside showcasing his annual tax bill.