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Which celeb would you employ?

Nope, not Rowan Atkinson.

TV presenter Stephen Fry is the celebrity most small businesses would like to employ, according to a new survey by business networking website, beating off competition from stars including chef Jamie Oliver, actress Kelly Brook, BBC business editor Robert Peston and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

Nearly half of those polled (45 per cent) said they would most want to employ Fry. Entrepreneur Sir Alan Sugar was runner-up, with nearly one in four votes (23 per cent). Singer Cheryl Cole finished third.

“Fry is a highly knowledgeable and likeable individual," says Mick Hegarty, head of the 300,000 member BT Tradespace site. "His wit and wisdom would make him an asset to any business.”

 CELEBRITY TOP 10 EMPLOYEES 1.     Stephen Fry2.     Sir Alan Sugar 3.     Cheryl Cole 4.     Lewis Hamilton5.     Simon Cowell 6.     Kelly Brook7.     Robert Peston8.     Peter Kay9.    Victoria Beckham 10.   Jamie Oliver 


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