The Apprentice 2017: Meet the candidates
It’s that time of year again. 18 would-be entrepreneurs will be taking to our screens to impress business mogul Sir Alan Sugar next Wednesday (October 4). Amongst those hoping to win the top prize are a semi-professional hip-hop dancer, self-described “slightly bonkers country girl” and a former employee of the office of David Cameron.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s The Apprentice hopefuls.
Occupation: Project Engineer in the Aerospace Industry
Fun fact: Andrew’s inspiration is his coal miner grandad, who he describes as “the was the hardest worker you could ever know”.
Occupation: Fashion PR agency owner
Fun fact: Anisa describes herself as a “dictator” and “control freak”.
Occupation: Clothing company owner
Fun fact: Bushra creates luxury clothing for Muslim women and describes Coco Chanel as her inspiration.
Occupation: Management consultant
Fun fact: As well as being a management consultant, he’s involved in a number of businesses – including a watch trading company and a comparison website.
Occupation: Online retailer store owner
Fun fact: People frequently tell Danny he looks like Will Smith, which he thinks is something to do with his ears.
Occupation: Florist chain owner
Fun fact: Elizabeth describes herself as a “slightly bonkers country girl”.
Elliot Van Emden
Occupation: Legal firm owner
Fun fact: Elliot used to work in the office of David Cameron and is nicknamed ‘Tory boy’ by his mates.
Occupation: Sales executive
Fun fact: Harrison’s mum used to refer to him as “the chosen one”.
Occupation: PR and Marketing Manager
Fun fact: Jade says she often gets into conversations where everyone thinks she’s “crazy”.
Occupation: Recruitment firm owner
Fun fact: James enjoys white collar boxing and has the nickname ‘Del Boy’.
Occupation: Business analyst
Fun fact: Jeff moonlights as a semi-professional hip-hop dancer.
Occupation: Digital Marketing Manager
Fun fact: Joanna says she suffers from resting bitch face, which means her natural face looks like “she wants to kill someone”.
Occupation: Construction Business Owner
Fun fact: Michaela says her nose is “wonky” despite paying a “lot of money for a nose job”.
Occupation: Digital Product Consultant
Fun fact: He says that depending on your perspective, he’s either “eccentric” or a “bit of a freak”.
Occupation: Event Company Owner
Fun fact: He can’t spell the word entrepreneur and compares himself to a Chinese takeaway – “I am like a Chinese dish – potent, deliciously driven, full of flavour and I sure do sizzle,’ he said. Not sure Lord Sugar goes fast food.”
Sarah Jayne Clark
Occupation: Clothing Company Owner
Fun fact: Sarah “doesn’t trust people” and thinks they have a “hidden agenda”.
Occupation: Confectionary Company
Fun fact: Sarah describes herself as the “Queen of Confectionary”, compares herself to Maggie Thatcher and reckons Lord Sugar is a “lemon sherbert”.
Occupation: Wedding Company Owner
Fun fact: Siobhan’s idol is KFC’s Colonel Sanders.