The Apprentice is back on our screens for the 2014 series, a show full of recent graduates, top executives and a lot of selling! It is interesting to watch the candidates each week to see how they cope with the pressure of Lord Sugar’s tasks, how they portray themselves and how they work with each other.
As an executive life coach in London, I find it fascinating to watch these ambitious people throughout the series to see who flourishes and who falls flat. This is the 10th series of the show, so I hope this year’s candidates reflect that! But what about the candidates from series past? How did they fare once the cameras stopped rolling?
Tom Pellereau (Winner, series 7)
One of the quieter candidates, Tom has kept rather a low profile after winning the series in 2011, but has gone from strength to strength. He has invented two products, the Stylfile, and the Nipper Clipper, a safe nail clipper for babies, both of which have been invested in by Lord Sugar himself.
Ricky Martin (Winner, series 8)
Not the pop singer, but Ricky Martin, the professional wrestler who won series 8. Ricky now works with Lord Sugar on his scientific recruitment agency.
Dr Leah Totton (Winner, series 9)
Last year’s winner, Leah has now opened her first botox clinic which was funded by Lord Sugar.
Lee McQueen (Winner, series 4)
Lee McQueen famously rang in sick on his first day of work (a massive no no!) and quit the £100,000 job with Lord Sugar two years later. Lee now runs a sales training academy and was a judge at the Recruitment Consultant Awards.
Luisa Zissman (Runner up, series 9)
Losing out to Leah Totton in series 9, Luisa has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and runs an online business, Bakers Toolkit which she claims is worth £8m.
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