SUGAR DRILL GANG

It’s busi­ness as usual for Lord Sugar next week as The Ap­pren­tice re­turns. We get the low­down on the hope­fuls he’ll put through their paces

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AN­DREW BRADY

26, project en­gi­neer from Cheshire AN­DREW works in the aero­space in­dus­try, and says his best busi­ness qual­ity is his re­lent­less work ethic.

He says: “I don’t blow smoke up some­one’s be­hind. If some­one de­serves credit, I will give them it.”

ANISA TOPAN

36, owner of Fash­ion PR Agency, from Sur­rey ANISA by her own ad­mis­sion, is all ac­tion.

She says: “I’ve got ev­ery­thing Lord Sugar needs in a busi­ness part­ner. I’m pas­sion­ate, dy­namic and per­sis­tent – he’ll love that.”

BUSHRA SHAIKH

34, owner of a cloth­ing com­pany, from Sur­rey BUSHRA has a small fash­ion la­bel, cre­at­ing lux­ury ap­parel for Mus­lim women.

She says: “I’ve been raised not to be a pushover – in the words of Destiny’s Child, I’m an in­de­pen­dent woman.”

CHARLES BURNS

24, man­age­ment con­sul­tant from Manch­ester CHARLES be­lieves his best qual­i­ties are his pas­sion, and de­ter­mi­na­tion but ad­mits he can talk too much.

He says: “When life throws you lemons, make and sell lemon­ade for a healthy profit.”

DANNY GRANT

32, owner of an on­line re­tail store from Kent DANNY be­lieves that his best qual­ity is his loy­alty, but is keen to stress he’s not a “door­mat”.

He says: “I don’t get on with peo­ple with a stick up their a**e.”

EL­IZ­A­BETH MCKENNA

39, florist chain owner, from Not­ting­hamshire SHE de­scribes her­self as a “slightly bonkers coun­try girl”.

She says: “My big feet get me into trou­ble as they’re as big as my mouth and I con­stantly get them stuck in it, but... they also kick butt.”

EL­LIOT VAN EMDEN,

31, owner of a le­gal firm, from Lon­don TO his mates, El­liot is nick­named ‘Tory Boy’ as he used to work in the of­fice of David Cameron.

He says: “Some­times to get to the top, you have to grease the pole be­hind you.”

HAR­RI­SON JONES

27, sales ex­ec­u­tive, from Lon­don HAR­RI­SON started his own land­scap­ing busi­ness aged just 19.

He says: “I have a good work ethic and am al­ways will­ing to work to full ca­pac­ity to achieve my goals.”

JADE ENGLISH

25, PR & mar­ket­ing man­ager, from Manch­ester JADE be­lieves she has the abil­ity to pick up on peo­ple’s be­hav­iours, and there­fore finds it easy to build a rap­port.

She says: “I’m emo­tion­ally in­tel­li­gent and able to get the best out of peo­ple.”

JAMES WHITE

26, owner of a re­cruit­ment firm, from Birm­ing­ham HE con­sid­ers his drive and am­bi­tion his best qual­i­ties. He used to have the nick­name ‘Del Boy’, and en­joys white col­lar box­ing.

He says: “In­tim­i­da­tion is what mo­ti­vates me.”

JEFF WAN

28, busi­ness an­a­lyst, from Lon­don JEFF is also a semi-pro hip-hop dancer, even per­form­ing at the O2 Arena.

He says: “I bring char­ac­ter, charm and swag­ger to the ta­ble... cou­pled with pro­fes­sional and ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.”

SIOB­HAN SMITH

34, owner of a wed­ding com­pany, from Lon­don SHE con­sid­ers her­self to be very di­rect, and some­times peo­ple take her hon­esty the wrong way.

She says: “I fly planes, scuba dive, jump off cliffs, paraglide... peo­ple call me su­per­woman.

SARAH LYNN

35, owner of con­fec­tionery com­pany, from Lon­don SHE says she’s a “peo­ple per­son”, and that her abil­ity to sell is one of her as­sets.

She says: “Women are like tea bags – you don’t know how strong they are un­til you put them in hot wa­ter.”

SARAH JAYNE CLARK

25, cloth­ing com­pany owner, from Der­byshire SARAH owns a ladies’ fash­ion shop and be­lieves her loy­alty is one of her best qual­i­ties.

She says: “I am the def­i­ni­tion of a girl boss – I get things done and make things hap­pen.”

SAJAN SHAH

24, owner of an event com­pany, from Lon­don SAJAN feels can­di­dates will be us­ing him as their role model af­ter the se­ries. He says: “Like a Chi­nese dish, I’m po­tent, de­li­ciously driven, full of flavour and I siz­zle.”

ROSS FRETTEN

29, dig­i­tal prod­uct con­sul­tant, from Es­sex HE plans to sit back and let peo­ple “dig their own graves” be­fore bury­ing them.

He says: “I’m usu­ally the smartest per­son in any room and I’ll make sure peo­ple know that.”

MICHAELA WAIN

33, busi­ness owner, con­struc­tion, from Bolton AS a woman in a male­dom­i­nated in­dus­try, she says she de­spises men who talk down to her.

She says: “I have no pa­tience for peo­ple who say stupid stuff.”

JOANNA JARJUE

23, dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing man­ager, from Manch­ester SHE con­sid­ers be­ing de­ter­mined and a great talker to be her best qual­i­ties.

She says: “Don’t wake a sleep­ing lion – if you un­der­es­ti­mate me I might just bite.”

Alan Sugar and The Ap­pren­tice re­turn on Wed­nes­day at 9pm, on BBC1

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