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
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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