Following last year’s win for Yorkshirewoman Harpreet Kaur – founder of the successful dessert chain now known as Oh So Yum – fans of The Apprentice can expect three Yorkshire business people as part of this year’s line-up.
Joining a cast of 18, the apprentices will battle it out in a series of group tasks to win the coveted investment from Lord Alan Sugar, which includes a juicy financial investment of a quarter-of-a-million pounds and priceless guidance from the business mogul himself.
Series 17 starts this Thursday, 5th January, and fans can expect a diverse cast of business folk from backgrounds such as banking, construction and beauty.
Meet the Yorkshire cast:
First up from Yorkshire is Bradley Johnson, director of a construction company based in North Yorkshire.
A ‘self-made businessman’, Bradley promises to bring plenty of drive and determination to this year’s competition, priding himself on his ability to not only start a business from the ground up, but turnover six figures in its infancy.
Bradley reckons his business plan that he’s cooked up for Lord Sugar could turn over seven figures after year three, so it’s safe to say he’s in it to win it.
Up next is Megan Hornby, an East Yorkshire native who’s seen success in the confectionary industry with her own sweet shop and cafe.
Megan is the owner of Club Candy Hull, an incredibly Instagrammable cafe where guests can enjoy desserts, pick n mix, Tango ice blasts and so much more.
Priding herself on her ability to spot gaps in the market, Megan believes she’s a worthy winner of Lord Sugar’s coveted investment, and we must say, we’re happy to see someone repping Hull on the tele.
Last but not least is Shannon Martin, who owns the Holmfirth-based bridal shop Dotty Bridal. Opening back in 2015, Shannon quickly got Dotty Bridal’s name on the map thanks to their stunning selection of contemporary global designers – which led Shannon to finding a gap in the market for British-made bridal gowns.
Shannon’s iniative led to the birth of her second brand, Nori Ivy, which is stocked at Dotty Bridal.
Shannon hopes her business savvy – which has already helped to turn over £1 million – will entice Lord Sugar to invest further in her bridal business.
Shannon has also spotted that Lord Sugar is yet to dip his toes in the lucrative bridal industry, and feels she might be able to give him a great opportunity with her business plan.
When’s it on?
While this year’s Yorkshire candidates are exceptionally strong, there’s plenty of competition – with other contestants bringing travel businesses, financial businesses and lucrative beauty businesses to the table, too.
This year’s series of The Apprentice kicks off on Thursday 5 January, on BBC One and iPlayer at 9pm.
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