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The Apprentice 2011

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Leon Doyle

Describes himself as ‘charming, genuine and honest

Age: 26

Career: Fast Food Marketing Entrepreneur

Lives: Leeds

Harrogate born Leon, a former paper boy and lorry driver, describes himself as ‘charming, genuine and honest’. Leon, who survived a near fatal fall from a tree at the age of 12 once completed the Great North Run for charity.

A Director and Founder of an online takeaway ordering site and publishing business, Leon notes Richard Branson and Apple as inspirational.

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Alex Britez Cabral

Describes himself as ‘ambitious, driven, and extremely focused’

Age: 28

Career: Estate Agent Manager

Lives: London

Motorbike enthusiast Alex who lived in Paris as a child, describes himself as ‘ambitious, driven, and extremely focused’. Born and raised in London, Alex’s first job was making tea in a small estate agents before becoming a thriving agent himself. His greatest achievement is taking a business losing money and turning it around to a fast growing profitable business within twelve months.

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Melody Hossaini

Has won the ‘Woman of the Future’ award for her voluntary work

Age: 26

Career: Founder & Director – Global Youth Consultancy Business

Lives: Midlands

Born in Iran, Melody lived in three different countries before settling in the UK. Melody who speaks five languages, set up a renowned UK youth organisation at the age of 13 and has won the ‘Woman of the Future’ award for her voluntary work. Global Youth Sector Entrepreneur Melody has previously worked with 12 Nobel Peace Prize winners including Desmond Tutu, Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi and was trained on climate change by Al Gore.

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Felicity Jackson

Compares herself to Kanya King

Age: 23

Career: Entrepreneur Creative Arts

Lives: London

Felicity worked at a hairdressers as a teenager before going into children’s entertainment and eventually setting up her own company specialising in career development for actors. An avid fan of soaps and a trained actress, Felicity compares herself to Kanya King and is inspired by the T-Mobile brand.

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Edna Agbarha

Rose from working life as a teenager on her uncle’s Covent Garden market stall.

Age: 36

Career: Business Psychologist

Lives: London

One of ten siblings, London born Edna rose from working life as a teenager on her uncle’s Covent Garden market stall to her first position as a Business Psychologist and coach. Edna holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, two Masters degrees and enjoys cycling in her free time.

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Susan Ma

Describes herself as ‘ambitious, optimistic and easy going’

Age: 21

Career: Natural Skincare Entrepreneur

Lives: Croydon

Born in Shanghai, adrenaline junkie Susan moved to Australia at the age of six before eventually settling in London aged 13. With her mum having no grasp of English, Susan succeeded in getting herself into a school despite her young age and went on to study Philosophy and Economics at University.

Her first ever job was working on a market stall selling skin care products which she has now turned into a lucrative business.

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Ellie Reed

Once chased a burglar out of her house at 17

Age: 33

Career: Managing Director

Lives: Yorkshire

The Bradford born entrepreneur started her working life with a paper round and eventually went on to start a new business during a recession, playing a crucial role in helping the company become one of the most successful in its market. Golf lover Ellie describes herself as ‘positive, fun and driven’.

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Helen Louise Milligan

Describes herself as ‘calm, loyal and tenacious’

Age: 30

Career: Executive Assistant to CEO

Lives: Northumberland

Stockport born Helen describes herself as ‘calm, loyal and tenacious’ and enjoys reading in her free time. A keen swimmer, she studied law at university and climbed the ranks from part time work as a waitress to managing a restaurant before landing her role as Executive Assistant to the CEO of Greggs bakery.

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Natasha Scribbins

Worked cleaning the bakeries of a major retail chain at the age of 15 before venturing into business

Age: 31

Career: Divisional Manager – Recruitment

Lives: London

German born Natasha achieved only four GCSEs but went on to graduate from University with a Bachelors Degree in International Hospitality Management. Happy to get her hands dirty Natasha worked cleaning the bakeries of a major retail chain at the age of 15 before venturing into business. An avid fitness fanatic, Natasha is inspired by the Nike brand for their representation of women in sport.

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Vincent Disneur

A self confessed perfectionist

Age: 29

Career: Sales Manager – Telecoms Software

Lives: Canterbury

Half-Belgian and half-Swiss, Glasgow-born Vincent is a film buff and frequent traveler with a penchant for theatre.

The self confessed perfectionist who was a Liverpool mascot as a child, names Bill Gates and Richard Branson as role models and would love to have been the brains behind Microsoft.

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Jim Eastwood

Started work in his father's fish and chip shop

Age: 32

Career: Sales and Marketing Manager

Lives: Northern Ireland

Jim started work in his father's fish and chip shop chipping potatoes from the age of nine and went on to maintain top sales performances as a Sales and Marketing Manager. Jim, who was All Ireland cycling champion as a teenager,, champions Richard Branson and describes himself as "driven, self-motivated, resilient and an eternal optimist."

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Edward Hunter

Describes himself as a ‘man with strength of character and conviction who is honest and direct’

Age: 25

Career: Accountant

Lives: Reading

Half-British and half-Afghan, Reading born and raised Edward’s first job was as a gardener at the age of 12. He successfully applied for a role in a global professional services firm headquartered in London straight after university and was hired as Senior Associate in the audit team before becoming an accountant at a FTSE 30 energy company.

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Gavin Winstanley

Started working life as a salesman at a high street clothing store

Age: 27

Career: Managing Director - Opticians

Lives: Liverpool

Gavin's first foray into working life was as a salesman at a high street clothing store and was made a manager at the age of 16. A Passionate football fan, Gavin started up his own online opticians, which now has two high-street stores, after the profit margins on glasses when working in a London depertment store

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Tom Pellereau

Cites Thomas Edison as an icon

Age: 31

Career: Inventor

Lives: London

London born Tom’s first job was working on a farm sorting agricultural bulbs from mud. A keen inventor and sports enthusiast, Tom succeeded in taking a prototype made in his kitchen to the shelves of two leading pharmacy outlets in the UK.

He describes himself as ‘creative, adventurous, loyal and enthusiastic’.

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Glenn Ward

Cites Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as his inspiration

Age: 28

Career: Senior Design Engineer

Lives: Hertfordshire

Glenn Ward took apart and rebuilt an entire computer aged 8 and his entrepreneurial streak ensued when he began washing cars in his local area at age 14. An amateur footballer, Glenn cites Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as his inspiration and describes himself as ‘an intelligent man with a dry sense of humour’ who can ‘read between the lines’.

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Zoe Beresford

Describes her attitude as not ‘why’ but ‘why not’

Age: 26

Career: Project Manager – Drinks Manufacturer

Lives: Cheshire

Born in Stoke on Trent, Zoe joined her family firm straight from university and played an integral role in the company’s development working in sales and marketing. Zoe, who bought a house with her sister at the age of just 12.

Zoe was awarded the ‘Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Technology Prize’ for the highest dissertation mark in the school of engineering.

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Weak OP.

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oooooooooooooooooh look at u miss moderator

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:(

was just helpin out

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Gavin Winstanley

Started working life as a salesman at a high street clothing store

Age: 27

Career: Managing Director - Opticians

Lives: Liverpool

Gavin's first foray into working life was as a salesman at a high street clothing store and was made a manager at the age of 16. A Passionate football fan, Gavin started up his own online opticians, which now has two high-street stores, after the profit margins on glasses when working in a London depertment store

went hard!

my money's on him

Melody's done a lot though

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:(

was just helpin out

was a joke madam

rah

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yeah, sounded like a compliment to You doing a good piece of mod work

if not, good mod work! :Y:

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'Next week innit'

:lol: Preferred the original op

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Pissed for some of them pictures, especially Edna.

pmsl, Edna

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big up afgoon there

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some dogs in there

lol at an afghan named edward hunter

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melody the only one worthy of pipe

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hope bbc iplayer lets me view it in france

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The seventh series of the business-based reality show begins on Tuesday, May 10 at 9pm on BBC One.
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some of these pl are f*ck*ng lockd in

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BUTTAZ PEOPLE

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some dogs in there

lol at an afghan named edward hunter

i lol'd

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IQBAL SHAHID

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The females look deadout this year.

Dont think anyone can top that guy begging for the semifinals and then get ripped apart at the interviews. :lol:

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The whole 250.000 investment in a company rather than a job..what guessing a few of their families will have business holdings yearning for investment ...still would rather the job though still

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f*ck the job. an investment prize is better, attracts more hungry pl

makes sir alan less of some king and more of a partner

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f*ck the job. an investment prize is better, attracts more hungry pl

makes sir alan less of some king and more of a partner

hence why the candidates aren't such a joke this year

cos they actually have to have some kind of business(es) for him to invest in

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my mate went for this

got envited to the 2nd round of interviews

but couldnt get the time off work to attend

shame

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