THE winner of The Apprentice has been announced after an explosive series finale to win Lord Alan Sugar’s £250,000 investment
Only Harpreet and Kathryn remained in the competition, both hoping for a partnership with Lord Alan Sugar and a £250,000 cash prize.
Harpreet Kaur is a 30-year-old dessert shop owner from West Yorkshire and described herself as a natural leader who is fearless.
She competed against Kathryn Louise Burn, a 29-year-old owner of an online pajama shop from Swindon.
But after a solid pitch – and their delicious cookie cups, which were a treat – it was Harpreet who secured the business titan’s investment.
Following her win, Harpreet said, “I absolutely loved that it was an all-female final because I love empowering women. I hope to inspire many women to follow your dreams, go and smash your goals, go and get them.
“But I also feel like we need to somehow erase these titles in the business, it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. If you can put your mind to something, you will achieve success for yourself. It doesn’t matter what gender you are.
“And I think again, through the process, Lord Sugar is about that. I don’t think it matters if you’re male or female, if they see someone worth investing in, they will.”
Read our recent Apprentice 2022 blog below for the latest updates…
How do I apply for The Apprentice?
Unfortunately, the application deadline for Series 17 was Friday February 4th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
The application date for 2023 will be announced later.
However, when applications reopen, hopeful contestants will be able to fill out the form on the show’s official website.
To apply you must be over 18 years old.
Past Winners (continued…)
In 2016, Alana Spencer, owner of a Welsh cake company, secured the investment for her Ridiculously Rich brand.
Far-right commentator Katie Hopkins also appeared on the show, losing in the 2007 final to Simon Ambrose, who landed a job at Lord Sugar.
Michelle Dewberry won the show’s second series, narrowly beating no-nonsense bookmakers’ favorite Ruth Badger, who later bagged her own TV series.
Dewberry was praised by Lord Sugar for working three jobs while still at school. Today she is a consultant and appears regularly as an expert on television, as well as being a presenter on GB News.
In 2017 she announced that she was running for Parliament as an independent candidate in the constituency of Hull West and Hessle.
Previous winners of The Apprentice
Tim Campbell, who won season one of The Apprentice, represented businessman Claude Littner in the boardroom while he was recovering from a serious electric bicycle accident.
Lord Sugar has directed the series since it launched in 2005 and has worked with over a dozen companies in that time.
In 2019, the series was won by artisan bakery chef Carina Lepore, who opened a second branch of her Dough Bakehouse business in Beckenham, south London.
The year before, Leeds-based swimwear brand Sian Gabbidon secured the coveted investment, while in series 13 Lord Sugar crowned both finalists victorious for the first time in the show’s history.
James White, who ran an IT recruitment firm, and Sarah Lynn, who owned a confectionery company, both received £250,000 from the business tycoon.
The Apprentice Stars surprise commuters
Tim Campbell and the finalists of TV show The Apprentice surprised commuters at London’s Liverpool Street train station ahead of the final episode where one of them will be crowned the winner.
BBC One show finalists Harpreet Kaur and Kathryn Burn posed during Thursday’s morning rush hour at a pop-up by Loser’s Cafe, which was offering drinks in the hall.
Campbell, who won the show’s first series in 2005 and replaced Claude Littner in the boardroom last season, conducted a BBC Concert Orchestra that performed the show’s famous theme tune to commuters.
There was also an appearance of the series’ infamous “Turdal Wave” logo, welcoming workers to town on the day the show’s finale airs.
Who is Kathryn Louise Burn?
Kathryn Louise Burn is a 29 year old owner of an online pajama shop from Swindon.
After working various jobs, she has plans to further her pajama business.
She describes herself as ambitious and “wild”.
She revealed: “My dreams are absolutely huge in my head and I believe I can achieve them.”
Harpreet is Alan’s new business partner!
That’s it! The decision has been made.
Harpreet has been named Lord Sugar’s next partner!
“The search for Alan Sugar’s next business partner is complete”.
Get off for the last time
Alan Sugar makes his last thoughts.
When they come back, “one of them will be his new business partner”.
Who seals the deal with Lord Sugar?
Harpreet and Kathryn having a barbecue
Alan Sugar tells Harpreet that the desert trend may have peaked two years ago.
Harpreet says her treats will keep people coming back for more.
He turns to Kathryn and asks how her business will thrive outside of lockdown.
Kathryn says sales spikes won’t just be at Christmas.
She again defends that her choice of the jungle pattern is justified and still trendy.
Harry and Amy spent two days arguing with each other
Lord Sugar says “It’s safe to say you two won’t buy matching pyjamas”.
Kathryn also had to explain her reasons for choosing a jungle print.
Lord Sugar said “Did you choose jungle print because you ship them from Amazon?”.
Oh dear, Alan.
“Your decision-making has deserted you”
Lord Sugar analyzes Harpreet’s business plan.
He mentions that Baroness Brady noticed how nervous Harpreet was, saying, “To use your pun…Your decision-making has deserted you.”
He also says Nick’s acting skills are poor.
Sorry buddy, we tried to tell you!
Kathryn impresses with her prints and ads
Kathryn has held her own with her jungle push line.
Her ads, tailored to the family in matching attire, garner a few nods of approval from industry insiders.
Kathryn manages to convince an audience member that jungle prints are all the rage.
She holds her own very well.
Can we appreciate the dog too?
Harpreet presents first
Alan Sugar eats Harpreet’s sweet treat.
She’s trying her best to impress them, but she seems a little nervous.
She caused smiles with her video and digital billboard.
The finalists prepare their final pitches
Harpreet and Kathryn both prepare their final pitches to Lord Sugar. Will it be pajamas or puds for the business titan?
Consumer feedback isn’t looking good so far – one person says the PJ campaign reminds them of a charity!
Oh So Yum customers say the puds might just be “too big” – is there such a thing?
Nick still talks about his acting skills
It doesn’t take much to make this boy’s head swell.
Harpreet considers himself a natural actor (so he says).
But we think he shouldn’t give up his main job (whatever that actually is!)
What are the Kathryn and Harpreet hero products?
Kathryn combines leopard print with a jungle print for her pajamas.
Meanwhile, Harpreet makes a cookie shot glass for her hero product.
But will Lord Sugar be good enough at both?
There’s nothing the finalists can do now… I’m nervous for them!
Sharing is caring
The teams reunite to share what they’ve been working on, but Harpreet isn’t thrilled with the ad they created and questions Nick’s choice of fancy clothes.
Likewise, Kathryn doesn’t like her advertising, and Amy lets us give her opinion on Kathryn’s logo, calling it “cold.”
Amy sews Kathryn’s pajama ad
Meanwhile, Harpreet’s team isn’t as streamlined.
They seem to spend a lot of time editing the video.
But the products look spectacular.
Nick considers himself an “all-rounder”
Nick says he thinks he’s an all-rounder while the boys continue their Oh So Yum!
It comes after Akshay stroked his ego with a “great shot”.
But we think his acting is a bit wooden. sorry buddy
Prototype time for Pyjamily
Kathryn and Stephanie are on a journey to create prototype pajamas.
The hopeful says she “feels the pressure”.
She adds: “This is where Lord Sugar will invest”.
You’re not wrong Kathryn!
Teams start with TV spots
Harpreet’s team is brainstorming for their TV commercial.
Nick Showering says the plans lack humor and commitment – and thinks he’s the man to get some laughs.
Harpreet is not satisfied with digital billboards
Harpreet says it looks like someone is rushing through lunch on their break.
She also asks why Nick wears a suit while eating cake.
Harpreet’s desert salons are called “Oh So Yum”
They’re with the graphic designers – and Karren Brady says the pressure on Harpreet is mounting.
Baroness Brady believes things are getting harder for Harpreet as “the 250,000 investment draws nearer”.
Over on Pyjamily’s team, Kathryn seems much more willing to go with the flow and is positive.
“I think that looks great,” says Kathryn … but I’m not sure consultant Tim Campbell would agree with you.
Pyjamily are working on a digital billboard
Amy and Akeem are in their pajamas while Harry directs the Pyjamily poster campaign.
Meanwhile, Navid pretends on Harpreet’s team to eat cake for their billboard.
Why on earth he isn’t eating that gorgeous cake is beyond me.
Harpreet is brainstorming a brand name
Harpreet shows off her leadership skills – and she’s surprisingly diplomatic.
However, she decides to come back to the task after a few wet Squib suggestions.
Meanwhile, Kathryn’s team decided on Pyjamily pretty quickly.
What did the finalists say about winning the investment?
Kathryn said, “If I won this investment, it would absolutely change my life.”
Meanwhile, Harpreet said, “I really feel like I’ve had a chance to showcase my skills during this process.”
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