Lord Sugar picks a recruiter as his Apprentice

Recruitment manager Ricky Martin has won the latest BBC business
contest, The Apprentice, securing £250,000 investment for his new
business venture.

Martin, from Portsmouth, beat Jade Nash, Nick
Holzherr and Tom Gearing in the eighth series of the business reality
show. Martin has an Honours degree in Biochemistry, and impressed Lord
Sugar with plans for a niche recruitment company in the science sector.
It seems that recruiters rule, despite one adviser describing Martin’s
personal statement as “completely ludicrous'”when he likened himself to
the Norse God Thor.

Another recruiter who won the prize of being
Lord Sugar’s apprentice was Lee McQueen in the fourth series in
2008. McQueen, an IT recruitment sales manager from Princes Risborough,
was famed for his ‘reverse pterodactyl’ impressions, and he also got
caught lying about his education in a CV for the programme.

he was forgiven by Lord Sugar and went on to work with Simon Sugar at
the Amshold company, developing digital display advertising products for
the outdoor market. He left two years later to start up his own