Hucknall man set to impress Lord Sugar in The Apprentice

David Stevenson from Hucknall is a candidate on The Apprentice
David Stevenson from Hucknall is a candidate on The Apprentice

A Hucknall businessman will try to prove himself to Sir Alan Sugar as a contestant on this year’s The Apprentice.

Returning to the BBC next week, the show will give 18 entrepreneurs the chance to secure a £250,000 investment and become business partners with tycoon, Lord Sugar.

“Sugar’s got the age and I certainly am beautiful.”

Hucknall’s David Stevenson owns a sports marketing company which specialises in increasing crowds at sporting events.

The 25-year-old is confident about appearing on the show and says his greatest achievement was promoting a high-profile women’s football match which sold-out at Wembley Stadium.

David says his business inspiration is Elon Musk because of the amount he achieved in his early career.

He said: “Me and Lord Sugar will work together because you’ve got age and beauty and those two go hand in hand all the time.

“Sugar’s got the age and I certainly am beautiful.”

From hairdressing and building, to events and charities - the nine men and nine women are certainly from a mixture of careers and backgrounds.

Lord Sugar will be joined by advisor Baroness Karren Brady and new aide Claude Littner to put the candidates to their paces.

Talking about the new series, he said: “This is an incredible opportunity. A new company will be formed and 250,000 thousand pounds will be injected in there, no strings attached.

“The bottom line is, this process works. I’ve invested one million pounds in all four winners and all four of those people are doing fantastically well and I’m expecting the winner of this particular process to carry on that trend.”

Lord Sugar added: “When I started my business I loaded the lorries, I designed the product, I stood on the production line and I marketed the product and that’s what I’m looking for here. A complete all-rounder.”

The first episode of this 14th season will air on BBC One on Wednesday, October 14 at 9pm.