The Apprentice has made a return to BBC1 with an eager collection of 18 entrepreneurs queuing up to take part in a series of challenges over the next 12 weeks set by Lord Sugar and team, with the goal of securing a prize of £250,000 investment in their business.
This year, there are entrepreneurs on the show with businesses ranging from fashion to engineering and construction to floristry. They will all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of the 2016 winner, Alana Spencer from Wales, who has expanded her cake making business – Ridiculously Rich by Alana – from a market stall to online orders. Lord Sugar is also supporting her to set up an ambassador scheme, so that other budding entrepreneurs and cake lovers across the UK can get involved.
Tasks this year will include creating a range of burgers, running a doggy day care and branding and selling robots; all watched over by business gurus Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner.
Each week, one of the candidates will find themselves on the losing team, face the wrath of Lord Sugar in the boardroom and ultimately get fired.
If you run your own business, you may not find yourself in a position where you are seriously considering firing somebody. And, if you did, the chances are you won’t face it with the steely determination and poker-faced approach of Lord Sugar!
If somebody on your team has done something which means that firing them is a possibility, you’ll need the support of an employment lawyer.
When you are focusing on running a company, dealing with employment issues can be time consuming and draining. Our team here at CooperBurnett can take away this burden by offering legal advice on issues including disciplinary procedures and implementing redundancy.