Find out all about the guys competing for Lord Sugar's £25,000 business fund by reading their profiles below - click here to get the lowdown on the girls.
Education: Studying for A Levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Lives: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Former school prefect Andrew first started earning money at the age of 10, selling greeting cards and donating 20% of the profits to charity. In his spare time he volunteers at a local nursing home, enjoys listening to music and is learning to play the ukelele. Andrew has taken part in various school productions and is currently working for his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. He admires Derren Brown and aims to set up his own bio-technology company.
He says: “It’s not a team game; it’s working together but for me to win.”
Education: Studying for A Levels in Maths, Economics and Philosophy and the Extended Project Qualification
Lives: Luton, Bedfordshire
Kenyan-born David has been Chair of various committees, including working for his local council as Chair of ‘Young Voices West.’ He earns an income through tutoring children and can often be found helping the local community and organising up and coming events. David, who still does a paper round, enjoys reading, cooking, debating and philosophising. He is inspired by Barack Obama and hopes that one day people will be studying himself in history classes.
He says: “I have a disease called megalomania; this is a condition that means I am highly obsessed with wealth, power and omnipotence.”
Education: Studying for A Levels in Economics, Latin, Early Modern History and English Literature
Lives: Benenden, Kent
Max earns an income trading vintage clothes and collectables and once purchased an unidentified Lowry sketch, on which he made more than £1000. Max is a skilled musician, playing the double bass, piano and ‘cello as well as choral singing. In his spare time Max enjoys going to the opera, auctions and theatre exhibitions, as well as sailing and horse-riding. He is inspired by Steve Jobs and would like to go into politics or business.
He says: “I’m certainly not someone who likes to follow the crowd. I think if you follow the crowd, you don’t get seen.”
Education: Studying for A Levels in English Language, Fine Art and Textiles
Lives: Wirral, Cheshire
Fashion Designer Patrick runs his own label, creating clothes and accessories for women, and was named ‘Young Textiles Designer of the Year’ aged 13, the youngest ever recipient. He has an eclectic taste in music and plays the euphonium and the baritone horn as well as being in a brass band and swing band. Patrick’s textile portrait of Anna Wintour, who is one of his inspirations, was recently displayed at the National Students Exhibition at The Mall Galleries.
He says: “If I want something done it will be done and I don’t accept no for an answer.”
Education: Studying for BTECs in Double IT and eBusiness
Lives: Corby, Northamptonshire
Workaholic Sean was named ‘World’s Youngest Publisher’ after setting up a magazine at the age of 14. When he’s not working, he enjoys photography and learning about current affairs. Despite his small size, when he was nine years old Sean set up a local basketball team. Sean’s role model is Jamal Edwards, founder of SBTV. His aim is to run a publishing enterprise and he is planning on launching a new men’s magazine at the end of the year.
He says: “When I want to do something or get somewhere I put everything I have into it and, unless it’s a sinking ship, I don’t stop until I get there.”
Education: Completed education with BTEC in Understanding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Lives: Maidstone, Kent
Confident Steven, whose first job was working as a kitchen porter, has been setting up businesses from the age of 13 and is always on the lookout for exciting new ventures. In his spare time he enjoys playing FIFA with his friends, going to music festivals and playing golf. By the age of 27 he aims to have made £10m and be wearing tailor-made suits, a Rolex on his wrist and driving an Aston Martin. He feels the world is his oyster.
He says: “If I don’t get the last word then it hasn’t gone my way.”
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