The Apprentice 2013: Alex Mills' business under fire over complaints

Alex Mills (The Apprentice 2013)

The Apprentice 2013 candidate Alex Mills has been accused of cheating customers in his former business.

The young entrepreneur previously set up his own grave stone company called Prestige Slate in Wales, shifting close to 20,000 products in a year.

But yes, Alex did sell grave stones looking like he does.

According to the Daily Mail, the local Trading Standards agency received 146 official complaints about the company.

And Alex's former boss has accused him of 'stealing' the company after leaving a job there, claiming: "He stole all my information, all my artwork, the pictures from my website and even a lot of my customers."

Customers meanwhile claimed that their orders either arrived months late or not at all.

However, in a statement, Alex said of the allegations from his old boss: "I dispute this serious allegation and will take this up with my former employer."

In another statement, a spokesperson for Alex said of his former company: "Alex Mills takes such allegations and complaints very seriously and is concerned that these have been made against a reputable company.

"During his time at Prestige Slate the company took 18,419 orders – and the average amount of complaints received during his time as director and part owner was less than one per cent."

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