Ten weeks ago, eighteen potential business partners arrived at the Boardroom in the hope of becoming Lord Sugar’s next business partner.
Revealing the true stories behind each candidate, it’s time to get up close and personal, and discover what really drives their ambition, and makes these budding tycoons tick.
Featuring interviews from parents, partners and friends, along with Lord Sugar’s trusted aides Karren Brady and Claude Littner, The Final Five delves into the candidates’ backgrounds, as well as looking back over their highs and lows in the process so far.
Those left in the competition are:
Alana Spencer: The owner of a baking company and describes herself as determined, creative and charming. She started her first business at age 17, a chocolate company, before moving on to selling cakes. She believes she is an adaptable businesswoman who will not shy away from any task Lord Sugar sets.
Grainne McCoy: Owns her own makeup business and works throughout the country on projects from film sets to fashion shows. She says her hunger and passion push her to succeed and she puts maximum effort into everything she does. She is confident that her self-belief and strong-mindedness will see her through the tasks.
Frances Bishop The owner of a children’s clothing boutique and describes herself as talkative with a feisty personality, which she believes is what has got her so far in the business world. She wants to impress Lord Sugar with her strong positive outlook.
Courtney Wood: Designs and creates novelty gifts which he supplies to national and international retailers. He describes himself as fun with a positive attitude and he believes his confidence is one of his strongest attributes. He says he is not one to sit back and plans to assert his authority in the process. He thinks his cutthroat tactics will help him reach the top.
Jessica Cunningham: The owner of an online fashion company and the Operations Director for a PR and marketing agency. She believes her positive helpful attitude will propel her through the tasks, and says she wants to get close to the other candidates to find out how they operate, analyse their strengths and weaknesses and attempt to use them to her advantage.
The Apprentice 2016: The Final Five, Tuesday, BBC One, 10:45pm-11:45pm
The Apprentice 2016 continues Thursday at 9PM.