It was Alan who won The Apprentice 2016 last year, securing a £250,000 investment for her bakery business.
Since the final in December she's been hard at work putting her business plan into action with Lord Sugar's help.
And while there may no longer be TV cameras following her every move, she's still regularly facing showdowns with Lord Sugar in his boardroom.
"He’s definitely not a complete teddy bear," Alana admitted. "He doesn’t like waffling, that’s the one thing’s learnt. He just wants you to get the point.
"There have been a few times in board meetings after the Apprentice, where he just said: ‘Right get to the point, what are we doing?’"
Speaking to OK! magazine, Alana went on: "He’s a good guy to work with because you know exactly what he’s thinking. There’s no snide-ness, just straight up truth."
The young baker admitted she actually liked Lord Sugar's no nonsense attitude.
"It takes a bit of getting used to at first, you don’t meet many people like Lord Sugar," she explained. "Once you’re used to it, it’s great because you know where you stand."
The Apprentice will return to BBC One later this year for its thirteenth series.