The Apprentice 2012: The Final Four!

Tom Gearing (The Apprentice 2012)

After Adam's firing tonight, The Apprentice 2012 final four have been revealed, with the candidates going head to head this weekend for a £250,000 investment.

Jade Nash, Tom Gearing, Ricky Martin and Nick Holzherr have all made the final, where they will face interviews about their business plans.

The Apprentice 2012 final airs Sunday on BBC One at 8:30PM.

Profile the finalists below...

Tom Gearing

Age: 23
Occupation: Director of a Fine Wine Investment Company
Lives: London, UK

Tom feels his biggest strength is his self-assurance but says that he can sometimes be over-confident. He also admits he isn’t great at handling early morning starts. Tom enjoys going to music events and West Ham football matches in his spare time and also plays golf, tennis and football for a Sunday League team. Tom’s passions are fine dining and wine and he also loves travelling around the world. He is inspired by Candy & Candy and wishes he was the brains behind ASOS.

He Says: “I’m confident, charismatic and some people say I’m quite good looking, so that adds to the bill”.

 

Ricky Martin (The Apprentice 2012)Ricky Martin

Age: 26
Occupation: Recruitment Team Leader
Lives: Hampshire, UK

By day Ricky is a successful recruitment manager operating across the UK science industries, and by night and weekend a heavy hitting professional wrestler. Ricky, who has an Honours degree in Biochemistry, used to spend his spare time competing at wrestling events and is also an amateur body builder, training five to six times a week. Ricky recently got married, and says his greatest strength is his people skills and that his weakness is that he is a perfectionist. Ricky wishes he was the brains behind Facebook and once played tennis against Tim Henman at Wimbledon.

He Says: “I truly am the reflection of perfection.”

 

Jade Nash (The Apprentice 2012)Jade Nash

Age: 29
Occupation: Business Development Manager
Lives: Bedfordshire, UK

Former 18-30 rep Jade grew up helping at her parents’ caravan park. She feels her strength is her resilience and says that she doesn’t have any annoying habits. She enjoys going to the gym, hosting dinner parties and her passions are money, her friends and life. Jade loves cars and often attends drag racing events. She lists her parents as her role models, as both have their own businesses, her father owns a holiday park and her mother is a funeral celebrant.

She says: “What I want is to be able to retire when I’m 45, but I’m such a workaholic that I’ll probably carry on until I’m 80”.

 

Nick Holzherr (The Apprentice 2012)Nick Holzherr

Age: 25
Occupation: Technology Entrepreneur
Lives: Birmingham, UK

Nick, who lived in Switzerland for seven years as a child, was named ‘emerging entrepreneur of the year’ by Insider Magazine in 2010. When Nick was nine years old he earned money by selling lost golf balls back to golfers. He enjoys playing squash, snowboarding and cooking, and loves buying kitchen gadgets. Nick feels his intelligence is one of his strengths but knows his impatient nature can sometimes make him come across as arrogant. He would like to build and sell his own businesses before becoming an investor in start-up companies, and cites Steve Jobs as an inspiration.

He Says: “I’ve got lots of ideas, I know how to whittle them down into ideas that will work and I’ve got what it takes to make them actually happen.”

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