The 16th year of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, in which Lord Alan Sugar announces his next business partner has concluded with the selection of Leeds dessert parlour owner Harpeet Kaur.
Harpreet beat fellow finalist Kathryn Burn in the final on 24th March, after battling to upscale her dessert parlour and creating a unique dessert offering to showcase her expertise and skill in the final task. She is now confirmed to receive Lord Sugar’s investment of £250,000 to expand on her two dessert stores.
Talking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Harpeet said, “I absolutely loved that it was an all-female final because I love empowering women, I hope that I can inspire many women that you need to follow your dreams, go and smash your goals, go and get them. But I also do feel that we need to sort of delete these titles out there in business. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female.”
Previously fired contestants joined the two finalists in the finale, helping them build the business they had presented in their business plan when they first applied for the show.