Apprentice hopeful Alex Brief has beforehand been been the director of three failed recruitment companies, MailOnline can solely reveal.
Alex, 27, is the third candidate to be uncovered in current days as having a lower than illustrious enterprise background earlier than showing on the truth programme.
The businessman was one among two administrators of a agency referred to as JobsFindYou Ltd which was included in April 2013 earlier than his appointment was terminated a 12 months later.
Uh oh! Apprentice hopeful Alex Brief has beforehand been been the director of three failed recruitment companies, MailOnline can solely reveal
The agency, primarily based in Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, by no means traded and filed accounts in 2014 as a dormant firm, exhibiting it had simply £2 within the financial institution which was the sum complete of the agency’s property. It was lastly dissolved voluntarily in January 2017.
A second recruitment agency with an virtually equivalent identify – JobsFindU Ltd – was additionally included on the identical date as JobsFindYou in 2013.
Brief and his enterprise accomplice Alex Rodwell have been administrators, and Sabrina Rodwell acted as firm secretary.
Once more, the agency filed accounts as a dormant firm with £2 earlier than it was dissolved voluntarily in 2016.
Background: Alex, 27, is the third candidate to be uncovered in current days as having a lower than illustrious enterprise background earlier than showing on the truth programme
A 3rd recruitment agency referred to as Wellshor Ltd was dissolved in October 2020 eight years after it was included in July 2012.
It additionally had the identical administrators and filed accounts as dormant firm in 2013 with property totalling £100 in money held on the financial institution.
It began buying and selling the next 12 months, recording complete property of £3,245 however it paid out £30,436 to collectors leaving Brief and Rodwell shouldering a deficit of £25,321.
You are fired! The businessman was one among two administrators of a agency referred to as JobsFindYou Ltd which was included in April 2013 earlier than his appointment was terminated a 12 months later
It was equally within the crimson in 2015, to the tune of £26,972, and recording liabilities of precisely the identical quantity – £26,972 – in 2016 after Brief had departed, and £26,972 once more in 2017, and the identical in 2018.
In 2019 it chalked-up a deficit of £2,222 earlier than making use of to be struck off the register of firms in April 2020, and it was lastly dissolved in October that 12 months.
Brief went on to alter tack and based a industrial cleansing agency referred to as Stag Business Cleansing Companies Ltd in 2016 with a brand new enterprise accomplice, Thomas Silvester.
Silvester resigned the next 12 months and quick took sole cost of the enterprise, posting accounts for 2016/17 exhibiting the corporate had £677 on the financial institution and complete property of £4,502, although it posted a lack of £5,800 resulting from paying out £10,202 to collectors.
Not successful: A second recruitment agency with an virtually equivalent identify – JobsFindU Ltd – was additionally included on the identical date as JobsFindYou in 2013
It chalked up a revenue of £4,329 in 2018, which dropped to £1,920 the next 12 months, however earnings had dwindled to solely £384 in 2020, regardless of the agency having present property with £108,220, together with £66,289 in money on the financial institution.
It paid out £59,322 in sums owed to collectors, largely made up of tax funds and financial institution prices, and owed £50,000 in financial institution loans.
In March 20201, it registered a doc define a cost in opposition to the corporate giving a agency referred to as Maketfinance Ltd the best to take over the property of Brief’s agency ought to it fail in what seems to be a re-financing association.
Not an incredible observe file: Brief turns into the most recent forged member to be uncovered as having patchy enterprise credentials and hyperlinks to dissolved, low-income firms
On January 6 this 12 months, on the identical day the primary full episode of The Apprentice was broadcast by the BBC, Brief’s agency posted its accounts protecting 2021, exhibiting a dramatic improve within the agency’s earnings to £144,996.
Brief turns into the most recent forged member to be uncovered as having patchy enterprise credentials and hyperlinks to dissolved, low-income firms, together with Lord Sugar’s proper hand man, Tim Campbell, the winner of the primary sequence who’s standing in for an injured Claude Littner, and present candidate Akshay Thakrar.
In the meantime Akeem Bundu-Kamara, who boasts that he’s on ‘the pathway to creating it’, runs an moral sportswear agency which was value simply £28 final 12 months.
Regardless of the measly sum, Akeem, 30, bragged about being ‘a numbers man’ in a abstract of his skills on the present as he hoped to impress Lord Sugar.
The Apprentice continues on Thursday at 9pm on BBC1.
Again on! The Apprentice continues on Thursday at 9pm on BBC1
THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE MEN
AARON WILLIS, 38
Occupation: Flight Operations Teacher
Lives in: Chorley, Lancashire
Key data: Having served within the RAF for 12 years as Flight Operations Teacher, Aaron has got down to begin his personal safety enterprise.
He says: ‘My strongest level is that I can promote to anyone and I feel that is the explanation why my enterprise might be successful, as a result of individuals will purchase from me.’
AKSHAY THAKRAR, 28
Occupation: Proprietor, Digital Advertising Company
Lives in: London
Key data: Referring to himself as a person who believes sleeping is a ‘waste of time’ he additionally claims his first phrase as a new child was ‘revenue’.
He says: ‘My mates name me AK 47 as a result of I am a killer salesperson.’
CONOR GILSENAN, 28
Occupation: Gross sales Government and former Skilled Rugby Participant
Lives in: London
Key data: Onerous working and ‘hyper motivated by cash’, ex rugby participant Conor describes himself as a ‘company panther’ with a file for getting offers executed and who will win this sequence.
He says: ‘I will be the company panther within the boardroom, I will get it executed, and I will be Lord Sugar’s good enterprise accomplice.’
NAVID SOLE, 27
Lives in: London
Key data: Certified pharmacist and Nicki Minaj superfan Navid aspires to create a profitable pharmacy enterprise with the assistance and experience of Lord Sugar.
He says: ‘Nothing intimidates me as a result of I simply really feel like I am a robust character, robust particular person, robust mindset.’
AKEEM BUNDU KAMARA, 29
Occupation: Technique Supervisor for a Monetary Agency
Lives in: London
Key data: Akeem considers himself a individuals’s one who loves being round others, nonetheless as a ‘numbers man’, his analytical skill usually causes him to consider carefully about his each transfer, as he claims he’ll are available in with a ‘calculated standpoint.’
He says: ‘My rising up has made me who I’m, I will converse with everybody, but additionally capable of present that monetary, enterprise aspect to myself.’
ALEX SHORT, 27
Occupation: Proprietor, Business Cleansing Firm
Lives in: Hertford
Key data: With massive objectives for his industrial cleansing enterprise, Alex is pushed, targeted and is ‘not going to cease’ till he will get the place he desires to go.
He says: ‘I might evaluate myself to a Ferrari, shiny on the surface however underneath the bonnet, there’s lots of hearth and I am coming for you.’
HARRY MAHMOOD, 35
Occupation: Regional Operations Supervisor
Lives in: West Midlands
Key data: Impressed by the kindness of his grandparents, Harry desires to assist and assist individuals.
He says: ‘All the pieces I’ve regarded into attaining, I’ve achieved I’ve actually executed every part I’ve put my thoughts to.’
NICK SHOWERING, 31
Occupation: Finance Supervisor
Lives in: London
Key data: After ‘working within the shadow of his household’s enterprise’, certified accountant Nick hopes to make a reputation for himself within the drinks business together with his line of flavoured water.
He says: ‘In enterprise I am a little bit of a power to be reckoned with I do know what I am speaking about, I understand how issues work, and I am extraordinarily skilled So, I am a little bit of an animal within the boardroom’
THE APPRENTICE 2022: MEET THE WOMEN
AMY ANZEL, 48
Occupation: Proprietor, magnificence model
Key data: Beginning her magnificence enterprise slightly later in life, Amy has now discovered what she actually loves doing after beforehand working in gross sales, showbiz and jingles.
She says: ‘I could be good after I have to be, however after I sadly should be a b***h, I’ll…’
BRITTANY CARTER, 25
Occupation: Resort entrance of home supervisor
Key data: Brittany is seeking to break free from her lodge position and launch the primary alcoholic protein drink, with Lord Sugar’s assist.
She says: ‘My motto for all times is ‘at all times look on the intense aspect’
FRANCESCA KENNEDY-WALLBANK, 26
Occupation: Proprietor, sustainability firm
Key data: The eco-conscious, arithmetic graduate is on the lookout for funding in her subsequent enterprise, offering a product carbon footprint service for companies with a easy equation of her personal creation.
She says: ‘There’s two sorts of individuals within the world- those who say they will do issues and other people that truly do them and I am a doer’
HARPEET KAUR, 30
Occupation: Proprietor, dessert parlour
Lives: West Yorkshire
Key data: Describing herself as a born chief, fearless and humorous, Harpreet plans to ‘degree up’ her profitable, six-figure espresso and desserts enterprise to develop into a number one model within the UK.
She says: ‘I am undoubtedly not in enterprise to make mates. I am right here to generate income, and I am certain Lord Sugar is not on the lookout for a brand new mate.
KATHRYN LOUISE BURN, 29
Occupation: Proprietor, on-line pyjama retailer
Key data: Kathryn has labored a variety of jobs from mortgage advisor to occasions supervisor. Describing herself as formidable, sort, and sometimes ‘savage’, she says she’s there to win, to not make mates.
She says: ‘My desires in my head are completely enormous and I imagine I can obtain them.’
SOPHIE WILDING, 32
Occupation: Proprietor, boutique cocktail bar
Key data: Describing herself as ‘magical and enchanting’ Sophie even has a witch faculty qualification. She beforehand labored in gross sales and has enormous renovation plans for her bar.
She says: ‘Failure will not be an possibility. Successful is a part of my DNA.’
STEPHANIE AFFLECK, 28
Occupation: Proprietor, on-line kids’s retailer
Key data: Together with her East-London roots, the blonde is hoping to bond with Lord Sugar and match his no nonsense perspective in the direction of enterprise. She’s on the lookout for funding to develop her designer retailer and be a part of the rising pre-loved style business.
She says: ‘I’ve received grit, willpower and I am decided to achieve success.’
SHAMA AMIN, 41
Occupation: Proprietor, kids’s day nursery
Key data: Shama already has a busy work life operating her kids’s day nursery in addition to juggling life with 5 kids at dwelling. She is able to show she has the ‘skillset that’s required to be top-of-the-line, profitable businesswomen within the early years sector.’
She says: ‘Being a woman of color, sporting a headband as effectively and the challenges that we face every day, I simply need to be a residing instance for the Asian girls on the market.’
Source: Every day Mail