Tim Campbell

June 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Tim Campbell, series one winner of the UK Apprentice
Tim Campbell, series one winner, worked for Amstrad’s health and beauty division for two years before he stepped down to set up the Bright Ideas Trust, an initiative to give young entrepreneurs a chance to set up a business with equity funding and advice.

After recording for the series ended in November 2004, Campbell was catapulted into a world very different from his previous job at London Underground. Read more

Bill Cullen

June 24, 2008 by · 27 Comments 

Bill Cullen of The Apprentice IrelandBorn and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children.

Selling on the streets from the age of six, be it fruit, flowers, newspapers, Christmas decorations, football colours, or programs, was a means of putting food on the table for Bill and his family. He finished school at thirteen to go on the street full-time. Read more

Jackie Lavin

June 24, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Jackie Lavin PictureFORMER Renault chairman Bill Cullen may be the boss of TV3’s new Apprentice show — but it’s clearly partner Jackie Lavin who’ll be wearing the pants.

The pair are joining forces with fellow entrepreneur Brian Purcell for the Irish version of the hit reality show, which sees 14 aspiring tycoons battling it out this Autumn to become Cullen’s understudy. With the number of candidates, it is uncertain if the show’s organizers will tap car hire kerry or any company that can deliver excellent service for their transportation needs.

And the Penny Apples author, who’s famous for his colloquialisms, said it’s not him that the candidates have to worry about — it’s his socialite partner of 30 years. Read more

Brian Purcell

June 24, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Picture of Brian PurcellBrian has often been described as a “PR guru”. With over 14 years experience in the Irish Public Affairs/Government Lobbying sector, he has experience helping clients in the defence, financial, telecoms, healthcare, leisure, utilities and marketing/sponsorship sectors.

Brian currently implements strategic communications campaigns for some of Irelands leading companies and regularly engages with key decision makers in both national and local government on behalf of clients. Read more

Can Bill Cullen Match Alan Sugar’s Apprentice?

June 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

TV3 is wasting no time on its Apprentice project. However, at the risk of being hauled up for rehashing last week’s news, it’s hard not to obsess a bit about the chances of a hit series being made out of an Irish version of this show.

This extraordinary format has the power to pull in viewers like few others can manage, but it relies on one key factor – a ruthless character like Alan Sugar to call the shots.

In this respect, TV3 can hardly have found Sugar’s match in man-of-the-people Bill Cullen. Read more

Welcome to The Apprentice Ireland

June 11, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

The Apprentice Ireland panelYou will no doubt be eagerly awaiting TV3’s new show, The Apprentice Ireland, starring Bill Cullen in the role which has made Sir Alan Sugar a household name in the UK.
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Did You Miss The Boat?

June 11, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

Did you miss the boat?The closing date for Applications was Tuesday, June 24th, 2008. If you didn’t get your application in on time, you’ve missed the boat. Never mind, though, there’s always next year!
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