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