Its not very often you hear that an Apprentice candidate, in fact runner up of all things is going back to work at Greggs. Don’t think you are going to find Helen serving you your favourite pastry though because she has rightly been promoted to head of retail in the South East.
She was previously the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Greggs but will now be running 200 shops and in charge of 2,300 members of staff. She has been very grateful that they allowed her to go on sabbatical from her job so that she could take part in the show but to be honest I think they should be grateful that she is returning. She is clearly a great worker and it is likely that she could secure herself a great job anyway.
She says she has “no regrets” about the show or the fact that Lord Sugar didn’t pick her as his new business partner and that she has also stopped her plans of starting up her own business. She even went as far as saying “I am more suited to being an employee in the corporate world than an entrepreneur. I was very lucky that Greggs gave me time off to do the Apprentice. They are a really good company to work for.” It’s alright Helen, no need to suck up to them, they have already given you the promotion!
So as Helen is grafting hard at Greggs, it looks like Tom is going to be a very, very busy boy. Of course he will be going in to business with Lord Sugar but it also looks like he may also land his own TV show. Wonder what Lord Sugar thinks about that! I would have assumed that he would want all of Tom’s attention on his new business. It has been said that “The BBC would love to do more with him. There is definitely a gap in the market. Executives have been really impressed with the way he came over on TV. He is one of the most personable Apprentice winners and something of an underdog, which always goes down well with the British public.”
Tom has said himself that he was the “most unlikely winner ever” and especially when he lost a huge total of 8 tasks. He is nothing like the usual candidates really who are normally arrogant, self-obsessed and definitely don’t put up their hands when wanting to speak!
Best of luck to both of them though, they do both seem like rather nice people for a change!!!