Solomon Akhtar, 22, filmed himself having a, erm, good time with an ex-girlfriend, and now anxious BBC folk are terrified it will go viral. Jeez… The pal revealed to The Sun: Owner, Personal Branding Company Lives: LondonBianca would describe herself as determined and ambitious, but says she can be quite pedantic.
In , Bianca took the leap to launch her own business at the age of 23 and her personal branding company, The Be Group, was named as one of the Startups businesses of At the age of 16, she negotiated an interior design concession stand in Harrods for her family business lasting three years. West MidlandsJemma is passionate about the arts and is a trained dancer and dance teacher, having first taught dance at the age of She says she is organised and creative, and her proudest business achievement to date has been founding an entertainment cabaret agency, for which she scouts performers, sources bookings, produces performances and markets the business.
One of her role models in business is Simon Cowell, for his success story within the entertainment industry. She creates and markets her own work-out programmes and DVDs and has also been a health and fitness expert for Argos.
She would describe herself as honest, down-to-earth and energetic. London Lauren is a family solicitor, specialising in family law including divorce, separation, finances and property, and is passionate about achieving fair outcomes for her clients.
She says she is outgoing and ambitious, and wishes she had had the idea for Facebook, as it has achieved phenomenal success with a fun concept that has provided entertainment to users across the world. LeicesterLindsay has been a swimming instructor for 14 years and is the founder of a swimming academy, which she developed from teaching just one child to renting local pools to teach hundreds of children over the past four years.
She says she is determined to be successful, and that her passion is teaching children to swim as it is a skill that could one day save their lives. She would describe herself as compassionate and ambitious. PeterboroughNurun works full-time as a marketing officer while also running three of her own businesses.
She says she is thoughtful, considerate and a multitasker, and the business brands that inspire her include Innocent, as it is a prime example of a UK start-up that shook up its industry. Her proudest business achievement is setting up three small businesses within 18 months. Dublin Pamela graduated from university with first class honours, and received a scholarship to complete her masters in International Business.
Since leaving university, she has worked in brand marketing and is inspired by brands such as Nike, for their inspirational and motivational advertising, and Paddy Power, for their tongue in cheek communication. She would describe herself as logical, charismatic and a good decision maker, but says she can talk too much.
DublinRoisin is a qualified Chartered Accountant who is now following her dream of starting her own business. She lists businesswoman Bethenny Frankel as one of her business inspirations, as she saw a gap in the market to start Skinny Girl Cocktails and sold it for a huge profit.
She says she is confident, driven and creative, and being a risk taker has also made her a keen poker player in her spare time. LondonSarah works as an executive assistant for a top financial firm, having previously worked at companies including Goldman Sachs, while also running her own hypnotherapy and match-making businesses.
She describes herself as hard-working, positive and tenacious, though she can repeat herself if she feels she is not being listened to. She is a trained hypnotherapist, and says her proudest business achievement to date is setting up her hypnotherapy practice on Harley Street. Prior to owning his own businesses, he spent nine years working in management for international consumer brands.
He describes himself as self-motivated, loyal and committed to everything he does, and he also has a passion for martial arts, holding a black belt in karate.
Director, Pub Quiz CompanyLives: EssexDaniel runs his own company planning and running events, including pub quizzes, for companies and individuals across the country. He describes himself as motivated, determined and always playing to win. He cites James Caan as a business figure that inspires him due to his calm and collected manner.
KentColombian-born Felipe is a solicitor for an international law firm and was selected as one of the Top Colombians in He is passionate about social entrepreneurship and is a trustee for a British charity that helps support vulnerable children in Colombia.
But my real passion is business. ChesterfieldJames first started in business by setting up a hand car wash in his local area. He has had multiple business ventures including supplying gaming machines to bars and clubs in the UK, which he later expanded to Ireland, and opening a restaurant and bar.
He describes himself as enthusiastic and energetic with a drive to succeed, though says he can be a bit of a know-it-all. I think I am him when he was my age. Sales Manager, Digital MarketingLives: LondonAustralian-born Mark is a Sales Manager supporting internet marketing consultants and he has received repeated recognition for the highest revenue growth within his company.
He would describe himself as easy to talk to, organised and ambitious, and is inspired in business by John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and J. Morgan as they are entrepreneurs that built their own empires. I will not leave the room without getting a sale. He is inspired by business figures including Harry Selfridge because he created inspirational market-leading retail services, and brands such as Net-A-Porter for their luxurious, aspirational qualities.
LondonSanjay is a senior manager responsible for the online sales strategy across three national banking brands. In his previous role as a bank manager, he increased the ranking of his branch from the s nationally to 30th in the space of six months at the age of 23, before being put in charge of 14 retail branches in London. He says he is practical, enthusiastic and generous, though admits he can worry too much.
East Kilbride, ScotlandScott first worked as a trainee resource consultant for a recruitment company after leaving school, and is now responsible for global strategic partnerships within companies in the clinical development field.
He previously held roles in business development in clinical research, travelling all over the world to work with emerging markets. He describes himself as determined, trustworthy and hungry to succeed and admires brands such as Pfizer and GSK and businessmen such as Peter Jones.
London Before moving to London, Canadian Steven spent a year travelling the Arctic to do community development social work with remote Inuit communities. He currently runs his own social work consultancy as well as managing a property portfolio.