ONE of Lord Sugar’s apprentice hopefuls was educated in Mid Sussex.
Technology entrepreneur Nick Holzherr is in the current season of the BBC’s The Apprentice, battling for the chance to be Lord Alan Sugar’s business partner.
Nick, 25, currently lives in Birmingham but was educated in Mid Sussex.
He lived in Forest Row and took his GCSEs at Chailey Secondary School before going on to Central Sussex College in Haywards Heath for his A Levels.
Nick left Chailey School on Mill Lane in 2002 having achieved 11 A to B grade GCSEs.
His form tutor Mrs Murphy remembered him very well, she said: “He was an absolute delight, very articulate and very considerate of others.”
She also remembers him telling her that he didn’t have a television at home and that he felt this helped with his studies as he had no distractions.
The school added that they were pleased and proud to see that he has made such a successful career for himself and that they wished him all the best in his quest.
Nick attended Central Sussex College from 2002 until 2004 taking A-Levels in Computing, Maths, German, and Design.
His ex-accounting teacher, Paul Sengebusch, said: “I would not be at all surprised if he were to win. Best case scenario for me is he does it using a killer accounting ratio to outsmart the competition in the final task!”
He is remembered by his teaching staff as a lovely lad; popular, self assured but not at all big headed.
During the Apprentice process Nick has so far won seven of the nine challenges set by Lord Sugar and project managed twice, winning both times.
The question is can he go all the way?
**SPOILER** If you didn’t catch the show last night don’t read on as we reveal who got the boot.
In last night’s task the teams had to seek out great discounts for a daily deals website
Nick was in team Phoenix with Jade as project manager, and set off to get the best deals from high-end companies.
However, Nick’s maths skills were put to the test when himself and Jade went to a restaurant and struggled to give the chef a deal as they didn’t have any exact figures and struggled with the calculator.
In the boardroom it was revealed that Phoenix had won meaning Nick goes even further in the competition. Could he win?
Lord Sugar fired two candidates this week Gabrielle Omar and Stephen Brady.