SERIES TEN of the hit television programme The Apprentice will feature a Marston Green resident who will be aiming for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 business investment that awaits the winner.
Gary Poulton will represent the town and will compete with 17 other ego-boosted candidates all looking to impress Lord Sugar and his two advisers – Baroness Brady and Claude Littner.
The 34 year old is well known to his friends as ‘Mr Mankini’ having done various charity events including a pub crawl, indoor cricket match and the Great North Run in the costume.
Currently, the Aston Villa fan works for Whitbread and has had previous roles with Tesco following graduation from Aston University.
Gary added: “I’m all about winning, business and opportunities.
“My game plan is to be myself, I may look like the nice easy-going, laid back, brummie but once I start doing my business people know I’m the real deal.
“I don’t like people who talk down to me, people see me as Gary from Birmingham but what they don’t know is that I can fight with the best of them.”
Also new to the boardroom will be Lord Sugar’s adviser, Claude Littner.
Claude, renowned for his ruthless attitude and ‘to the point’ comments, has worked with Lord Sugar since the 1990s and was previously Deputy Chairman of Blacks Leisure.
Commenting on what he’s looking for, Lord Sugar said: “When I started my business I loaded the lorries, I designed the product, I stood on the production line and I marketed the product and that’s what I’m looking for here – a complete all-rounder.”
The new series of The Apprentice starts next Wednesday night (October 14) at 9pm on BBC One.