Alan Sugar's interviewers – Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Linda Plant, and Mike Soutar – are back this series. So, let's find out about the dream team.
Claude was born May 4, 1949, and is a British business executive and the former chairman of Viglen, Powerleague, and ASCO.
After training as an accountant, Claude developed a career as a turnaround specialist.
It was in this role that he met Lord Alan Sugar, and agreed to chair a number of Sugar’s companies. In the early 1990s, Claude was chairman and chief executive of Amstrad International, Amstrad Spain, and Dancall Telecom.
He kicked off his TV career on The Apprentice as one of the official interviewers during the CV round of the show.
When PR guru Nick left the show, Claude stepped in to replace him.
Linda is the owner of international interior design company Homerun Services and has known Lord Sugar for more than twenty years.
She started her business with what she describes as “humble beginnings” on a market stall selling clothes.
She expanded her empire by opening retail shops and importing clothes from Hong Kong, at which point she founded clothing brand Honeysuckle.
She has said: “If one could drown in success, then I would say I was nearly guilty of that”.
Mike is the co-founder of Shortlist Media Ltd which owns the titles Stylist and Shortlist among others.
Now, he continues his work as the Executive Chairman of the company.
The entrepreneur is also the former editorial director of IPC Media, editor of FHM in the UK and US Maxim.
He has been on Alan Sugar’s interview panel on the show since 2011.
Claudine’s the Managing Director of MediaCom UK, a £1 billion media agency.
The talented businesswoman also works as a mentor for The Prince's Trust and Marie Claire.
In 2013, she was honoured as one of media's most inspiring women in the industry, according to her LinkedIn profile.
She has previously said that while she "wasn't naturally the most academic person" at school, she has always worked hard.
We have seen Claudine on The Apprentice since 2013 and this year will be no different as she prepares to interview the hopeful candidates.
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