BBC Apprentice star and entrepreneur, Neil Clough paid a visit to a Wythenshawe firm to talk to teenagers and inspire the town’s very own trainees.
Neil, who reached the final of the quest to find Lord Alan Sugar’s business partner, spoke to the young people at Easi Drive to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.
Since leaving the hit TV show, Neil’s career has gone from strength to strength and as well as giving motivational speeches up and down the country, Neil also runs two successful business in the city centre including Sales and Recruitment Training company, Prime.
Neil chatted to the teenagers at Easi-Drive about what life was really like in the boardroom in front of Sir Lord Sugar. Neil said: “Sir Alan Sugar really does take the whole process seriously and genuinely cares. It was a fantastic experience and it’s given me a great platform to expand my business goals.
“I’m delighted to support a local business such as Easi-Drive and meet real apprentices here in my home town. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and wish them all the best in their future careers.”
National accident management company, Easi-Drive, which is part of the EDAM group say they are firm believers in investing in young talent and already employs a group of eight apprentices paid more than the national average apprentice wage.
EDAM Group Managing Director, Steve Turner, said: “We pride ourselves on giving fantastic opportunities to young people in the region and allowing them to further their education as well as their careers. The progress that they have been making has been very encouraging and it was great to have Neil to meet and inspire them.”
Easi-Drive provides replacement vehicles to drivers involved in accidents which are not their fault and also handles insurance, repairs and personal injury claims.