Alan Sugar

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Rupert Murdoch in The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Benny Hill music to be added later.  Photograph: Tom Pilston

A lot of people have pointed out that the BBC documentary series The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (BBC2, Tuesday) has much in common with a certain fic(...)

Lord Alan Sugar and some of his Apprentice contestants. The entrepreneur said people appreciate his blunt manner.

Contestants on the BBC show The Apprentice might be nervous when in his presence but Alan Sugar believes that most people appreciate his direct manner(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at Pendulum Summit 2019.

Monday Indicators: Irish pension coverage (2019); Euro zone services and composite PMI (Dec), PPI (Nov); UK services and composite PMI (Dec); German(...)

Pamela Laird during a task on BBC’s the Apprentice programme. The Irish businesswoman is seeking an investor to help grow her beauty business. Photograph: BBC/Boundless

Irish businesswoman Pamela Laird, who appeared on BBC’s the Apprentice, is seeking an investor to help grow her beauty business to have about €3 milli(...)

Morgan and Sugar are now so embedded in the reality show narrative machine that they can no longer tell truth from truthiness

I don’t believe in cockneys. I’m a cockney truther. I believe that they’re an entirely made up thing like unicorns or hobbits or regretful Brexit vote(...)

Lord Alan Sugar with Dr Leah Totton. Dr Totton has decided to wait until the outcome of Brexit becomes clearer before opening a clinic in the Republic

Former BBC Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton is scoping out Dublin to expand her range of clinics but has held off on making a decision because of bein(...)

Lord Sugar with this year’s Apprentice candidates, who include ‘the Beyoncé of business’, a ‘mumpreneur’, an ‘extremist’, a molester of metaphorical bulls and   a human ATM. Photograph: Jim Marks

Apprentice 2019 will be a little different, I think. Brexit will have come and gone by then and few will remember the old ways (partly because without(...)

Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates scoring against Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Russian pep Playing a World Cup in your home country is always sure to give you an extra adrenaline rush and a pep in your step and for Russia it cert(...)

Anthony McPartlin  and Declan Donnelly, aka Ant and Dec. McPartlin is believed to have checked into a rehabilitation facility. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ant McPartlin has said he feels he has “let people down” ahead of reportedly entering rehab following a fight with depression, alcohol and substance a(...)

Bill Cullen in his new showroom on Naas Road: has an eternal passion for business. Photograph: Eric Luke

Alan Sugar is back on television screens this month with a new series of The Apprentice for BBC. Meanwhile, former host of The Apprentice in the US an(...)

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