quote: Beauty TreatmentsLord Sugar gathers the candidates under the statue of Aphrodite at the British Museum, and reveals their next task: to set-up beauty treatment businesses in Birmingham. At the briefing, he re-balances the teams and personally appoints the project managers.The British beauty industry is worth 14 billion pounds annually, with the best margins in hands-on treatments, so Lord Sugar demands both teams offer these and sell cosmetic products off the back of them. After a choice of professional treatments have been offered to the teams, followed by a short wrangle over total body spray tan, the teams choose two treatments each and get down to some hands-on training. But one of the boys feels that touchy-feely beauty challenges his masculinity, and could worry his girlfriend.Under the watchful eye of Nick and Karren, the teams take their choices to Birmingham. One team goes for the city centre, while the other chooses an out-of-town mall. From now on it's a race to capture customers and get them into the treatment rooms. Products turn out to be easier to shift than getting the public to strip off, but in a desperate struggle to make money, juggling jobs and slashing prices puts profits at risk.In the boardroom the battle to survive gets ugly, until Lord Sugar calls it to order and declares: "You're Fired!".
quote: Op donderdag 26 mei 2011 21:31 schreef Cee het volgende:Die sneer van Sugar weer naar Vincent, over die self-tanner.
quote: Op donderdag 26 mei 2011 23:30 schreef Kidney_bean01 het volgende:En dat meisje met bruin haar dat mee de boardroom in ging.. serieus ik was haar zo vergeten! Ik weet nu weer haar naam niet.. Ik bedoel die met bruin haar, dus niet die blonde meid die eruit ging of die blonde meid die leiding geeft aan 30 man.. Elke keer als ik haar zie denk ik.. wie was dat ook alweer en wat deed ze ook alweer.. misschien ligt dit aan mij maar ze valt niet echt op..
quote: Op donderdag 26 mei 2011 23:38 schreef Wickedangel het volgende:[..]Natasha
quote:Create, Brand and Launch a Pet FoodIn a pre-recorded briefing via a giant screen flanked by Karren and Nick, Lord Sugar has called the candidates to an advertising agency. Their task will be to create, brand and pitch a new pet food. But before they start Nick has a message from the boss - once again he picks the team leaders.One team chooses dogs, the other cats. Both teams split - one half to Lincolnshire to create the food, the other half staying at the agency to name and brand the product. Supported by Britain's biggest pet food manufacturer it looks like a breeze, but soon the teams are making some fateful decisions, sweeping aside advice from pet-loving focus groups and inventing product names so leftfield that even teammates can't understand them.Professional packaging for their products restores confidence momentarily, but the next job - to make commercials - plunges the teams into more confusion as they try to get creative. Animal auditions prove tricky and casting a male voice for a sexy female cat puts an actor on the spot.As the results are pitched to pet food experts and ad-men, optimism turns to cold reality. Analysis is fed back to Lord Sugar and the boardroom battle begins. No amount of barking or begging can save the doomed when it comes to the master's fateful command - 'You're fired'.
quote: Op donderdag 2 juni 2011 00:14 schreef Kidney_bean01 het volgende:Jim weet al sinds het begin hoe hij mensen moet 'manipuleren' en 'commanderen'. Precies zoals die comedienne in the after show zei, hij is het type man waarbij je zegt 'ik maak het uit' en hij gewoon zegt 'NEE' en gewoon blijft zitten Ik denk dat Lord Sugar niet met zo'n manipuleerder en goedprater wilt werken, en hij er daardoor wel uit gaat vliegen. De manier ook hoe hij tegen Lord Sugar in ging..
quote:Wie komen er voor jullie nu goed uit? Ik blijf nog steeds op Melody en zelfs Tom zitten. Tom zegt best nuttige dingen! Ik dacht dat hij een rare eend in de bijt was, maar het valt misschien wel mee.
quote: Rubbish After last week's dramatic boardroom, it's back to basics as Lord Sugar calls the teams to a rubbish dump. He explains the hidden value in the things we throw away and instructs the teams to build junk collection businesses. He re-balances the teams then they are off to hunt for scrap.Sporting flourescent jackets, boots and gloves, the teams divide resources - half in a truck to pick up rubbish, half pulling in business and quoting on some big clearances set up by Lord Sugar. The trick is to spot value among the waste (which they must pay to dispose of), then bid low to shift everything, or even offer to take it free in the hope they'll cover their costs.It turns out to be physically and mentally exhausting, reducing one project manager to tears. Tough cockney scrap dealers and quick-witted builders give the teams a run for their money and profits prove hard to find among the bags of rubble and the grisly junk in back alleys. Plans fail to deliver and some swift rethinks save the day as both teams fight for margins in a world of totting-up, rounding-down and folding money.Lord Sugar loves this type of task and in the boardroom he picks over the results with relish. The numbers prove almost too close to call, but one team stumbles and there is nothing for it but to find someone to carry the can, then it's - 'You're fired!'.
quote: Op woensdag 8 juni 2011 23:35 schreef Wickedangel het volgende:Edna: "I have three degrees". Het bijbehorende kapsel is ze iig kwijt.
quote: Op donderdag 9 juni 2011 13:00 schreef k_man het volgende:Bij de aftershow zat ook een 'vuilnismiljonair'. Die gaf ook aan dat-ie zelf waarschijnlijk de opdracht verloren zou hebben, omdat ie in principe wel kosten rekent voor afvoer. dat is ook gebruikelijk in de markt. Maar ja, als er dan toch een concurrent (in dit geval: andere team) is dat het gratis wil doen...
quote: Op donderdag 9 juni 2011 14:47 schreef Kidney_bean01 het volgende:ja daarom, het andere team had daardoor al geen schijn van kans. Als er eentje het gratis voor me zou willen doen, zou ik ook zowiezo voor die optie gaan.
quote:Freemium Magazine LaunchThe teams are called to gleaming offices in Fleet Street, home to London's oldest newspaper district. Lord Sugar informs the candidates they'll be creating and publishing a free magazine. But first he shuffles the teams, appointing the project managers.Free magazines earn money by selling advertising, but advertisers only buy space in titles with a surefire market. As such, the teams must choose a hit subject, produce appropriate editorial content and convince advertisers they will reach a big audience.As Karren keeps notes, one team is led downmarket by their editor with a low-brow lads' magazine. The other team, accompanied by 67-year old Nick, goes for the oldies market, and on the way comes up with some patronising names (causing raised eyebrows from Nick!). But despite some research with sprightly over-sixties, it soon descends into stereotypes. Karren winces as the lads' mag embraces innuendo and photoshoots get racy. Spot research on the street sends signals that the lads' mag may be off-course, but the magazine editor continues to push the boundaries.At the pitches, one team doesn't know what it's selling, while both teams fail to negotiate until it is almost too late. In the boardroom the final ad sales surprise Lord Sugar, leaving the losing team bickering in a blame game. But when the final page is turned, the end words are: "You're fired!".
quote: Op woensdag 15 juni 2011 23:38 schreef Wickedangel het volgende:Je vraagt je af waarom Jim er nog inzit terwijl zo duidelijk was dat hij eruit had moeten vliegen. De laatste vier gaat hij sowieso niet halen. Vinden ze het handig om hem nog even te houden als de ploert van het programma, gewoon ordinair voor de kijkcijfers
quote: Op donderdag 16 juni 2011 00:32 schreef k_man het volgende:Gemist. Wel met goede reden (concert Portishead), maar desondanks: gemist. Wordt het nog herhaald?
quote: Op donderdag 16 juni 2011 00:39 schreef svann het volgende:[..]Dat kan je zien op de BBC Apprentice site bij 'comming up'.Monday 20 Jun 2011 00:15 Oftewel zondagnacht 01:15 uur onze tijd.Moet je altijd even checken. Met tennis of voetbal kan het verschuiven.
quote: Op donderdag 16 juni 2011 00:42 schreef svann het volgende:Jim was gewoon dominant
quote:Episode 8: ParisThe venue for the candidates' latest briefing is St Pancras International. With the next Eurostar about to leave, there is just time for Lord Sugar to brief and re-balance the personnel, and then it's off to Paris for half of each team. The others must stay back and choose some new British designs to sell to the French. It is a classic export task, with Lord Sugar on the lookout for proven ability to do business abroad.While the candidates in Paris arrange sales appointments for tomorrow, the London-based groups are treated to quirky products by entrepeneurs wanting a slice of the French market. There's everything from toys to top-end bikes. It is immediately clear that some of Lord Sugar's budding business partners know very little about the French, and even less about what they will buy. To help, he sets them up with a major French retailer, but the teams must fix all the other pitches. Street-based research gets lost in translation. Candidates struggle to describe in stuttering franglais items they haven't seen, while one candidate proves fluent in French, yet hopeless at diplomacy.When the teams regroup in Paris, the selected products look less attractive than they sounded. Squabbles ignite, but selling must begin. Paris retailers, baffled by the stumbling pitches, prove tough customers. Lord Sugar's top-end French chain store is characteristically stoney-faced.Back in the boardroom the teams are subjected to more hard-faced stares, this time from Lord Sugar on hearing that someone decided to employ a playground game to decide who would pitch. And one team discovers it picked a winning product with some blockbusting sales figures. But the losers face an inquisition and then the verbal guillotine: "You're fired!".
quote: Op woensdag 22 juni 2011 23:05 schreef SickPuppiesNeedLove2 het volgende:Heerlijk om te concluderen dat de Fransen weinig auto rijden als je marktonderzoek doet in een metro-station lol... ja, natuurlijk rijden die weinig auto
quote:Die Melody is een tijgertje zeg... die gaat voor de strot... niet echt sympathiek, maar wel geschikt om een business op te zetten. Verder heeft ze niet echt concurrentie geloof is, Jim is meer een gladde verkoper, maar neemt geen verantwoordelijkheid. De rest moet zich zorgen maken.
quote: Op donderdag 23 juni 2011 09:12 schreef computergirl het volgende:[..]Ja inderdaad [..]Helen hoeft zich geen zorgen te maken toch?
quote:15-6-2011APPRENTICE CANDIDATES’ CATALOGUE OF BUSINESS FAILURES Tom Pellereau’s business is worth minus £15,597 with a turnover of just £500 last year Candidates boast a record of dissolved businesses Candidates’ business have credit scores so low companies are advised to secure payment up front when trading with themCreditsafe’s analysis of the directorship history of the candidates featured on the BBC’s hit show The Apprentice reveals their vaunted boasts of business acumen may not stand up to scrutiny. The bespectacled Tom Pellereau claims to be a successful inventor, however the company he co-founded in 2008 M&P Consulting turned over just £500 last year and has a net worth of minus £15,597.A number of candidates are directors of businesses deemed risky for companies to trade with. Surviving candidate Melody Hossaini, the sole director of Inspirengage, and Leon Doyle, the only director of The Menu Master Limited, both head up companies with low credit ratings. Companies trading with their businesses are advised to only grant credit against collateral because of the risk of these companies entering insolvency in the next 12 months.Ambitious Susan Ma, founder of Tropic Skin Care Limited, criticised for being too meek when dealing with other candidates boasts of a successful business. She newly incorporated her business on the 27th January this year after claiming that she had to temporarily close the website in 2010 because of the overwhelming number of orders; however the company has a low credit rating and firms are urged to be cautious when trading with Tropic Skin Care Limited. Felicity Jackson, fired by Lord Sugar, is the founder and sole director of Surviving Actors Limited, which also has a low credit rating.David Knowles, Business Development Director at Creditsafe, said: “It appears the boasts of financial wizardry and business brilliance by many of the candidates featured on the BBC’s The Apprentice are pure hot air. Lord Sugar Alan will need to use all his business savvy to guide the winning candidate and ensure his £250,000 investment is not squandered. Businesses interested in understanding the real performance of a company director can utilise credit referencing solutions to track not just the performance of their current company, but also their history to establish if they have a track record of success or failure.”Seven of the Apprentice candidates have no experience as a director of a limited company, including Helen Louise Milligan winner of the first six weeks’ challenges. Glenn Ward, Zoe Beresford, Jim Eastwood, Natasha Scribbins have no previous experience as company directors, but are still in the hunt for the prize demonstrating ambition and a passionate desire to become entrepreneurs in partnership with Lord Sugar. Edward Hunter and Alex Britez Cabral also had no direct experience and exited the competition at an early stage.Lord Alan jettisoned Gavin Winstanley one of the few candidates with experience of running their successful business. At the age of just 27 Gavin is the founder and sole director of two companies, www.glasses123.co.uk and Optical World Merseyside Limited, which are both rated as creditworthy.Knowles continued:“It is important when looking to invest or trade with any business that you look at the fundamentals of the operation and are not seduced by the personality of the directors. Companies that do not wish to be caught out by trading with a business that has a significant likelihood of entering insolvency can use utilise credit referencing services to minimise their risk.”
quote:BiscuitThe candidates are enjoying their day off when Lord Sugar turns up at the door. Suddenly it's down to work after he tells them to make, brand and pitch a new type of upmarket busicuit. Project managers get picked (in one case reluctantly) and then it's time for the teams to split up, with half off to a biscuit development lab in Swansea.The teams have two days to get the baking done and packaging designed. In Wales there are sharp elbows in evidence in one team as two of the candidates vie to get their idea made, whilst the other team goes straight for an after-school treat.The ultra-competitive team's focus group munches its way through lots of crunchy offers without a favourite emerging. No-one likes ideas suggested by fellow team members and in the end the decision is a compromise. On the other team, the branding for kids ends up losing precision and no-one can understand its selling point.Hard work in the development lab produces professional looking biscuits. Packaging is equally impressive but the names and invented straplines make for confusing pitch rehearsals and plenty of backstabbing.At the pitches one team tries to create a mini-drama, changing the script twice and still failing to communicate the idea. In the end both teams stumble through pitches that are as crumbly as their biscuits. The hard-nosed buyers from some of Britain's biggest supermarkets appear not to bite. They report back to Lord Sugar who reveals the outcome in the boardroom - the result is a shock to Lord Sugar and to both teams.On the losing team the culprit is uncovered. After some spirited defence and a few regrets it's a close call...then - 'You're fired!'.
quote: Op woensdag 29 juni 2011 23:02 schreef KrentebolHooft het volgende:800.000 vs 0 Ik hoop dat Helen wint