The Apprentice boss Lord Sugar makes Hatfield appearance

PUBLISHED: 15:54 08 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:54 08 May 2013

Lord Sugar and Susan Ma at the launch of Tropic in the Weston Auditorium

Lord Sugar and Susan Ma at the launch of Tropic in the Weston Auditorium


ONE of the most recognisable businessmen in the country took time out from berating apprentices when he visited Hatfield at the weekend.

Lord Sugar, who returned to screens last night (Tuesday) in The Apprentice, was at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the launch of a new business.

The tycoon joined former contestant Susan Ma as she unveiled a selling scheme for Tropic, a new skincare range.

Lord Sugar went into business with Susan – who finished second in the 2011 competition – last year.

He said: “I’m very excited about the launch of Tropic’s social selling scheme.

“Susan has done a fantastic job of recruiting women from across the country who are as passionate about the products as she is.

“She has a great business and I think it will grow from strength to strength with the addition of the new products.”

Organisers said Hatfield was chosen because of its location, as the event was for recruits from across the UK.

Julie Newlan, pro vice-chancellor for enterprise at the university, said she was “delighted” it had been selected, and added: “We help to create an entrepreneurial mindset in our students and it is hoped that having events like this on campus inspires them in their studies and future careers.”

At the event, Susan called on recruits to become sellers.

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