Meet The Apprentice 2015 candidates: Ruth Whiteley

PUBLISHED: 14:21 14 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:56 14 October 2015

The Apprentice 2015's Ruth Whiteley [Picture: BBC/Boundless/Jim Marks]

The Apprentice 2015's Ruth Whiteley [Picture: BBC/Boundless/Jim Marks]

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The Apprentice returns to BBC One tonight (Wednesday), with Ruth Whiteley one of the 18 candidates trying to impress Lord Sugar.

Ruth Whiteley

Age: 47

Occupation: Owner, Sales Training Consultancy

Lives: Harrogate

Ruth describes herself as positive, colourful and driven.

Her background is in telephone sales, though she previously worked as a DJ on a mid-morning show for her local radio station as well as a stint as a court reporter.

Her biggest business achievement to date was setting up the telephone sales teams for an online schooling company in Scotland and Australia, as well as expanding the growth of the sales team in Philadelphia, USA.

She says: “Lord Sugar might think I’m a bit gushing, he might find me overzealous, but I think he’ll think I’m great.’’

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