One of the highlights of the business year must surely be the Apprentice show. It used to be quite insightful, showing a dozen highly motivated ‘get up and go’ candidates with their extra pazzazz during team building extercises well enough for one of them being hired by ‘Sir Alan’. The newer format means they are not just taken on to work in one of the many and various Sugar enterprises but now need to already have at least one successful business under their belt, or a proven track record of being an absolute business mogul and will get 250K of backing finance to really go p places with it. This year’s crop were so ghastly – most agressive, obnoxious and dangerously deluded! The business plans were rediculous in the penultimate test – the 5 left standing and able to attend the rigourous interview stage. It’s a hoot. Heaven help british industry in the next 10 years!