Piece of cake as Alana beats Courtney in Apprentice final
Apprentice winner Alana Spencer has said launching her business when she was just 17 helped her in the battle to win Lord Sugar's £250,000 investment.
The business magnate revealed that he had a sweet tooth with his decision to go into business with cake company owner Spencer instead of Courtney Wood, who runs a novelty gift company, in last night's final. Spencer started her company at school, selling home-made chocolate to her teachers, before moving into cakes.
The 24-year-old had unsuccessfully applied for the Junior Apprentice show seven years ago when she launched her company.
She said: "Most of us had our own businesses, but I think the fact I started so young was definitely a factor in it."