Karren Brady

REVIEW: The Apprentice Episode 2 - A Shock Twist, Sort Of

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Episode 2 of 'The Apprentice' found business as usual with a shock twist - well, if we hadn't been told yesterday this would happen - with not one but...

Whoops! Katie's Made Herself Look Silly On Twitter (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins decided to live tweet the first episode of ‘The Apprentice’ on Tuesday night, sharing her typically outlandish comments with her Twi...

The Apprentice: The 14 Most Ridiculous Quotes From Episode 1

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

So it's back, in all its belt-and-braces greed-is-good glory, with Lord Sugar failing to crack a smile through the first episode of 'The Apprentice', ...

Don't Watch 'The Apprentice' Without Using Our Bingo Card!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Comedy

'The Apprentice' is back! Back, we tell you! Will Lord Sugar quote someone's CV back at them? Will Karren Brady give a look of despair? Probably. H...

Meet The Brand New 'Apprentice' Candidates

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘The Apprentice’ is back on our screens later this month, and now we’ve finally been introduced to the contestants heading into Lord Sugar’s b...

12 Tory Donors, Pals And Cronies Dave Has Just Made Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

The Tory ranks in the House of Lords are set to grow as David Cameron has handed out a raft of new peerages. Many of the faces will be familiar to ...

Karren Brady Among 12 New Conservative Peers Created By Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

Businesswoman Karren Brady and former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose are among 12 new Conservative working peers appointed by David C...

More Than Just Making the Tea

Karren Brady | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karren Brady

You might be forgiven for thinking that our economy has fully recovered, especially with unemployment back to pre-recession levels, and the UK showing the strongest growth in Europe, surpassing all predictions. The view from many is that we're through the worst. But, the reality is different for many people, especially those who either have just left or are leaving school to compete for the limited number of jobs available.

West Ham Sell Upton Park Ahead Of Olympic Stadium Move

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Sport

West Ham have agreed a deal to sell Upton Park to a developer once the club have completed their move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. The Galliard ...

Luisa Zissman, Aspiring Businesswoman?

Uzma Yakoob | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Uzma Yakoob

We are lucky as women that in this day and age it isn't as hard as it used to be to make a strong stand in business and high posts... With regards to Luisa, some would say that she uses the title of businesswoman to be taken seriously but use still her sexuality to become popular. Is this really the right way to go?

'Lord Sugar Would Have A Mild Stroke If He Saw Luisa On CBB'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Apprentice' star Karren Brady has claimed Lord Alan Sugar would have a “mild stroke” if he saw the show's runner-up Luisa Zissman in 'Celebrity B...

What Could 2014 Mean for Businesses?

Karren Brady | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Karren Brady

With so much uncertainty, perhaps it is less surprising that just under one million young people remain out of employment, education or training. The research shows that the problem is not that young people aren't receptive to careers advice but that they haven't received enough of it. Young people are eager to find out more information on the full range of options open to them - both academic and vocational- as 20% of those polled wanted more information than they were currently getting. Research from the CBI and LifeSkills Youth Barometer reveals that 93% of young people are not getting the careers advice they need.

Which Of Dave's Pals Have Just Got Gongs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Apprentice star Karren Brady and Ian Cheshire, boss of the DIY giant, both advisers to David Cameron, lead the businesspeople who have received honour...

Karren Brady Rebuffs 'Six' Offers To Stand As Tory MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Politics

Karren Brady, one of the stars of the BBC's Apprentice and a Conservative Party supporter, has reportedly turned down six opportunities to become a To...

Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2013

Louise Court | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Court

The sobs happened as we went through the process of finally selecting our real-life award winners. Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women of the Year Awards are the only awards ceremony that recognise a mixture of famous faces and extraordinary women (and a few amazing men) away from the public eye who have made their mark over the last 12 months.

Businesses Can Help Themselves by Helping Young People

Karren Brady | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karren Brady

What we need is relatively simple: businesses to recognise that those under 25 could become a talent pool that will help them grow but they have an active role to play in helping them understand and then develop the skills that are needed. It could start with offering work experience, a traineeship or apprenticeship. What's important is realising this interaction will inspire a young person about what their future could hold and directly influence their success. Especially for the one in six who grow up in families where neither parent is employed.

The Pressure to Succeed

Karren Brady | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karren Brady

Although we all tell ourselves we need to address our work-life balance, have we ever thought about the effect we are having on the next generation? Careers and success will always be an important part of everyone's life, but that doesn't mean success should have to come at so high a price.

Having it All - The Career, The Kids and Your Sanity

Kate Thompson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

The trick is, to not feel the pressure from all sides, but instead to accept that you can have it all as long as you have help. If giving up work to have children is what's important to you, then do it. If you don't want to give up work but do want to give your children enough of your time, then look at working part time or taking some time off before going back to work.

Why Are Winning Women Ending Up in Second Place?

Karren Brady | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karren Brady

If we lose Elizabeth Fry from our five pound note, we are left with the Queen as our only female representative. Are we really unable to find a single historical female figure worthy of being commemorated? Maybe we just can't collectively remember women that have done great deeds. That certainly seems to have been the trouble in sport this month.

Feminists Just Want to Fight

Katie Hopkins | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

Women have so many things exclusively for their own gender: Women's Hour, a Women's Book Prize; the Top 100 Business Women, the Top 100 Powerful Women, Business Woman of the Year, the list goes on and on. I think it is time for the pink corner to recognise part of being British is our ability to poke fun at ourselves. That our differences make us interesting.

Believe In Equality? Then You're A Modern Feminist

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The feminist landscape is an ever-changing one and the connotations of being a feminist continually being redefined. So what is it to be a feminis...

What I Hope for My Daughter's Career

Karren Brady | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karren Brady

I, like every parent, want my children to achieve more than I can imagine for them. It's why we need to ensure we send them into the working world with their eyes open and some experience under their belt.

The Apprentice 2013 Bingo Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Comedy

This season's 'The Apprentice' is well under way - so we think it's about time we brought out the bingo card. Treat yourself to a drink pat on the ...

The Apprentice Fourth Firing: 'I'm Happy To Leave'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fired 'The Apprentice' candidate Uzma Yakoob has revealed she's quite happy to leave the show four episodes in, explaining that progressing further in...

Pouting, Porn-Star Chic Is 'Apprentice' Women's Boardroom Style

Jan Shure | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jan Shure

Do the females competing to be Lord Sugar's business partner in Series 9 of The Apprentice think they are dressing for the boardroom or the bar? (And by "the bar", I mean the kind where they down shots rather than the kind where they would need a wig and gown).