5 key facts about Lord Sugar's new business partner Joseph Valente

Joesph Valente beat Vana Koutsomitis to become the winner of The Apprentice  and Lord Sugar’s new business partner.

Lord Sugar said of his winner: “Joseph is a great example of what’s possible. He turned his life around and decided he was going to go to work and here he is today, a well-deserved winner of The Apprentice and I look forward to him being my business partner. I hope it [his win] inspires a lot of people to see what is possible in this world.”

After winning Valente said: “Thank you, thank you Lord Sugar, it means the world to me. I’m not going to let you down.”

 

Here are five things you need to know about Lord Sugar’s new business partner:

1.  Valente was expelled from school after which he started working as a plumber. He then set up his own plumbing business in Peterborough.

2. Lord Sugar is set to invest £250,000 in Valente’s business idea, Prime Time Plumbers (now called Impra-Gas).

3. According to Company Check, here’s how much Valente’s Impra-Gas Ltd is worth:

Impra Gas Ltd.

4. Valente started his plumbing business after reading Lord Sugar’s autobiography What You See Is What You Get.

5. Valente is a big advocate of apprenticeships. After winning the show, the 26-year-old told the Press Association: “Apprenticeships are going to be the backbone of this country, and off the back of this journey I’m going to make sure I go out and promote as much as possible how effective apprenticeships are.”

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Ian Middleton

    So his company is virtually worthless.

    But then again I suppose Amstrad was too until they were bailed out by the deal with BSkyB to make set top boxes.

    Just paying it forward perhaps.

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