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The Business Show

Linda Plant

Linda Plant

CEO/ Apprentice Interviewer, The Apprentice

I built my career from humble beginnings to become one of Britain’s most recognisable businesswomen. I feel after my long and diverse journey I am able to offer guidance and experience to empower others to start their own business.

After leaving school at 15, I progressed from selling fashion on a market stall to launching an international knitwear brand, Honeysuckle, in the process becoming one of the first women to take a business from a market stall to a floating on the London Stock Market. As a pioneering female business leader and a
mother, I have worked in a series of challenging executive roles, building and running Companies. My journey has been very
varied from property development, interior design, fashion and electronics.

I am also known as one of the interviewers on BBC1’, s “The Apprentice”, providing advice to Lord Sugar on the final 5 . My
passion for business and entrepreneurship has never waned. I am lucky enough to have been recognized with several
business awards and now enjoy my time sharing my experiences and knowledge to inspire others.