Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Worker's Taste for TV Stardom; Greggs Employee Hopes to Be Lord Sugar's Apprentice

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Worker's Taste for TV Stardom; Greggs Employee Hopes to Be Lord Sugar's Apprentice

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Byline: RACHEL CONNER

A NORTH EAST business woman will be among the contestants battling it out to win this year's Apprentice TV show.

Gregg's executive assistant Helen Louise Milligan, 30, from Northumberland, is one of 16 contenders taking part in the seventh series of the hit show.

This year's programme will have a new goal as contestants will not be trying to get a job, but will be competing to win an investment worth pounds 250,000 for a joint venture with Lord Alan Sugar himself.

Helen, who is originally from Stockport, has been working for Greggs since 2008 and is self-confessed workaholic.

She said: "I see my job as my complete life. I work 24/7. There isn't a cut-off."

Helen, a law graduate from De Montfort university, in Leicester, started her career as a waitress before working her way up to executive assistant to the CEO of Greggs.

She describes herself as "calm, loyal and tenacious" and is hoping these qualities will give her an edge in the notoriously tough competition. …

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