James McCullagh Apprentice 2012 blog – Adam Corbally & Jade Nash can never win – Nick Holzherr or Ricky Martin might just do it!

We are now four episodes into the 2012 episode of The Apprentice and so far, here is who I think is in with a shot of getting Sugar’s cash and who’s not:

Adam Corbally: So far he has shown he’s willing to get stuck in, he’s tried his hand at selling and being at the production side of things. He’s also shrewd in the Boardroom which is one of the most important factors of The Apprentice. I really like Adam- he’s funny and very likeable. But I haven’t seen enough to make me believe he can go all the way. He’ll come close but no cigar.
Verdict: NOT

Jade Nash: Jade did design a penguin in week one but since then has faded into the background slightly. Though she has appeared very strong at points. She has that steel nature that’s needed in The Apprentice but I don’t think she’s going to get Sugar to part with cash.
Verdict: NOT

Nick Holzherr: He was very confident as a leader in week one and was at the forefront of deals on the condiment task. I’m not sure he has made a massive impact on Lord Sugar yet, but I think he is one to watch, especially given he is a ‘technology entrepreneur’ – something close to Sugar’s heart.
Verdict: IN WITH A SHOT

Azhar Siddique: He is yet to make much of an impact on me, I think he is just doing enough to stay in the competition, although he did seem like a confident project manager. You’ve got to make more of an impact to have a chance.
Verdict: NOT

Jenna Whitingham: She negotiated fairly well on the rubbish task but other than that she has been very quiet. She is either the one that no-one expects to be good and then started being brilliant from nowhere, or else she will be fired next week. I reckon she’s going soon.
Verdict: NOT

Ricky Martin: He has consistently performed, and was great at fighting his corner in the boardroom (being a wrestler and all that.) I think this guy has a sense of humour, which is important in The Apprentice and he seems very switched on. Sugar will learn to love or at least like him.
Verdict: IN WITH A SHOT

Duane Bryan: He’s very excitable and extremely enthusiastic. Which is a great thing for this process but he just doesn’t scream winner to me. A lot of people have tipped him to win but I’m going to say…
Verdict: NOT

Gabrielle Omar: Creativity is essential and she has bags of it. She stepped up as PM on week one, designed the products on the rubbish task, sold the most on the rubbish task and has fought her way through a couple of boardrooms. Oh and did I mention she’s the whacky creative one in the series. ( I like to think I was that one on the Young Apprentice.) I’m not sure Sugar will love her but she’s been one of the stand-out performers for me…
Verdict: IN WITH A SHOT

Stephen Brady: This guy is smooth. He hasn’t made any enemies and has stayed out of the boardroom most of the time. He works in sales so I think he will do well in the buying task.
Verdict: IN WITH A SHOT

Tom Gearing: I would have said no until this week but he played an absolute blinder as project manager. He used a high-risk strategy that even Nick Hewer dismissed but it worked. He had a real strategy. Definitely…
Verdict: IN WITH A SHOT

Katie Wright: She reminds me of Harry M so much! She’s good and survived being fired early on. She could surprise me and get to the final but I can’t see her winning.
Verdict: NOT

Laura Hogg: Laura should have been fired instead of Jane. She is undoubtedly a great businesswoman and runs her own bridal shop. But Sugar won’t be her partner any time soon.
Verdict: NOT

This article was written by former Young Apprentice candidate James McCullagh. Catch up with James on Twitter for his latest views and all the latest Apprentice gossip here.

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