Mark Wright wins The Apprentice
Mark Wright has won the 2014 edition of 'The Apprentice', beating Bianca Miller in the final
Mark Wright has won 'The Apprentice'.
The 25-year-old Australian is to receive a £250,000 investment in his digital marketing agency after Lord Sugar decided he was the show's outstanding candidate, ahead of fellow finalist Bianca Miller, who was gracious in defeat.
Mark described London as the perfect place to explore his business ambitions, saying: "London particularly is a land of opportunity for young people to start businesses. You can start a business here from your kitchen bench and turn over a million quid - what other place in the world can you do that?
"In Australia the population's not big enough and the dollar's not strong enough."
Mark also revealed that his rivalry with fellow contestant Daniel Lassman spurred him on to success.
He said: "That's why you see a lot of businesses excel when they get a competitor with a good product who pushes them in competition.
"Daniel comes from a footballing sales background and so do I. You put two of those people in a competition and it becomes a nightmare for anyone else around it. In the tasks, we hated each other, but in the house we got on fine."
Meanwhile, Bianca, 25, said: "If you lose to someone who isn't very good, it's upsetting, but Mark is very credible.
"I was happy to go up against him and if I was going to lose, to lose to him was the best I could hope for, really."