Former Apprentice winner Tim Campbell has been appointed to the GLA in a role that will see him working alongside Boris Johnson to provide more training opportunities, and apprenticeships to Londoners.
Campbell, who was the winner of the first season of ‘The Apprentice’, will be taking up a voluntary role as the Mayor’s Ambassador for Training and Enterprise.
The role will pit Campbell’s expertise in business-which saw him emerge as victor on Sir Alan Sugar’s popular show-alongside the Mayor’s overall strategy in creating apprenticeships and business opportunities in London.
Mayor Boris Johnson commenting on the move said:
“London’s future prosperity depends on the quality and skills of its workforce and it is essential at this time that we step up a gear in our drive to create more training opportunities across the city. Tim is incredibly suited to this important challenge, bringing extensive business experience and investment in London’s aspiring entrepreneurs. His understanding of London and its businesses, plus his unwavering enthusiasm, will inspire and motivate others to ingrain training initiatives into the heart of their business planning and make the most of the talent we have in London.”
Mr Campbell, founder and CEO of Bright Ideas Trust speaking about the initiative commented:
“London is a great city of opportunity brimming with ideas and talent that we continually harness. There is also a huge, untapped talent pool hidden within businesses and individuals across our capital. The key to unlocking it is the development of real in-work training initiatives that allow people to realise their potential and businesses to develop those home-grown skills to the benefit of the company.”