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Rotherham teen wins BBC's Young Apprentice

posted 3 Jan 2013, 07:18 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 3 Jan 2013, 07:19 ]
Rotherham girl Ashleigh Porter-Exley (17), has been crowned the winner of this year's BBC's Young Apprentice.

Described by Lord Sugar as a "real old fashion grafter" Ashleigh saw 11 fellow candidates fired in the boardroom over the course of the series and picked up the £25,000 first prize. 

The Wath entrepreneur currently has two jobs and has been working as an apprentice with letting agents Martin & Co Rotherham since May. She is also currently studying at college for her NVQ Level 2 in Business and Admin as well as taking an evening accountancy course.

She said that she wants a few days off after winning but will back at work, but didn't want to give too much away about what she may do with the prize money.

In the final episode, Ashleigh, again took on the role of project manager in a task to create a new brand of sportswear with global potential. Her team won the task convincingly.

Ashleigh Porter-Exley, winner of BBC Young Apprentice 2012, said: "I'm ecstatic. It's not really sunk in yet, so I think I need to sleep on it for a few days.