University of Hull graduate set to battle it out in Apprentice semi-final

A University of Hull graduate is one of the semi-finalists on The Apprentice tonight – as the final five entrepreneurs are put to the test in the notorious interview stage in the penultimate episode.

Megan Hornby, who studied Criminology and now runs her own business on Newland Avenue, joins the all-female semi-final after weeks of intense competition.

Megan said: “I never thought I would get this far, I was happy to just get through week one, let alone get through to the final five. It’s the dream and what we all set out for, so to actually achieve it is a real honour and I’m very proud of myself.

If you look at the final five, every single one of us threw ourselves into every single task. We all put one-hundred and ten percent into every single task that we took part in, even if it was outside of our comfort zones. We tried to offer as much as we could every week and that’s the difference you can see, we gave it everything we could.”

Megan says that she always knew that she would end up running her own business one day: “I’ve known that from a young age, I always thought it would be a restaurant because that’s what I’ve always done.”

Her message to anyone thinking of setting up their own business is: “Never underestimate yourself, because everyone starts somewhere and if you put your mind to it, work hard enough and believe in yourself then any woman can set out to achieve what they want to achieve. You just need to work hard enough to get there.”

We wish Megan the best of luck for the semi-final tonight – we think she’ll ace it.

The Apprentice semi-final airs tonight on Thursday, March 16 at 9pm on BBC One.

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