But just six years later with six offices worldwide, Jackie sold Slingshot for unspecified “millions” – including Richard Branson and Red Bull among many of her happy clients.
She then wrote ‘best-selling’ book Pinpoint about sponsorship selling – you can buy it for £13.99 from Amazon right now (other book shops are available).
Jackie is now working on selling her ice wine from her brand Rebel Pi, and credits her success to her positive attitude.
What can we expect from Jackie?
You’d think with her millions she’s amassed through her various ventures, Jackie Fast wouldn’t need Lord Sugar’s measly £250,000 investment.
But it turns out Jackie is actually just “incredibly tight” – her words, not ours.
Speaking in her audition tape for the show, she explains, “I am incredibly tight. I will only eat dinners where there are vouchers included. I reuse Ziploc bags. I reuse the saline in my contact solution, which is also really bad for you.” Fair enough, we all love a Groupon deal (other online deal marketplaces are available.)
But as well as an incredibly unhygienic way of storing your contact lenses, Jackie will also bring plenty of attitude to The Apprentice – she admits she can be very opinionated and isn’t good at taking criticism, but hopes her commercial mind will see her through the process.