The Apprentice 2022 final is finally upon us.
From 16 contestants we're down to just two - dessert parlour owner Harpreet Kaur and pyjama line owner Kathryn Louise Burn.
In tonight’s final (24th March), the final two contestants will go head-to-head to secure Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment as they deliver their visions to the business mogul and his panel of industry experts.
The Apprentice 2022 candidates: Cast members for season 16
Job: Owner of a dessert parlour
From: West Yorkshire
Fearless and funny, Harpreet Kaur describes herself as a "born leader". She plans to “level up” her successful, six-figure coffee and cakes business to become a leading brand in the UK.
- Read More: Meet Harpreet Kaur
Kathryn Louise Burn
Job: Owner of an online pyjama store
After working a range of jobs, from a mortgage advisor to events manager, Kathryn Louise Burn now has ambitious plans for her online pyjama business and is confident that they will one day be “worn by everyone".
- Read More: Meet Kathryn Louise Burn
Brittany Carter - Fired in week 11
Job: Hotel Front of House manager
Describing herself as kind, sociable, and enthusiastic - people person Brittany Carter is looking for Lord Sugar’s help launching her business idea for the first alcoholic protein drink.
She says: "My motto for life is ‘always look on the bright side, and be grateful for everything.’"
- Read More: Meet Brittany Carter
Stephanie Affleck - Fired in Week 11
Job: Owner of an online children’s store
Confident, decisive and brutally honest, Stephanie Affleck is looking for funding and support to develop her designer childrenswear store.
- Read More: Meet Stephanie Affleck
Aaron Willis - Fired in Week 10
Job: Flight Operations Instructor
From: Chorley, Lancashire
Having served in the RAF for 12 years as a Flight Operations Instructor, Aaron Willis has now set out to start his own security business.
"My strongest point is that I can sell to anybody, and I think that’s the reason why my business will be a success - because people will buy from me," he says.
- Read More: Meet Aaron Willis
Akeem Bundu-Kamara - Fired in Week 10
Job: Strategy Manager for a financial firm
A self-confessed numbers guy, Akeem Bunda-Kamara will be bringing his "calculated point of view" to the boardroom.
He says he's ready to provide the facts and has the "ambition, the drive and the experience working with strategy" to stand him out from the crowd.
- Read More: Meet Akeem Bunda-Kamara
Akshay Thakrar - Fired in Week 9
Job: Owner of a digital marketing agency
Akshay Thakrar believes sleeping is a "waste of time", and that he was put on this earth to do one thing, and one thing only - make money! He also speaks seven languages, so can communicate with "everyone."
- Read More: Meet Akshay Thakar
Alex Short - Fired in Week 4
Job: Owner of a commercial cleaning company
Despite leaving school after the first year of sixth form, and encountering a few hurdles along the way, Alex Short is now on the way to tripling his turnover at his cleaning company, which he sees as the "most impressive" thing he’s done in business, so far.
- Read More: Meet Alex Short
Amy Anzel - Fired in Week 6
Job: Owner of a beauty brand
Amy Anzel started her beauty business a little later in life, but has now found what she loves doing. That doesn't make her an easy boss, though. "I can be nice when I need to be, but when I unfortunately have to be a bitch, I will," she says.
- Read More: Meet Amy Anzel
Conor Gilsenan - Fired in Week 2
Job: Sales Executive
Hard working and “hyper-motivated by money”, former professional rugby player Conor Gilsenan describes himself as a “corporate panther” with a record for getting deals done. And he's hoping to secure a new record of his own, as he thinks he'll win the series.
- Read More: Meet Conor Gilsenan
Francesca Kennedy Wallbank - Fired in Week 5
Job: Owner of a sustainability company
Coming from a line of successful entrepreneurs, eco-conscious mathematics graduate Francesca Kennedy Wallbank is confident that she can win, stating: “I’ve never lost anything, I always win.”
- Read More: Meet Francesca Kennedy Wallbank
Harry Mahmood - Fired in Week 1
Job: Regional Operations Manager
From: West Midlands
Inspired by the kindness of his grandparents, Harry Mahmood wants to help and support people.
He describes himself as the "Asian version of Lord Sugar”, and hopes they can work together to develop his bath bomb business, becoming the "bad boys of the bath bomb world".
Navid Sole - Fired in Week 3
Qualified pharmacist and Nicki Minaj superfan, Navid Sole aspires to create a successful pharmacy business with the help and expertise of Lord Sugar.
"Nothing intimidates me because I just feel like I’m a strong character, strong person, [with a] strong mindset," he says.
- Read More: Meet Navid Sole
Nick Showering - Fired in Week 8
Job: Finance manager
Qualified accountant Nick Showering hopes to make a name for himself in the drinks industry with his line of flavoured water, after working in the "shadow" of his family's business.
- Read More: Meet Nick Showering
Sophie Wilding - Fired in Week 7
Job: Owner of a boutique cocktail bar
Saleswoman-turned-businesswoman, Sophie Wilding describes herself as magical and enchanting, and has big renovation plans for her boutique cocktail bar.
- Read More: Meet Sophie Wilding
Shama Amin - Withdrew in Week 3
Job: Owner of a children’s day nursery
- Read More: Meet Shama Amin