Young Apprentice 2012: Meet Ashleigh Porter-Exley

"My life would be nothing without business; it's what I was born to do and be"

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Name: Ashleigh Porter-Exley


Age: 17

Lives: South Yorkshire

Education: Currently studying for NVQ Level 2 in Business and Admin and taking evening Accountancy course

About: Having been working for a living since she was 13, Ashleigh currently holds down two jobs and attends evening classes in accountancy in addition to her college studies.

A music fan, she enjoys going dancing and attending concerts in her spare time, and cites Vivienne Westwood as her business role-model. Her aim for appearing on Young Apprentice is to prove to youngsters that if they follow their dreams, they can achieve anything.


Ashleigh says: “I’m really hard working, and I’m going to get to where I want to be no matter how hard I’ve got to try.”