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Harrogate businesswoman reaches final of BBC's The Apprentice

Rachel Woolford is a finalist on BBC's The Apprentice. (Image: BBC)

A Harrogate businesswoman has reached the final of hit BBC show The Apprentice.

Rachel Woolford, who owns North Studio on Cold Bath Road, is one of just two finalists that will battle it out to win a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar.

Alongside hopeful Phil Turner, Rachel survived the dreaded ‘interviews’ stage of the process in a nail-biting semi-final last night.

The final five met some of Lord Sugar’s most trusted advisors and had their business plans interrogated, CV’s picked apart and any lies exposed.

And it was semi-finalists Tre Lowe, Flo Edwards and Dr Paul Midha who fell at the final hurdle.

Rachel Woolford will contest The Apprentice final next Thursday.

Rachel will compete with Phil in next week’s final, which will air on Thursday (18th April) on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Rachel said:

“I can't quite believe that I've made it to this point. This has been such a competitive series with incredible candidates that I'm in absolute awe of. 

“To make it to the final is a dream and I'm just so excited now to showcase my business that I've poured my heart and soul into.”

Rachel launched North Studio during lockdown and now has two studios - one in her hometown of Leeds and another in Harrogate.

She has been contesting the 18th series of The Apprentice, which launched on 1st February, as one of 18 contestants.

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