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Portsmouth's Ricky Martin is the most successful Apprentice Winner

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Series 8 winner Ricky Martin’s company has £2.26 million in net assets - the highest of any winning contestant’s business to date.

New data has revealed that Ricky Martin is the most successful winner of The Apprentice, with his business, Hyper Recruitment Solutions, boasting net assets of £2.26 million.  

The research, conducted by UK financial services provider CMC Markets used the latest financial reports from Endole to discover the latest report of net assets in each of The Apprentice winners’ businesses, to determine which of them are the most successful.

Ricky Martin, who won the eighth series of the show in 2012, received a £250,000 investment in his recruitment company Hyper Recruitment Solutions from Lord Sugar. The company now has net assets of £2.26 million, making him the most successful winner. 

Series 7 winner Tom Pellereau is in second place, with his beauty business Stylideas boasting net assets of £1.37 million. Series 7 was the first to offer a £250,000 investment as the grand prize, with the previous six winners all being granted a job with Lord Sugar instead.  In third place is series 9 winner Dr Leah Totton, whose chain of cosmetic procedure clinics exhibit net assets of £664,490. 

A spokesperson for CMC Markets commented on the research: “As a new series of The Apprentice gets underway, it is interesting to look back at past winners and their businesses to see how Lord Sugar’s investment made a difference. Not only can the investment from Lord Sugar be transformative for many contestants’ business but the brand recognition from being featured on the show can also greatly increase the winner’s chances of successfully running their business, even many years after appearing on the series.” 

The Most Successful winners of The Apprentice 


Series won 

Company name 

Net assets  

Ricky Martin 

Hyper Recruitment Solutions 


Tom Pellereau 



Dr Leah Totton 

Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinics 


Alana Spencer


Ridiculously Rich by Alana


Mark Wright 


Climb Online 


Carina Lepore 


Dough Artisan Bakehouse 


Sarah Lynn 


Sweets In The City 


Sian Gabbidon 


Sian Marie Fashion


James White 


Right Time Recruitment 


Harpreet Kaur


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