Lord Sugar

Sugar relieved after Sun terror tale proves false

By Marcus Dysch, September 18, 2009

A front page story in the Sun which named Lord Sugar and other prominent British Jews as potential targets for Islamic extremists was fabricated by the article’s main source, it has been revealed.

Headlined “Terror target Sugar: Alan on Gaza ‘revenge’ list”, the piece claimed the Apprentice star and others including Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Lord Levy, Amy Winehouse and record producer Mark Ronson were on a list being drawn up of “Britons supporting Israel”.

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You’re furred: Alan Sugar becomes a Lord

By Candice Krieger, July 23, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar took his seat in the House of Lords this week, as Lord Sugar of Clapton in the Borough of Hackney.

He was named as a member of the Upper House by Prime Minister Gordon Brown last month, and will now operate as an “enterprise czar” for the government.

Why Clapton? Lord Sugar, 62, said: “I struck my first business deals on the streets of Clapton as a 12-year-old boy by collecting lemonade bottles for the one penny deposits, and sitting on the main road asking for a penny for the guy.

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Baron Sugar of Clapton

By Candice Krieger, July 20, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar took his seat in the House of Lords this afternoon, becoming Lord Sugar of Clapton in the borough of Hackney.

Lord Sugar told the JC: “I struck my first business deals on the streets of Clapton as a 12 year-old boy by collecting lemonade bottles for the 1 pence deposits and sitting on the main road asking for a penny for the guy, so it meant a lot to me to walk into the House of Lords today and collect the title Lord Sugar of Clapton. It was a wonderful day being surrounded by my family and I am only sorry that my mum and dad aren’t around to have witnessed it.

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Sugar faces bully charge

July 2, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar is being taken to an employment tribunal for alleged sex discrimination and bullying.

The woman complaining is Hanna Sebright, managing director of Amscreen Healthcare, one of the businessman’s leading companies.

She has made allegations about the conduct of the government’s so-called “enterprise tsar”; his eldest son, Simon; and Lee McQueen, last year’s winner of Sir Alan’s BBC programme The Apprentice.

She is seeking £140,000 in damages in a claim for constructive unfair dismissal.

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Hunt angry at Sugar's Apprentice role

June 19, 2009

Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has made a formal complaint to the BBC over its decision to allow Sir Alan Sugar to continue to present The Apprentice despite being a government adviser.

He had earlier said that the businessman could not combine his roles of BBC presenter and government adviser and questioned “the strength of the BBC’s rules on political impartiality”.

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Very small spoonful of Sugar

By Simon Round, May 7, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar might well admire Charlie Burden for Sir Alan Sugar: The Biography, (John Blake, £17.99) in the sense that Burden has thrown together a product and could well turn a nice little profit on it.

But then Sir Alan has always prided himself on the quality of his product, which is absent here. As indeed is Sir Alan himself — Burden has not interviewed the grizzled panjandrum of The Apprentice, nor does he seem to have spoken to anyone close to Sugar.

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Sir Alan lands a £30m government contract

By Candice Krieger, May 7, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar’s IT company, Viglen, has beaten a string of overseas firms to secure a contract worth £30 million to supply equipment to government bodies.

Having been selected by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC), Viglen will supply a range of computer equipment to the public sector. It will provide around 70,000 computers to more than 45 central and local government councils, including a number of NHS and local education authorities, over the next two years.

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Sir Alan: some jews are miserable (but not me)

By Simon Round, April 2, 2009

In a recent interview in The Guardian, Sir Alan Sugar commented on the fact that while he had been left out of the JC’s Power 100 of this country’s most influential Jews, the JC had attempted to make amends by declaring him The Most Entertaining Jew on TV. Sir Alan said (rather miserably, we thought): “Well, it’s not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.”

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Apprentice drop-out says: I ran for my wife

By Jan Shure, March 26, 2009

The contestant who dropped out of The Apprentice because he could not face being apart from his wife and young children for up to three months has said the decision to leave was the hardest one he has ever made.

Adam Freeman, 31, who lives in Chigwell, Essex, with his wife Joanna and their daughters, Sienna and Peyton, was due to be one of 16 candidates in the current series of the hit BBC1 reality TV show which began on Wednesday.

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SIr Alan hires Premier Inn

By Candice Krieger, January 29, 2009

Sir Alan Sugar’s former Amstrad offices in Brentwood are to become a hotel. Sir Alan is relocating his offices to Loughton and a 25-year lease at an undisclosed rent has been agreed with Premier Inn and Sir Alan’s property company Amsprop, to redevelop the space into a 120-room hotel.

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