Jade from The Apprentice reveals caravan park childhood
Jade Nash claims that growing up on a caravan park taught her business sense
Friday, 01, Jun 2012 09:21
by Tom Lowenstein
Apprentice star Jade Nash has revealed that her childhood spent growing up on a caravan site is what made her the success that she is today.
The 29-year-old business development manager made it through to the final round of the show after Lord Sugar told market trader Adam Corbally "you're fired" on this week's show (Wednesday 30th).
But this is great news for Jade, who will now get the chance to pitch her business idea to the Amstrad founder in the hope of securing a £250,000 investment.
However, the straight-talking star revealed in a recent behind-the-scenes documentary that she would not be where she was without her childhood experience working a Wiltshire caravan park owned by her father.
Jade told the BBC that from a very young age she would do whatever jobs needed doing, from working in the site's shop taking money from customers, to cleaning out the toilet blocks.
"It all added to the experience and meant that I was so outgoing and had to be confident talking to anyone that I met," she said.
Leaving the site as an 18-year-old, Jade went on to work as an 18-30 club rep before taking up her current role in direct marketing - but now she may just be on the verge of something much bigger.
To find out if Jade wins, be sure to tune in for the final of The Apprentice 2012 this Sunday (June 3rd) at 8:30pm on BBC One.