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Helene Speight's Biography

 
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Helene Speight was a 32-year-old global pricing leader at General Electric, living in Wakefield when she entered The Apprentice series 4.

Helene Speight was involved with growing profits and market share in a variety of industries at General Electric.

She left school with 9 GCSEs.

Before moving to General Electric in 2000, Helene Speight's roles had included being an administration assistant in insurance, a recruitment consultant, a performance analyst in telesales, and various I.T. roles.

Helene Speight won two global Best Practice awards in her first year of IT management.

Helene, who is roughly 6 foot tall, enjoys playing football.

Helene Speight's father was a policeman. At one stage her mother was an alcoholic and Helene herself got drunk and took drugs as a youngster, but her mother was clean for several years before she passed away.

In getting to the final of The Apprentice, Helene Speight passed the interview stage when there were just five candidates left, in which she was asked why the process was difficult and replied:

"I'm just not used to being surrounded by 15 gob-shites."

In the final the eventual winner Lee McQueen and runner-up Claire Young consigned Helene Speight and Alex Wotherspoon to joint third and fourth places.

In January 2011, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Helene Speight was involved in various business opportunities and was an Ambassador for the Prince's Trust.



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