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Simon Ambrose's Biography

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Simon Ambrose, who was 27 when he entered The Apprentice, won series 3.

Simon Ambrose, who comes from Clapham and has an MA in Economics from Cambridge, used to be an investment banker, but was made redundant.

Nevertheless, along with Kristina Grimes he made it into it into the final of The Apprentice series 3 and against many people's expectations Simon won.

The plan for Simon Ambrose after winning The Apprentice was to train as a chartered surveyor whilst working on a hotel and golfing development near Stansted Airport.

By the time of The Apprentice series 4, Simon Ambrose was still working for Amsprop, the real estate division of Sir Alan Sugar's companies. Together with Kirsty Argent, Simon Ambrose was assisting the Estates Management Team.

By the time of The Apprentice in 2009, Simon Ambrose was still at AMSPROP, and was working towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Before going on The Apprentice, Simon Ambrose, whose father is a multi-millionaire diamond dealer and member of the London Diamond Bourse, had developed a number of internet based business ideas, including selling sound and lighting equipment.

On the eve of his running the London Marathon in 2008, The Independent interviewed Simon Ambrose about his background, including his father's business.

Simon can speak six languages and performed with the Cambridge Footlights.

After winning The Apprentice, Simon revealed to The Sun:

"I've had an on-off relationship with a girl who lives in Russia for the past three years. She's a singer but I don't want to name her."

Simon Ambrose's interests include yachting, karate and kite boarding.

On the verge of The Apprentice final, Simon Ambrose had told the BBC:

"I'm at an age now where if Sir Alan takes me on, he can make a fundamental difference to my life. In all possibility, he could make me a millionaire in five or 10 years time if I get involved in some big deals with him."

Simon Ambrose left Lord Sugar's fold in 2010.

He went on to run a Hoxton Basement events business.


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