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Claude Littner's Biography

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Who is Claude Littner of The Apprentice?

Claude Littner's mother was American and his father from Europe. He studied at the French Lycée in London, Barnet College,and then at the University of West London, where he took accountancy and business.

In 2014, the University of West London business school would be renamed The Claude Littner Business School.

His first job was with Unilever.

Eventually Claude Littner became part of Alan Sugar's team, both at Tottenham Hotspur PLC, where he was Chief Executive from 1993 to 1998 and Amstrad PLC, including being Chairman and Chief Executive of Amstrad International in the early 1990s.

He bought and turned around the five-a-side football company called Powerleague and then floated it on AIM.

When Alan Sugar entered the House of Lords, Claude Littner took over the reins of his companies.

Claude Littner suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but recovered.

In 2015, he replaced Nick Hewer as one of Lord Sugar’s advisers on The Apprentice.

He had previously been seen each year in The Apprentice as a regular at the interview stage of the series.

In 2016, Claude Littner wrote an autobiography Single-Minded.

In July 2021, the BBC reported: "Claude Littner will be absent from the next series of The Apprentice while he recovers from a cycling accident. He injured his right leg so badly doctors considered amputating it."

Claude Littner is married to Thelma and they have two sons.

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