Apprentice winner English to manage Viglen managed services


Apprentice winner English to manage Viglen managed services

Microscope contributor

The Apprentice winner Stella English is joining Lord Sugar's UK system builder and integration business Viglen to head up its managed services projects.

The latest series of the flagship BBC show ended last night with English being hired by his Lordship, though she and runner-up Chris Bates have worked for Viglen for the past five months as is usual as the process reaches the final stages.

"Stella will manage projects for us as we get more and more contracts for the deployment of managed services," chief executive Bordan Tkachuk told MicroScope.

"To be fair she is a worthy winner; good background, methodical with numbers and strong attention to detail," he said.

Tkachuk, who famously unearthed some discrepancies in former winner Lee McQueen's CV also smelt a rat with this year's stand out candidate Stuart Baggs, who oversold the credentials of his Isle of Man-based networking business.

Viglen is one of the last remaining UK national PC players of any size and survived by carving a niche in the public sector. It posted a 9.2% rise in sales to £53.3m in the fiscal year to 30 September 2009 as profits fell 65% to £748,139.

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