Andy Jackson The Apprentice 2007 UK Contestant
Biography of Andy Jackson who appeared as a television contestant on the BBC2 TV programme The Apprentice
On the 28 March 2007 the TV programme The Apprentice Series Three started on BBC 2. One of the contestants was Andy Jackson whose last job was in Aberdeen as a car sales manager at the Reg Vardy dealership at Craigshaw Drive in Tullos, Aberdeen. This is now the Evan Halshaw Renault showroom and dealership.
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Andy Jackson was 36 years old when he appeared on the television programme The Apprentice along with 15 other contestants. He hoped to win the show and with it a £100,000 salary and the opportunity to work and learn alongside Sir Alan Sugar, the boss of Amstrad.
Though not a true Aberdonian, Andy Jackson continues a long tradition in The Apprentice of accepting contestants from or working in Aberdeen. In the second series of The Apprentice in 2006 this included Sharon McAllister
and Karen Bremner.
Andy Jackson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England but moved to Scotland. He previously worked in another Reg Vardy car show room in Edinburgh. He now lives in Kirriemuir in Angus with his three children and wife.
Andy Jackson has a Diploma in Retail Management. His hobbies all relate to making more money - online poker and buying and selling on the internet auction website eBay. As a child he learnt the art of selling and would sell firewood around the council estate aged just 5 years. He then went on to buy Commando comic books and sell them for more money and so a natural seller developed.
In the first episode of series 3 of The Apprentice the team leader for the boys team was to be either Adam or Andy. Andy tried to persuade Adam Hosker to be the team leader whilst he would be his supportive right hand man. He agreed but the other men voted for Andy.
Sir Alan surprised the team by switching team leaders. So rather than leading the boys Andy Jackson moved onto the girls team who called themselves Stealth. The mens team was called Eclipse.
Their task was to sell coffee from a stall on the Isle of Dogs, Chapel Market.
Sadly Andy's team lost to the men's team and had to choose two of the women from his team to be fired. Andy brought back Dr Sophie Kain and Gerri Blackwood back into he boardroom
Unfortunately Andy was fired by Sir Alan. Andy Jackson was the first person to be fired in The Apprentice 2007.
Watch the audition video of each The Apprentice Series Three contestants, including that of Andy Jackson, at the official The Apprentice website at www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice
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