Home > Famous Aberdonians >
Andy Jackson The Apprentice 2007 UK Contestant
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.
Follow us on: Instagram
My new novel:
The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
Buy the Paperback.
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
More Aberdeenshire TV Celebrities
If you are Andy Jackson or a relative and have any other information or have a photo of Andy Jackson for this page then please contact me
Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.
The author, Damien Lewis, said of Lynne:
"A powerful account of what one dog means to one man on his road to recovery. Both heart-warming and life-affirming. Bravo Chris and Lynne. Bravo Bravehound."
Buy the paperback
An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
Buy this latest novel by local author C.G. Buswell on Kindle
Advertise Here from just £90.