Apprentice winner Alana's recipe for success: Be a bit cheeky
A self-described adaptable businesswoman, cake company owner Alana Spencer has won series 12 of The Apprentice.
The 24-year-old set up her first business when she was still at school and would go from classroom to classroom selling chocolate.
Seven years later, Welsh-based Alana has won a £250,000 investment from one of Britain's biggest businessmen.
On her early start to business, she told the Press Association: "It's mad. My best mate in school would come round all the classrooms with me and we'd get a little order form and get that made up and get the orders for Christmas.
"And then the second year I did that I got quite a large order for a corporate gift so that took up a lot of time, and then basically it just went from strength-to-strength.
"And I left school to do it. It just organically changed from chocolates to cakes."
Her entrance into the business world at such a young age may have wooed Lord Sugar this year, but it did not in 2009 when Alana unsuccessfully applied to appear on the Junior Apprentice.
"I got so far in the audition process and didn't get any further, didn't get on the show. And then I applied again when I was 24 and made it on. Never lost the dream."
The entrepreneur faced Lord Sugar three times in the firing line but managed to save herself each time.
And the business magnate may find himself struggling to control Alana, who told the BBC when applying for The Apprentice that he might find her "a bit demanding".
She added: "If I know something's a good idea I'm going to push it through. It is much better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. Be a bit cheeky in life."