BT Tradespace Poll Reveals Sir Alan Sugar Voted Most Inspiring
Business Figure In The Country
on: June 30, 2009, 4:45 am
Author: BT Tradespace
Tradespace, the business social networking website, has revealed
that Sir Alan Sugar has been voted the most inspiring business
figure in the country, according to a recent poll conducted with
BT Tradespace users.
62-year-old founder of Amstrad and star of The Apprentice scored
34 per cent in the vote, well clear of Naked Chef Jamie Oliver,
who came in second with 25 per cent.
Croxford, general manager of BT
Tradespace, said: "People admire how Sir Alan rose from
a humble background and relate to the no-nonsense style he shows
during his TV appearances.
speaks in a language the public can understand and is very focused
on what the consumer wants.
is a good illustration of how business people have crossed into
mainstream popular culture and The Apprentice has definitely helped
raise his profile and popularity."
of the 350,000-member BT Tradespace site also voted Victoria Beckham
into joint third with lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox (both
11 per cent), pipping Marks and Spencer executive chairman Sir
result is further evidence of how the former Posh Spice has transformed
herself from a pop singer into a global entrepreneur with fashion,
cosmetic and women’s accessory lines.
Croxford, general manager of BT Tradespace, said: "Victoria
Beckham has proved to be a very shrewd businesswoman with a keen
sense of what consumers want.
has skillfully combined her celebrity status with a drive and
determination which has helped to take the Beckham brand in completely
added: "The survey choices show how the celebrity and business
worlds sometimes overlap.
business figures are becoming household names and showbiz personalities
are increasingly pursuing business ventures to exploit their star
status and enhance their income.
Alan Sugar epitomises this trend and is a good illustration of
how businesspeople have crossed into mainstream popular culture."
stars featured in the poll include Kate Moss, Myleene Klass and
Gary Barlow, each of whom received 3 per cent of the vote.
Note to editors:
BT Tradespace.com is a 350,000-member social
networking for businesses online community which enables businesses
to set-up their own free
website to sell products and services and connect with other
people effectively - both building business and customer relationships.
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