One of the UK’s most prominent female business figures will be speaking at a Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce event in March.
Margaret Mountford, best known as one of Lord Sugar’s advisers in the hit TV show ‘The Apprentice’ will be speaking at the Royal Court in Coventry on March 6 as part of the Chamber’s Business is Good For Women events programme.
The event is just a few days before International Women’s Day and will take place from noon until 2.30pm.
Angela Tellyn, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said the event was expected to prove popular.
She said: “Margaret Mountford is a well known figure because of her time on The Apprentice but she also has wonderful business experience away from the glare of the cameras.
“Our Business is Good for Women events have been extremely well-attended over the past couple of years and we are anticipating very strong interest in this one too because we have such a great guest speaker.
“We are very much looking forward to hearing from Margaret and learning about her experiences in business and on TV.”
Margaret was educated at the voluntary grammar school, Strathearn School in Belfast, then at Girton College, Cambridge.
She returned to education later in life and completed her PhD in 2012 at University College London.
Margaret spent a number of years as a lawyer with Herbert Smith, before taking on roles as non-executive director at Amstrad and Georgica.
She is chair of Argent Group Europe, a privately-owned company in the food sector. Margaret is also chair of The St Marylebone CE School, an inner-London Church of England Comprehensive School, and the Bright Ideas Trust. BIT was set up by the first Apprentice winner, Tim Campbell, and helps young people start their own businesses.
In April 2012, Margaret completed her PhD in Papyrology at University College London with her thesis entitled Documentary papyri from Roman And Byzantine Oxyrhynchus.
From 2005 to 2009, Margaret was one of Lord Sugar’s advisers, alongside Nick Hewer, in the UK version of The Apprentice television show, a role with which she achieved increasing public popularity.