Michelle Niziol | IMS Property Group, Founder
I qualified as a mortgage broker in 2005 and founded my own business, IMS Independent Mortgage Solutions in 2008. A few years later, I gained Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management and level 3 technical award in the sale of residential property, I then opened up the estate agency and lettings business due to the high demand from our existing client base to provide them with a comprehensive and complete service for all of their property needs.
I am a feature article writer for consumer publication ‘What Mortgage’ and regular commentator for the Oxford Mail, Oxford Times, The Telegraph and lots of other industry magazines.
BBC One | The Apprentice
After wanting to appear on the show for a number of years, I was lucky enough to be selected as a candidate for Series 12 of The Apprentice in 2016.
It was a truly amazing and enlightening experience. It was a lot tougher than even I was expecting, but I learned so much from Lord Sugar and the rest of the candidates that I have taken with me and can put to use in my day job.
I would recommend anyone thinking about applying to just do it. You don’t get many opportunities like it and it has opened a lot of doors for me, despite not being the winner.