Probably best known as Lord Sugar’s former advisor on The Apprentice, presenter Nick Hewer, is also an accomplished speaker and event host.
Presenter, Nick Hewer, is renowned as Lord Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice. He is well known for both his dry sense of humour and a lifetime’s business experience.
Nick Hewer’s PR firm was selected to represent Amstrad in the eighties and soon became responsible for the media handling of all Alan Sugar’s business and charitable activities. For over 20 years, Nick played an integral part in Amstrad’s management structure. He also built up a long and impressive client list, including the Secretariat of HH the Aga Khan and the wife of the ruler of Dubai, the late Sheikh Maktoum.
After selling the business, Nick retired early to his house in south west France; but having become firm friends with Alan, he was called back to help negotiate with the producers of The Apprentice. The tables were turned when Lord Sugar persuaded Nick to take an onscreen role and promised to negotiate his fees. “I fought hard against it”, he says, “but he cajoled me – in a muscular sort of way.” Nick and his original opposite number Margaret Mountford became surprising stars of the hit reality show. He went on to lend a calm authority as the host of Channel 4’s Countdown up to 2021.
A consummate awards host, Nick is also an erudite business speaker and entertaining after dinner speaker. He brings his sardonic style along with a whistle-stop look at his varied and often surprising career in business and broadcasting. Feedback includes:
“Nick was a real hit with our attendees … [He] was amazing and had time for everyone.” Essex Chamber Festival of Business 2023