HUDDERSFIELD has two candidates to cheer on in this year’s series of The Apprentice.
Last week, the Examiner revealed that contestant Leon Doyle is a former University of Huddersfield student.
And now it has emerged that another of the hopefuls on the hit TV show studied in the town.
Glenn Ward, 28, did a course in electronic engineering and computer systems at the University of Huddersfield.
He graduated with a first-class degree in 2005.
Glenn has been on the losing team in both of the episodes of The Apprentice aired to date.
Two weeks ago he clashed with project manager Edward Hunter while his team tried to squeeze hundreds of oranges to make juice for sale to London commuters.
Last week Glenn came up with the idea of Slang-A-Tang, a mobile phone application mocking regional accents.
The concept didn’t catch on with the international market, meaning the boys slumped to defeat to the girls team.
Project manager Leon didn’t show any favouritism to his fellow Huddersfield old boy when he chose Glenn to come back in the boardroom with him.
However, Lord Alan Sugar spared both of them, firing Alex Britez Cabral instead.
The decision means Glenn and Leon are both still in the running to win £250,000 to invest in a new business.
Leon, 26, studied transport and logistics at the University of Huddersfield.
He came up with the idea for his Master Menu business two years ago while living in student digs in the town.
Leon was helped by the university’s Business Mine – a free, on-campus service offering advice to students or recent graduates aiming to start their own enterprise.
His company was nominated in the New Business of the Year category in the 2009 Examiner Business Awards.
A university spokesman said last night: “The university actively encourages enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit among its students and has done for many years.
“Help, advice and even funding is offered to current students and recent graduates who are keen to start-up their own businesses. Many take these opportunities and make a success of their chosen enterprise.
“Therefore, it comes as no real surprise that two of our graduates are appearing on the current series of The Apprentice. We wish them well.”
The third episode of The Apprentice, featuring the 14 remaining hopefuls buying items for London’s Savoy Hotel, can be seen on
BBC1 at 9pm tomorrow.