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Saturday 25 October 2014

Droghedas Kristina going for gold in BBCs The Apprentice series

Published 04/04/2007 | 00:11

Kristina Grimes, originally from Julianstown, who is a finalist in BBC’s The Apprentice.

ONE of the 16 contestants battling for a six figure job with businessman Sir Alan Sugar on the hit BBC2 show The Apprentice is from Drogheda.Kristina Grimes, a pharmaceutical Regional Sales Manager, spent her formative years in Julianstown before moving to England a number of years ago.Originally from Co Wicklow, Kristina moved to the Meath village when she was a child and a

By Fiona Magennis

ONE of the 16 contestants battling for a six figure job with businessman Sir Alan Sugar on the hit BBC2 show The Apprentice is from Drogheda.

Kristina Grimes, a pharmaceutical Regional Sales Manager, spent her formative years in Julianstown before moving to England a number of years ago.

Originally from Co Wicklow, Kristina moved to the Meath village when she was a child and attended school locally in Drogheda, first at the Sacred Heart Secondary School and later in St Oliver’s Community College.

The Apprentice finalist, who was chosen from over 10,000 hopefuls to take part in the show, moved to Drogheda with her father Alan, a former manager at Drogheda Concentrates, mother Janet and two older brothers Scott and Simon.

A friend told the Drogheda Independent: ‘Her friends were all really positive about the competition and said she should go for it. She applied online and thought she would have a good chance of getting it.’

Kristina decided to take part in the show in order to give her career a boost after spending a number of years raising her son, who is now finishing his first year at university.

The mum of one is an avid horse lover and spent a number of years working at the stables in Mosney while living nearby in Julianstown.

Although the family now live in England, they have maintained close links with Ireland and the area and keep in touch with friends and relation both here and in Dublin.

‘She saw the show as a great opportunity to get her career off the ground now that her son is older and she doesn’t have to worry about him as much anymore.

‘She was working as a regional sales manager for a pharmaceutical company throughout Britain but obviously she had to give that job up to go on the show.



Filming of the hit BBC 2 show has already been completed with the final programme due to air on June 14.





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