Who is Thomas Skinner, Apprentice 2019 star and pillow businessman?

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Thomas Skinner: he’s a pillow and mattress salesman, a candidate on The Apprentice and – we must always warn you now – a self-described “full-time geeza”.

Apparently promoting on the markets from the age of 16, Thomas is assured he’ll come out high on the BBC enterprise competitors and win Lord Sugar’s £250,000 funding.

Right here’s all it is advisable to learn about Thomas, certainly one of 16 contestants on this yr’s BBC One contest.

Thomas Skinner: The Key Info

Age: 28

Occupation: Proprietor, The Fluffy Pillow Firm

Instagram: @iamtomskinner

LinkedIn: Thomas Skinner

What is Thomas Skinner’s job?

Though he lists his job as a “skilled beer drinker” on Instagram, Skinner is truly the proprietor of The Fluffy Pillow Firm, a enterprise promoting beds, mattresses and – you guessed it – pillows.

In line with his firm web site, after “numerous hours of experimentation”, Skinner developed his personal memory-foam pillow, full with its “personal particular consolation recipe”.

Judging by his Instagram, Skinner spends his earnings from the corporate on journeys to Dubai, customized cufflinks and boxing fitness center lessons. Nonetheless, wanting on the image beneath, he nonetheless hasn’t splashed out on pillow covers.

As Skinner additionally says on his LinkedIn, from 2010 to 2018 he was the proprietor of Essex Furnishings Ltd, a now-dissolved firm. Skinner was additionally the director of two different companies earlier than 2019, each of which at the moment are dissolved.

What are Thomas Skinner’s expertise?

In line with the person himself, his “sharp”, “streetwise” character is accountable for his successes. Nonetheless, don’t depend on him to organise an efficient enterprise technique. “I simply do all the things on impulse. Once I plan, I at all times get it mistaken,” he admits.

In different phrases, so long as Thomas doesn’t need to, say, submit an in depth marketing strategy for Lord Sugar’s specific approval, he needs to be utterly advantageous.

The Apprentice is on 9pm Wednesday 2nd October, BBC One 

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