Published on November 2nd, 2010 | by Darren Byrne43
Competition Closed: Cadburys and the Apprentice
*** Competition Closed ***
*** Congratulations to Corina Stone and Jamie Z ***
This week’s Apprentice task should have been fun and frolics for teams Fusion and Elev8. Instead, the two teams faltered, floundered and fell foul of their own egos and infighting. Set by Cadbury Spots v Stripes, this week’s challenge sent the two teams travelling to Timahoe and Tyrrells Pass to organise community games and sign people up to Spots v Stripes.
What should have been exciting and a great opportunity for candidates to shine, became another example of how this year’s hopefuls seem to be incapable of working together. With Panos’s whining, Will’s panicking, Barry’s over-inflated head, Nagaite’s grumpiness and Michelle’s inability to grasp the basics of money, the boardroom was destined to be one of the most riveting yet.
Bill Cullen was again appalled by both Fusion and Elev8, unimpressed with the leadership from either Will or Michelle. In the end, Cadburys was happier that Michelle’s team had embraced the Spots v Stripes concept best and left Team Elev8 to the mercy of Bill. The usual blame game began again, and when Will brought Panos and Nagaite back to the boardroom to decide their fate, Bill and his sidekicks, Brian Purcell and Jackie Lavin, were surprised that Jamie wasn’t brought back, feeling he had underperformed consistently.
An excellent defense by Panos and a solid explanation of strengths and abilities by Will, meant that Nagaite was an obvious target for the chop. Bill may not have been overwhelmed by the rest of the candidates, but this week he sent Nagaite packing.
Boardroom Battle Promotion
In a first for the Apprentice, Bill Cullen’s right and left hand man and woman, Brian Purcell and Jackie Lavin are going to be Project Managers. They have been appointed team leaders for the Apprentice Spots v Stripes competition. Both have to encourage people to sign up and play on www.cadbury.ie/theapprentice. With the opportunity to win €5,000, all you need do is pick a side. You will help decide if Brian and the Spots or Jackie and the Stripes win.
In August 2010, Cadbury Ireland launched its biggest ever campaign – Cadbury Spots v Stripes, with an unprecedented spend of €15million which aims to get people of all ages and walks of life to play games again. Young and old, people in villages and in towns, able-bodied and disabled people will be encouraged to play games and challenge each other.
With thanks to this week’s challenge setters, Cadburys, Culch.ie has Two Cadburys Hampers to give away to our readers. We’re a democracy in Culch.ie Towers, so we’re letting you decide which team we’re supporting in the Spots v Stripes challenge. Leave a comment below telling us if we should support Brian’s Spots or Jackie’s Stripes and you will have the chance to win one of the Cadburys Hampers.
I’m voting for Brian. Tell us below whose side you are on…