Burnley business ace links up with Apprentice show star

Burnley business ace links up with Apprentice show star

Neil Clough, left, with David Walker

As he appeared on The Apprentice

First published in News

A MARKETING whizz from Burnley has been ‘hired’ by one of Lord Sugar’s former Apprentice candidates.

David Walker, managing director of +24 Marketing, will work with one of the TV show’s 2013 semi-finalists, Neil Clough, to help him launch his new consultancy firm.

Mr Walker, a former Nelson and Colne College student, opened the +24 Marketing office in Northbridge House, at Elm Street Business Park, Daneshouse, last year.

The venture will also see Mr Clough’s business, NWC Consultancy, launch an Apprentice-style competition to give other North West business start-ups the chance to win £10,000-worth of business support.

Mr Walker, who also attended West Craven High Technology College, Barnoldswick, now employs four staff in Burnley — including his mum, Alexandra.

They helped create NWC Consultancy’s website and online marketing strategy.

Mr Walker said: “I’m delighted to be working with Neil, both to create his site and online sales strategy and support him in his business venture.

“The award is a fantastic way to recognise a small business in the region and this is a strong client to add to our portfolio. I’m passionate about rewarding entrepreneurs so this is a great way to combine business and pleasure.”

Mr Clough said: “It was clear when we met that David and I shared the same drive and ethos.”

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