Harper James meets: Dr Leah Totton

16 December 2020 | Podcasts and videos

Harper James meets: Dr Leah Totton

Cosmetic clinic founder and winner of The Apprentice talks business

Part 1

‘I saw an opportunity where I could do something good and bring in medical influence and regulation to a sector that really needed it.’

In this podcast, we meet Dr Leah Totton, the Derry-born founder of award-winning ethical cosmetic clinic chain Dr Leah Clinics. Leah is well-known for winning BBC One’s The Apprentice in 2013, and with it, a business partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, who co-owns her chain of beauty clinics. The interview, hosted by Nick Owens, comes in two parts: in part 1, Leah talks us through her experience of keeping her business going throughout the pandemic and the challenges she’s navigated as a founder and employer. She also shares the personal reasons behind why she’s such a passionate advocate for improving standards in the beauty industry.

Part 2

‘I spoke to Lord Sugar, honestly, every day for the first year.’

In the second part of our exclusive interview with ethical beauty clinic founder and The Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totton, we hear what being Lord Sugar’s business partner is really like. Leah tells us how she called the billionaire entrepreneur for advice every day for a year and how important Lord Sugar’s mentorship was for her initial business decisions like finding premises and dealing with competitors.

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